Friday - July 18, 2014

Pipeline Construction Update: Lake Oswego

Trench backfill along Iron Mtn. Blvd.

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

  • Final paving is coming!
  • Douglas Way/Lake Grove Elementary School
  • Boones Ferry Road crossing – night work
  • Iron Mountain Blvd. progress
  • B Ave. storm drain line and water pipeline
  • Laurel/Erickson/Hwy 43 between Laurel and south city limits

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

Final paving is coming!

Starting on July 31, the East Waluga Park parking lot will be paved. During paving, the parking lot will be temporarily closed for two days, including overnight. There will be no parking allowed during this time.

Weather permitting, from early August through mid-September, final paving will occur along all streets in Lake Oswego where pipeline has been installed to date. During paving, there will be periods where roads are temporarily closed to traffic. We will share more information as it becomes available and residents located along the pipeline alignment will receive a doorhanger before paving is scheduled, notifying them of the dates for paving on their street.

Douglas Way/Lake Grove Elementary School

This week, work began through the Lake Grove Elementary School parking lot and down the driveway to Boones Ferry Road. Paving will begin in late July-early August (see above chart). Douglas Way is closed between Hallmark Drive and Quarry Road through late-July for pipeline work. Please use the detour shown on the Douglas Way 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.

Boones Ferry Road Crossing – night work

Trenching and pipe installation across Boones Ferry Road, between the Lake Grove Elementary School driveway and Lanewood Street, will occur at night. This work is scheduled to occur during the last week of July, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. One side of the roadway will be closed at a time, with cones guiding traffic through one lane in each direction.

Iron Mtn. Blvd. progress

Two crews continue to install pipe along Iron Mtn. Blvd. working toward each other. 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.

Access to and from Summit Drive to the traffic circle is permitted during work hours, but always check in with flaggers to ensure your safety, as only one lane is passable at a time. Pedestrians, runners and cyclists also need to make eye-contact with a crewmember and signal their presence before proceeding along the Iron Mtn. pathway if construction is nearby.

To view the latest road closures and construction activity, please visit the work underway map.

B Ave. storm drainage work expected to start mid-August

The new, larger storm drain pipeline needed to prevent flooding in the First Addition-Forest Hills neighborhood will be installed starting mid-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 will be available 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 downtown. The water line work that is planned to come down B Ave. from 10th is scheduled to begin in early 2015. Read our B Ave. construction brochure for more information.

Laurel/Erickson/Hwy. 43 pipeline construction

The Meet the Pipeline Contractor meeting was held on July 16, with about 35 neighbors attending. A recap of the Q/A from the meeting will be posted soon. Depending on pipe delivery, construction is expected to begin on Laurel at the intersection with Hwy. 43, moving west toward Erickson, starting mid-August. Expect to see detour signs and saw cutting along the asphalt over the next few weeks.

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.