Friday - May 23, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 Construction Update: Lake Oswego

Site preparation began this week at the WR2 site

This update includes the following topics. Please scroll down for specific information on each topic:

  • Waluga Meet the Contractor Meeting
  • Reservoir site work
  • Work in Carman Drive
  • Noisy Activity! Rock chipping

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

Meet the Contractor Meeting was held May 14

Five neighbors attended the Meet the Contractor meeting. (A Blazer playoff game may have been a factor in attendance). The contractor, Ward-Henshaw, described the construction approach and answered questions. You can read the meeting Q/A here.

Site clearing, erosion control, site and earthwork equipment arriving on site through early June

Crews are now removing stumps from the work area, installing erosion control fencing, tree protection fencing and bringing earthwork equipment to the site. While a traffic signal will be installed at the work entrance in about 5 weeks, for now, flaggers are guiding equipment and trucks in and out, so please watch for them at the curve.

Work in Carman Drive starting first week of June

The contractor will install a storm drain line in Carman Drive starting the first week of June and continuing for two weeks. Work will occur between 9:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m. and traffic will be narrowed to one lane with flaggers. Please use caution as you travel through the area, or, better yet, look for an alternate route around the construction.

Noisy Activity! Rock chipping starts first week of June

The excavation for the reservoir foundation will be through basalt rock which needs to be chipped, scraped and removed. This work starts toward the end of the first week of June and will relatively noisy compared to most site work.

Next Steps - mid-June: Water pipelines constructed up access road off Carman Drive.

For more information about the project, please contact us or visit the Lake Oswego page or the “all work underway” map.

We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause and thank you for your patience during construction of this important water storage project.