Friday - June 20, 2014

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

Pedestrians and cyclists should use pathways for safe access through closed work zones and follow directions from crewmembers or flaggers

Crews getting ready to backfill the trench on Iron Mountain Boulevard

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

  • Safety reminder: pedestrians and cyclists
  • Quarry Road and Douglas Way – Detour!
  • Iron Mountain Blvd. update
  • State Street and B Ave intersection- June 25 night work
  • McVey Ave. - Downtown Lake Oswego – utility locates through July
  • "Meet the Contractor" meeting for Laurel/Erickson/HWY 43 (between Laurel and Marylhurst) scheduled for July 16.
  • Thank you residents for your understanding during construction!

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

Safety reminder: pedestrians and cyclists

When entering active work zones along closed roads, pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to use dedicated pathways or the edge of the roadway, watch for crews, check with flaggers and avoid heavy equipment. Safety is a top priority during construction. Even though the road might be closed to through traffic, there may be heavy equipment moving, excavators, loaders, pipe and open trenches located within the closed roadway. It is best to use the pathway or edge of the roadway and stay clear of any equipment.

Quarry Road and Douglas Way: intersection closed—use detour!

Crews have begun installing water pipeline in the intersection at Quarry Rd. and Douglas Way. This work should continue through next week. During this time, Quarry Road is closed to through traffic during work hours, between Oakridge Road and the Quarry/Meadows/Carman traffic circle.

Douglas Way is also closed between Hallmark Drive and Quarry Road through mid July. Please use the detour shown on the link and expect some temporary delays during work hours (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Access to East Waluga Park is maintained on Quarry Road from the north of Douglas Way.

During road closures, only local traffic is allowed through. Please follow these guidelines to avoid confusion:

  • If you live north of Douglas Way off Quarry, enter and exit from your street or home toward the traffic circle.
  • If you live south of Douglas Way, please enter and exit from your street or home, south to Boones Ferry or Oakridge.
  • If you live on Douglas Way, please enter/exit the street from the end that is open (not under construction).

Once pipe has been installed in the Quarry Road intersection, crews will progress east along Douglas Way toward Lake Grove Elementary. Quarry Road will reopen once crews are on Douglas Way.

Iron Mtn. Blvd. traffic update

Two crews continue to install pipe along Iron Mtn. Blvd – one from the east, near the Country Club, and one from the west, near the Hunt Club. Iron Mtn. Blvd. remains closed between Fairway Road and Summit Drive, between 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday through July. Please find an alternate east/west route around the closure.

Working efficiently and safely and still getting vehicles through near the Hunt Club is a top priority. The soft soils near the Hunt Club/Springbrook Creek have created challenges with keeping the trench and roadway intact while putting material back into the trench. Earlier this week, later hours resulted from having to safely close up the trench. Please continue to follow signage and directions from flaggers.

Access to the Hunt Club is provided from the traffic circle at Upper Dr. and Lakeview Blvd. Access to and from Summit Drive, west to the traffic circle is also permitted during work hours, but always check in with flaggers to ensure your safety, as only one lane is passable at a time.

Country Club patrons and residents on Fairway have access on the east side of the closure on Iron Mtn. Blvd. To view the latest road closures and construction activity, please visit the work underway map.

State Street and B Ave. intersection – night work June 25

Next Wednesday evening, June 25, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be working within the intersection at State Street and B Ave. This is to investigate utility locations in anticipation of final design of the water and storm drain lines that will be installed later in the summer. There may be single-lane closures during the work. Please watch for flaggers during this time.

McVey Ave. - Downtown Lake Oswego – utility locates through July

Throughout July, crews will be working along the proposed water pipeline route on McVey Ave., Ladd St., Durham St., Leonard St., State St. between A and B Ave, B Ave between 9th and State St, 9th Street between B Ave. and A Ave, and 10th between A Ave and Chandler. Crews will progress north along the route, and then westward along B Ave. Most work will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Work along State St. will occur at night. Crews will dig small holes in the roadway to locate underground utilities and pipes, to ensure the pipeline route does not conflict with existing utilities. There may be single lane closures during work hours, so please watch for flaggers.

Meet the Contractor Meeting – Laurel/Erickson/Hwy. 43 pipeline construction

Please join us on July 16 between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for a chance to meet representatives from Emery & Sons Construction, learn about the construction schedule along Laurel St, Erickson St and Highway 43 (between Laurel and Marylhurst) and get your questions answered. The meeting will be held at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church (1855 South Shore Blvd., Lake Oswego).

Thank you, residents, for your understanding during construction

It’s not over until the lemonade arrives! If you’ve received your thank you card and packet of lemonade, then you know the worst is over. We’ll be back for final paving this summer, but no more construction in front of your home. We apologize for any inconvenience work on your new water system has caused (or may cause) and thank you for your patience during construction.

We apologize for any inconvenience work may cause and thank you for your patience as construction progresses.

For more information about the project, please contact us.