Friday - August 1, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) and Vicinity Construction Update

Placing rebar to prepare for the first concrete slab pour

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

  • Reservoir site work: foundation slab, footings and piping
  • Carman Drive roadwork: delayed
  • Upcoming East Waluga parking lot paving

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

Reservoir site work: foundation slab, footings and piping

Crews are placing steel for one half of the reservoir slab at a time this week. The first concrete pour for this portion of the slab could occur late next week, or the week after, depending on whether the temporary traffic signal is able to be installed. That section will be allowed to cure for about a week and then work will begin on the next half of the slab. Neighbors can expect to hear concrete trucks and the concrete pump truck working, but noise levels will not be as noticeable as the rock hammering that occurred in the past.

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. The installation of the storm drain line up the access road is now complete and the water line is nearly complete. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Carman Drive roadwork: delayed

NW Natural has not yet paved its gas line trench on Carman Drive near the WR2 site. WR2 crews are still waiting for word from PGE about their availability for the signal pole installation for the temporary traffic light on Carman Drive.

Upcoming East Waluga Park parking lot paving

The East Waluga Park parking lot will be paved on August 11. The lot will be closed to vehicles for two days while the asphalt is placed and cured.

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, follow @lotwater on Twitter, or visit the “all work underway” map.