What is this Project?
This project increases system capacity to deliver high-quality drinking water from the Clackamas River to the communities of Lake Oswego and Tigard. Together these two communities can secure long-term access to clean, safe water for less than it would cost them to do it alone. Learn more...
Crews installing a temporary well at the microtunnel site
Gladstone Pipeline and River Intake Construction Update
This update includes construction work in the following areas. Read more for specific information on each location:
- River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) - testing continues, commisioning to begin!
- Meldrum Bar Park pipeline work - continues next week through the ballfield parking lot
- Microtunnel at Jensen Road pathway - tunnel boring machine to begin soon
Mixing manifold and pipe supports
Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update
Crews have removed the scaffolding and shoring inside the WR2 that were needed to support the roof and have hauled the materials off site. Over the next few weeks, they will install the reservoir’s mixing manifold and pipe supports.
WR2 wrapping and roof
The cable wrapping of WR2 is complete and the last of the shotcrete has been applied. Crews are now working on the roof to install the remaining roof hatches as well as the lightning proctection.
Welding a steel closure ring to join two pieces of the 48" steel pipe on Highway 43
West Linn Pipeline Construction Update
Two crews continue to lay pipe on Highway 43 in West Linn and Lake Oswego, and more than a mile of pipe has been installed!
This week, crews placed some temporary striping in areas on Highway 43 to improve lane delineation. Steel plates and temporary pavement patches are present in the roadway, which can leave the road rough and uneven - driving at slower speeds is recommended. These delays are temporary and we appreciate your patience during this time.
This update includes construction work in the following areas:
- Chandler Road/10th Street - pipe installation expected to begin mid-late February
- State Street - CenturyLink fiber conduit relocation nearly complete
- Highway 43 nighttime construction - continues near Holy Names Drive
For the most up to date information on construction and road closures, follow @LOTwater on Twitter, visit work underway, call the hotline on 503-697-6502 or contact us.
Crews placing rebar in preparation for the concrete floor to be poured.
Night construction – intersection of Bonita Road and Milton Court
Next week, crews will begin night work at the intersection of Bonita Road and Milton Court to install pipelines near the new Bonita Pump Station from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Monday to Friday. During this time, expect temporary delays as there will be a single lane closure to accommodate equipment and materials. During work hours, the traffic signal at 74th Avenue will be turned off and flaggers will guide vehicles through the construction area. Neighbors can expect to see and hear excavators, dump trucks and lighting. After work is completed each night, the area will be backfilled and temporary paving will be placed.