Thursday - September 11, 2014

Waluga Reservoir 2 (WR2) Construction Update

Placing the wall form for the first wall pour

Neighbors can expect a slight increase in noise and dust during rock-crushing

The first wall form for the first wall section of the reservoir is now in place.

WR2 foundation footing pours complete

Crews completed the last foundation footing concrete pour and have now begun construction of the reservoir walls.

Exploratory digging at Parkhill Drive complete

Crews completed exploratory digging to locate underground utilities which ensured against conflicts with existing utilities around Parkhill Drive.

Crushing rock to re-use as fill

In a sustainable effort to reuse natural resources from the WR2 site, crews will be crushing rock later this week and early next week. The crushed rock will then be used as fill material on site. [This was slightly delayed due to an equipment breakdown.]

Neighbors can expect a slight increase in noise and dust during rock-crushing. However, crews will be using water during the rock crushing process to help keep the dust down.

WR2 wall construction has begun

The first wall form for the first wall section of the reservoir is now in place. There will be ten (10) wall sections in total. Today is the first wall concrete pour. It is expected to take about 6 hours.

The walls will be poured with concrete every other day over a span of approximately two and one half weeks. 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. Flaggers will guide trucks in and out of the site, so please approach the Carman Drive curves cautiously.

Construction work hours

Construction work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. No work will take place this Saturday.

On Saturday, 9/20, for a half-day only (from 8 a.m.-12-Noon), a small crew will be pulling out ‘taper ties’ (that hold wall forms together). Neighbors can expect a modest level of intermittent banging noise during this time. There will be no construction equipment operating.

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.