Thursday - October 9, 2014

Pipeline Construction Update: Lake Oswego

Storm water pipeline construction on B Ave. is now between 6th and 7th Streets

Work on Laurel is progressing east from Dyer

Exploring potential cultural resources in the area

This update includes construction work in the following areas. 

  • Iron Mtn. Blvd.; Twin Fir, Upper pavement striping; Chandler Rd. paving; pipeline corrosion control work
  • B Ave. storm water pipeline construction—  between 6th and 7th Streets
  • State Street storm water pipeline installation (night work)—  begins week of October 20
  • Laurel Narrows closed 24/7; Erickson St. main line work between Ash and Oak
  • Durham Street cultural resources work nearly complete
  • Hwy. 43 pipeline construction (night work) – starts early November

For the most up to date information on construction and road closures, please visit work underway, call the hotline on 503-697-6502 or email lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us

Iron Mtn. Blvd.; Twin Fir, Upper pavement striping; Chandler Rd. paving; pipeline corrosion control work

Paving is finished on Iron Mtn. Blvd.! Striping on Iron Mtn., Twin Fir, Upper Drive and Chandler Road is scheduled for the week of October 20. This includes center lines, fog lines, speed bumps, pathways, etc. At times during the striping, there will be single lane closures on these streets to accommodate equipment.

Paving on Chandler Road between 10th and Iron Mtn. is scheduled for October 16, weather permitting.

Part of the corrosion control system for the new steel water pipeline includes running a low voltage electrical current through the pipe. Along the alignment, “rectifiers” are being installed at various locations to enable the current to reach the wires that were installed alongside the pipe during construction. The rectifiers look like small metal boxes and are typically installed close to a utility pole for easy access to electricity. Over the next two weeks rectifiers will be installed in several locations: near the Hunt Club, at Lake Grove Elementary School, in Waluga Park, along Mulligan Road and on Lanewood St. and Upper Drive. Please watch for flaggers as this work is occurring. Other, miscellaneous repairs will be occurring over the next month as work in this area wraps up.

To view the latest traffic and construction information, please visit the work underway map and zoom in to the location you are interested in.

B Ave. storm water pipeline construction— between 6th and 7th Streets

Storm water pipeline construction on B Ave. is now between 6th and 7th Streets (pictured above). Lateral and manhole work at the intersections of 8th and B and 9th and B, is scheduled to begin next week. This is not pipeline replacement but work that will help improve local drainage.

Construction hours are to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

State Street/B Ave. storm water pipeline installation (night work) – begins week of October 20

The storm water pipeline that was recently installed in B Ave., must now be extended across State St. from B Ave. into a city owned driveway on the east side of State St. This work is scheduled to begin the week of October 20 and continue for two weeks. Work will occur at night – from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Two lanes will remain open on State St. but please watch for flaggers. During evening construction hours on the City-owned driveway on the east of State Street, the driveway will be closed to traffic.

Laurel narrows closed 24/7; Erickson St. main line work between Ash and Oak

Work on Laurel is progressing east from Dyer (pictured above). Starting today, Laurel Street between Dyer and Hallinan (the Narrows) is closed to through traffic 24 hours per day, to ensure safety. Local traffic, deliveries, garbage collection, and mail delivery will continue during construction at the west end of the closure. Early-mid next week, crews will be working on a water connection at the intersection of Laurel St and Hallinan St. This is expected to take two days to complete. During this time, there will be a single lane closure with flaggers directing traffic.

Erickson Street pipeline construction is now between Ash and Oak Streets. Erickson Street is closed to through traffic between McVey and Laurel Streets. Parking will not be available on Erickson within the work zone and work is expected to take about three more weeks. Services such as mail delivery, garbage and recycling collection and other deliveries will continue during construction.

Durham Street cultural resources work

The purpose of the work pictured above, is to further explore potential cultural resources in the area, prior to pipeline construction that will begin in early 2015.

Neighbors along Durham will not be able to park on Durham or access Durham from their driveway when the work area is in front of their home. Parking on a side street during work hours is recommended if you need to use your vehicle.

Work will take about one more week to complete. After work hours, the work area will be covered with a steel plate, with temporary paving to follow. During work hours, there will be single-lane closures with flaggers. Up to 20 people will be working on site at any one time. Work hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, however, equipment may arrive as early as 7 a.m.

Hwy. 43 pipeline construction (night work) – Starts first week of November

Pipeline installation work on Hwy. 43 will begin the first week of November at the intersection of Hwy. 43 and Laurel St, and progress south towards West Linn. All work on Hwy. 43 will be conducted at night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. In most areas on Hwy. 43, two-way traffic will be maintained during construction. All lanes of traffic will be open during the day. For more information, please see the construction flyer.

Thank you for your patience as construction progresses.