Friday - April 17, 2015

Restoration of concrete panels continues on Highway 43

West Linn Pipeline Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Read more for specific information on each topic:

  • Highway 43 - permanent trench patch complete; concrete panel work continues
  • Mapleton Drive - pipeline construction expected to begin soon
  • Neighborhood construction meetings - new meeting location and frequency
  • Meet the Mapleton Drive Pipeline Contractor - Meeting to be held May 19

 

Highway 43 - permanent trench patch complete; concrete panel work continues

It has been a quieter week for crews on Highway 43, but early next week they will resume working in between Mapleton and Arbor Drives, restoring the concrete panels in the roadway. During this time, steel plates will be present. Once the concrete is poured and cured, the steel plates will be removed and the area will be repaved. Neighbors may notice an increase in noise during this work.

Crews have now completed the placement of the permanent trench patch along the two-mile stretch of Highway 43 where the pipe was installed. Over the next few weeks, small crews will continue working along the pipeline alignment on Highway 43, between Mapleton Drive and Laurel Street. Work includes installing valves, drains, laterals; making pipe connections; performing inspections; and filling and hydro testing the pipeline.

Final paving of the lane where the pipe was installed will occur once all work is complete on Highway 43 and the new pipe is tested, likely this summer.

Nighttime work hours on Highway 43 are 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. During construction, one lane will be open at a time in most areas, with flaggers guiding traffic in each direction. Please drive with caution while traveling through the construction zones and be sure to follow the directions given by flaggers.

Mapleton Drive - pipeline construction expected to begin soon

Pipeline construction on Mapleton Drive is expected to begin in late May. Schedules are subject to change.

Neighborhood construction meetings - new meeting location and frequency

The next meeting will be April 21, at 6 p.m. This will be the final meeting held at Burgerville, 18350 Willamette Drive, West Linn.

Starting in May, the neighborhood meetings will be held once a month, at the Robinwood Station, 3706 Cedar Oak Drive, West Linn. Meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.

Meet the Mapleton Drive Pipeline Contractor - meeting to be held May 19

On Tuesday, May 19, a “Meet the Mapleton Drive Pipeline Contractor” session will be held at the Robinwood Station, 3706 Cedar Oak Drive, West Linn, from 7 - 9 p.m., in lieu of the neighborhood construction meeting. Come along to meet representatives from Frank Coluccio Construction Co. and learn more about pipeline construction on Mapleton Drive.

For the latest information, follow @LOTWater on Twitter, drop-in to a neighborhood construction meeting or contact us.