Thursday - July 24, 2014

West Linn Pipeline Construction Update: Horizontal Directional Drilling site (end of Mapleton Dr.)

Drilling has been on hold this week while crews wait for a different steering tool to arrive

The pipe casing installation is now complete! Crews installed 60-inch diameter steel casing to about 160 feet. Thank you to neighbors for your patience during this noisy activity.

Drilling of the first pilot hole under the river began last week. The hole is being drilled through rock and is currently installed to about 1,000 feet. To learn more, read Water Savvy #9, Horizontal Directional Drilling (pdf 823 kb).

This week has been a quiet one at the site, as drilling has been on hold. Crews are waiting for a different steering tool (gyroscope) to arrive in the next week. Once the gyroscope is installed, drilling will resume at the site.

During drilling, neighbors may hear noise from the drill rig and an increase in truck traffic. Work hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Neighborhood Construction Meetings at the Burgerville in West Linn

The 21st bi-monthly neighborhood construction update meeting was held on Tuesday, July 15, at Burgerville in West Linn. Meeting materials are posted on the project website on the “past public meetings” page. The July 15 summary, will be posted shortly.

The next neighborhood construction meeting will be held on August 5, at 7:30 a.m in the downstairs restaurant area at Burgerville, 18350 Willamette Drive in West Linn. Meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month and 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings include updates on the HDD pipeline work and water treatment plant work occurring in West Linn.

For more information, drop-in to a bi-monthly meeting at Burgerville, visit the work underway map, contact us or call 503-697-6502.