Tuesday - December 30, 2014

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

Crews place a stick of pipe along Highway 43 in Lake Oswego.

This update includes construction work in the following areas. 

  • East Waluga parking lot pipeline disinfection
  • Highway 43 nighttime construction continues near Glenmorrie Drive
  • Chandler Road/ A Avenue – pipe installation expected to begin in mid-February

For the most up to date information on construction and road closures, follow @LOTwater on Twitter, visit work underway, call the hotline on 503-697-6502 or contact us.

East Waluga Park parking lot - pipe disinfection

In January, crews will begin a week-long pipe disinfection process centered in East Waluga Park parking lot near Quarry Road. Pipes will be flushed with chlorinated water and then tested to ensure the waterlines are clean. This is a typical procedure done to pipes before they are put into use. During this time, the parking lot and the work site within East Waluga Park will be closed to the public to maintain safety, and neighbors close to the park may notice a chlorine odor in the area, similar to a public swimming pool. Signs informing park visitors and neighbors will be placed in the park prior to the start of pipe disinfection.

In observance of New Year’s Day, crews will work a half-day on New Year’s Eve and be off Jan. 1 and 2. Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Highway 43 nighttime construction - continues near Glenmorrie Drive

Pipeline installation work on Highway 43 is progressing south towards West Linn. Crews are currently installing pipe near the intersection of Glenmorrie Drive at a brisk pace of about 100 feet each night. Once pipe work is complete next year, crews will repave the roadway where the pipe was installed.

Most major work is occuring at night from Sunday-Thursday, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Per ODOT approval and to minimize nighttime noise, some ashpalt saw-cutting on Highway 43 in Lake Oswego is occuring sporadically throughout the week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In most areas, two-way traffic is maintained except in some narrow areas where only one lane can be open at a time.
A second crew continues to install pipe in West Linn along Highway 43 just past Mapleton Drive, working north towards Lake Oswego. Work hours are Sunday to Thursday, 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.

In observance of New Year’s Day, Highway 43 night crews will work Dec. 30 and resume on Jan. 4. Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Chandler Road/A Avenue - pipeline installation expected to begin mid-February to early-March

Pipe installation at Chandler Road and 10th Street, is expected to begin in mid-February. Crews will lay pipe from Chandler Road to 10th Street, along A Avenue; between 10th and 9th Street; 9th Street between A and B Avenues; and, then down B Avenue, between 9th and State Street. Work hours on A Avenue, between 10th and 9th Streets, will be from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. to minimize traffic impacts.

For more information about the project, follow @LOTwater on Twitter, visit work underway, call the hotline at 503-697-6502 or contact us.