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Tuesday - October 29, 2013

Focus: River Intake Construction

Most of the subcontractors and suppliers—over 80%-- for the Partnership projects are being hired from local companies in local communities.  The river intake pump station (RIPS) is no exception.  On Monday, Partnership staff visited Fought & Company, Inc., Tigard, OR, the steel fabrication shop making the access bridge for the RIPS.

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Friday - October 25, 2013

River Intake Construction Update

Work is continuing on drilling 27 piles into the ground at the river intake pump station (RIPS) site to support the future access bridge. This should be complete by next week.

All 14 rock anchors have been installed in the bottom of the cofferdam to support the foundation and improve seismic stability. This week a concrete slab was poured over the anchors, as part of the foundation of the RIPS.

Forms for the RIPS walls were delivered today. These will be installed over the next two weeks around the reinforced bar that is now in place within the cofferdam. Once the wall forms are in (about two weeks), a large concrete pour will occur. After the pour, the wall forms will be removed. This work will continue over the next month.

During this work, neighbors can expect noise and truck traffic as pile drilling continues and concrete trucks arrive at the site. Generally, during the next three weeks, work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with no Saturday work expected.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday - October 21, 2013

"Meet the Contractor" meeting held October 17th

25 people attended a “Meet the Pipeline Contractor” meeting on Thursday, October 17th at the West End Building in Lake Oswego. Neighbors from the Waluga, Lake Grove, North Shore/Country Club and Evergreen neighborhoods met with representatives from the project team and the contractor, Emery & Sons, to discuss upcoming pipeline construction work in Lake Oswego. Read the meeting summary here.

Work is expected to start in Waluga Park in December 2013 and progress east of Boones Ferry Rd. along Lanewood St. towards Iron Mtn. Blvd. in spring 2014.

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Tuesday - October 8, 2013

Citizen commission approves construction of new reservoir and pipeline extension in Lake Oswego

In the news...

A citizen commission has approved an application for the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership to build a 3.5-million gallon water reservoir and extend the water pipeline to it through East Waluga Park.

The project will be spread among three parcels of land totaling about 24 acres, each containing a portion of a resource conservation district with second-growth Douglas firs and large-leaf maples. It will also require the removal of 177 trees, city staff said.

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Friday - October 4, 2013

River Intake Pump Station Construction Update

To support the future River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) access bridge from bank erosion, 27 piles are being drilled into the ground at the RIPS site in Gladstone. This work will continue over the next three weeks. Work involves drilling deep holes into the ground, filling them with concrete and reinforcing them with steel beams.

Excavation of the cofferdam is now complete. Over the next three weeks, drilling equipment will begin installing 14 rock anchors in the bottom of the cofferdam, to support the foundation and improve seismic stability of the RIPS.

During this work, neighbors can expect noise and truck traffic as drilling occurs and equipment arrives to the site. Generally, during the next three weeks, work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday - October 3, 2013

Meet the Contractor Pipeline Meeting

Thursday - October 17, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West End Building, Willamette Room, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego

We hope that you can join us to meet representatives of Emery & Sons and learn more about water pipeline construction in your area starting in late October/early November. We’ll have information about the project, the work schedule detours and what to expect in your neighborhood.

Thursday - October 3, 2013

Water work gets going

In the news...

The dump trucks have arrived in West Linn, making trips back and forth along Highway 43 to the Lake Oswego water treatment plant, which sits in a quiet neighborhood in the Robinwood area. It’s just one sign and one step in a 28-month project.

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