Friday - August 29, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update

Concrete for foundation footing curing

WR2 foundation footings nearly complete

Crews successfully completed the installation of steel foundation footings last week and expect to complete the last foundation footing concrete pour on Tuesday, September 2.

Exploratory digging near the end of Parkhill Drive

Early next week, crews will dig small holes near the end of Parkhill Dr. at the reservoir site, to locate underground utilities and ensure against conflicts with existing utilities.  Workers will be using a small backhoe and holes will be repaired as work progresses.  

Gearing up to construct WR2 Reservoir walls

Early next week, wall forms will begin to go up for the first wall section for the reservoir. There will be ten (10) wall sections in total. The walls will be poured with concrete every other day over a span of approximately one (1) month beginning on September 11.

During the wall pours, neighbors can expect to see about 5 concrete trucks traveling to and from the site and hear noise from a concrete pump truck, from 7:00 a.m. Each wall section concrete pour is expected to take about 6 hours. Flaggers will guide trucks in and out of the site, so please approach the Carman Drive curves cautiously. 

Construction work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. No work will take place on Labor Day, Monday September 1.

Providing infrastructure as well as economic benefits

In addition to expanding our existing drinking water infrastructure, the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership project is providing short-term benefits for the regional economy. Contractors and suppliers of materials (such as steel and concrete) for the WR2, are local companies, including Cemex (Portland, Ore.), Farwest Steel (Vancouver, WA) and Ward-Henshaw Construction Company, Inc. (Canby, Ore.).  

Project information

For the most up to date information about the project, please visit work underway, call the hotline at 503-697-6502 or e-mail lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us.

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