Thursday - August 29, 2013

River Intake Construction Update

Sheet piling for the cofferdam is now complete

Sheet piling for the cofferdam is now complete

Sheet piling for the cofferdam is now complete. Any remaining fish found in the cofferdam will be relocated back into the river this week.

Next week, the RIPS contractor will begin excavation of rock and soil inside the cofferdam. Prior to excavation, equipment and supplies including an excavator and trucks will begin arriving on site on Tuesday, September 3. Excavation will begin on Wednesday, September 4 and will take about two weeks. This will involve removing soil and rock from the bottom of the cofferdam, to allow for the concrete foundation and eventual pump installation.

During this process, neighbors can expect some noise and an increase in truck traffic as rock and soils are removed from the site.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For further information, please contact the Project Hotline at 503-697-6502.