Wednesday - July 2, 2014

Pipeline Construction Update: Lake Oswego

The easterly crew works near the Hunt Club. The large spools near the sign contain wire that is installed in the pipe trench and is an integral part of the corrosion control plan

The easterly crew works near the Hunt Club. The large spools near the sign contain wire that is installed in the pipe trench and is an integral part of the corrosion control plan

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

  • Douglas Way – Detour!
  • Iron Mountain Blvd. update
  • B Ave storm drain line and water pipeline
  • 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.

For the most up to date information on construction and road closures, please visit work underway, call the hotline on 503-697-6502 or email

Douglas Way closed through July—use detour!

Douglas Way is closed between Hallmark Drive and Quarry Road through late-July. Crews have begun installing water pipeline in Douglas Way. 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.). During the road closure, only local traffic is allowed through. Once pipe has been installed in Douglas Way, the workwill continue through the Lake Grove Elementary School parking lot and down the driveway to Boones Ferry Road.

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. Please continue to follow signage and directions from flaggers.

Access to the Hunt Club from Upper Dr. and Lakeview Blvd. is now provided at all hours. 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.

Oswego Lake 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.

B Ave. storm drainage work expected to start late July/early August

The new, larger storm drain pipeline needed to prevent flooding in the First Addition-Forest Hills neighborhood will be installed starting late July or early August. The new pipeline will vary in size from 18” to 30” and replaces the 12” existing line. One block and one intersection along B Ave. will be closed at a time to accommodate this work. The work will start at State and B and move west to 7th Street. Pedestrian access to all businesses will be provided within the one block work area, but no on-street parking in the closed area. Parking is available on side streets and outside the work zone on B Ave, as well as in City parking lots outside the work area. The water line work that is planned to come down B Ave. from 10th is scheduled to begin later this year, in late fall or winter.

McVey Ave. - downtown Lake Oswego – gas line locates through July

Throughout July, crews will be locating gas lines 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 St. between B Ave. and A Ave., and 10th St. between A Ave. and Chandler. 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 gas pipes, to ensure the water pipeline route does not conflict with these utilities. There will 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 have your questions answered. The meeting will be held at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church (1855 South Shore Blvd., Lake Oswego).

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