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Friday - March 27, 2015

Startup of solids removal structures underway at the WTP

Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

Work occurring on the new structures and across the site includes:

Yellow tower crane – east of site

In mid-April, the yellow tower crane is expected to be removed from the site! The red tower crane will remain to service the major work set to occur in the center and west of the site.

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Friday - March 27, 2015

Testing and chlorination to begin next month on the new reservoir

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update

Outside the WR2

Crews are busy putting the finishing touches on the exterior of the reservoir. Over the past few weeks, the ladder, handrails and roof vents have all been installed. Lightning protection for the roof will also be installed in early April. Once the weather is consistently warmer and less wet, the exterior of the reservoir will be painted.

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Monday - March 23, 2015

Correction: Oversight Committee Meeting Location, March 23 – Tigard Public Library

The next Oversight Committee Meeting will be held on March 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard OR 97223. Unfortunately the location of tonight’s Oversight Committee meeting was inconsistently shown on the website as being held in two different locations. This has now been corrected. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Friday - March 20, 2015

Last piece of pipe installed on Highway 43

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Read more for specific information on each location:

  • Highway 43 - Last piece of 48-inch pipe now installed; permanent trench patch more than halfway complete!
  • Open for Business - Support local businesses along Highway 43
  • Mapleton Drive - Exploratory digging almost complete
  • Meet the Mapleton Drive Pipeline Contractor - Meeting to be held soon

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Thursday - March 19, 2015

New RIPS begins pumping water!

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) - new pumps begin pumping water to the treatment plant!
  • Microtunnel at Jensen Road pathway - tunnel boring machine is installed
  • Meldrum Bar Park pipeline work - ballfield parking lot; paving set to begin
  • W. Exeter Street - equipment mobilized; pipe installation to resume

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Thursday - March 12, 2015

Pipeline activities ramp up in Lake Oswego

This update includes construction work in the following areas:

  • Exploratory digging- Oswego Village Shopping Center
  • Iron Mountain Boulevard, Twin Fir Road and Upper Drive- permanent striping
  • Chandler Road/10th Street - pipe installation has begun
  • Highway 43 nighttime construction - permanent trench patch has begun, major pipe installation almost complete

For the most up to date information on construction and road closures, follow @LOTwater on Twitter, visit work underway, or contact us.

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Thursday - March 5, 2015

Permanent trench patching to begin on Highway 43

West Linn Pipeline Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Read More for specific information on each location:

  • Highway 43 – Major pipe installation almost complete; permanent trench patching to begin next week!
  • Open for Business - Check out the multi-page color insert in the West Linn Tidings next week and support local businesses along Highway 43
  • Mapleton Drive - Exploratory digging begins next week; tree trimming in March

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Wednesday - March 4, 2015

Foreman sustains work-related injury at microtunnel construction site in Gladstone

The safety of staff and crew members is the first priority for the Partnership and its contractors. Unfortunately, despite the precautions and safety measures in place, accidents on the work sites can still happen.

At 11:35 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, a foreman from Frank Coluccio Construction Co. fell off a ladder into the microtunnel construction pit located off River Road in Gladstone. 

Crews immediately contacted 9-1-1, and first responders from the Gladstone Fire Department, Clackamas Fire District #1 and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue arrived on site shortly after. Rescue personnel quickly secured the man to a gurney and used the contractor’s crane to help lift him out.

The worker was transported to Oregon Health and Science University, where he is currently in a serious, but stable condition. The incident is currently being investigated.

Our thoughts are with the foreman, his family and his crew, and the entire Partnership is hoping for a prompt recovery.