Friday - July 18, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2)/Carman Drive Construction Update

Storm drain line installation in access driveway off Carman Drive

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

  • Reservoir site work: foundation, water line work
  • Carman Dr. road work/traffic control
  • Douglas Way pipeline work
  • Upcoming East Waluga parking lot paving

For the most up to date information on construction and traffic impacts, please visit work underway, call the hotline on 503-697-6502 or contact us.

Reservoir site work: Forming Slabs and Footings, Installation of Water Line Along Access Road

Work continues on encasing pipe on the reservoir site. This activity includes excavating, placing pipe and embedding some pipe in concrete. Installation of slabs and footings for the reservoir foundation continues. Crews will finish installing the storm drain line up the access road, off Carman Drive this week. Next week, they will begin installing the water line up the access road. Starting July 28, on-site storm system laterals will be installed. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Carman Drive Roadwork

NW Natural is expected to pave its gas line trench on Carman Drive near the WR2 site early next week. Poles needed for the temporary traffic light will be delivered early next week and be installed over the following two weeks. For 2-3 days prior to the signal activation, drivers will see a flashing yellow light and signage alerting them to the upcoming traffic control device. New pavement striping will occur next week for the new traffic signal/turn lane configuration. Traffic control will be in place for this wor, so please watch for flaggers.

Douglas Way Pipe Work is Progressing

Douglas Way remains closed to through traffic between Hallmark Drive and Quarry Road through late July for pipe installation and trench paving. Please watch for signage directing you to appropriate detours. Crews have now reached the Lake Grove Elementary School parking lot and will continue down the driveway toward Boones Ferry Road, finishing before September 2 before school resumes.

East Waluga Parking Lot Paving

Starting July 31, the East Waluga Park parking lot will be paved. During paving, the parking lot will be closed for two days, including overnight.

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

For more information about the project, please contact-us, call the hotline at
503-697-6502, follow @lotwater on Twitter or visit the “all work underway” map.