Thursday - June 11, 2015

Final paving set to begin in Gladstone

Forms in place for pouring concrete.

New curb installed on Bellevue Avenue.

Gladstone Pipeline and River Intake Construction Update

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

  • River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) - demolition begins next month
  • Bellevue Avenue - restoration and curb work almost complete
  • W. Clackamas, Bellevue and Exeter - final paving is coming!
  • Jensen Road pathway - pipe installation underway

River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) - demolition begins next month

Mid-next week, a large crane will arrive and be assembled on site. This will be used to demolish the existing RIPS structure next month. PGE crews will also be working at the site to add a secondary, back-up power feed to the new intake pump station.

Demolition is expected to take about two months. Crews will sawcut the concrete and structure to break it into smaller pieces to be removed offsite. Neighbors will notice an increase in noise, truck traffic and potential vibration during this work. Once demolition is complete, the area will be landscaped.

Bellevue Avenue - restoration and curb work

Work has started on preparing the subgrade and forming portions of the new curbs along Bellevue Avenue, between W. Clackamas Boulevard and Exeter Street (pictured right). Crews are pouring the curbs on one side at a time to allow residents to park on the other side of the street. During this time, there will be periods where the road is temporarily closed to traffic, so the new concrete can dry. Residents located along Bellevue Avenue will receive a door hanger or notice 48 hours prior to the expected work.

Final paving along the streets where the pipe has been installed is expected to occur this summer.

W. Clackamas, Bellevue and Exeter Street – final paving is coming!

Final paving along the streets where the pipe has been installed is expected to begin the week of June 22, although this is weather dependent. Crews plan to start at the intersection of W. Clackamas Boulevard and Portland Avenue, working west on W. Clackamas toward Bellevue Avenue, then north along Bellevue and west along Exeter Street to the Barton Avenue intersection. Work hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

During paving, there will be periods where roads are temporarily closed to all traffic, so the new pavement can dry. Residents located along the pipeline alignment will receive a door hanger or notice 48 hours prior to the scheduled paving on their street. Please find an alternative place to park on a side street or prepare to leave your house before the paving begins on your street.

Crews will repave the dead end block of Exeter Street once the final pipe connections are made later this summer or fall.

Jensen Road pathway - pipe installation underway

This week, crews resumed laying pipe along the Jensen Road pathway, and are working east toward River Road. Work hours are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Neighbors can expect to see and hear excavators, loaders, pipe, steel plates, gravel and dump trucks. During work hours, there may be an increase in noise, truck traffic and vribation, depending on neighbors’s locations. Trucks and equipment will enter and exit the pathway from both River Road and Meldrum Bar Park. To maintain safety, the pathway will remain closed during construction.

Crews encountered some difficulties microtunneling the pipe under River Road and McLoughlin Boulevard. Moving forward, the contractor will use a different method to install the remainder of the pipe to connect to Exeter Street. More information will be provided soon regarding this work.

For more information, please visit the Gladstone construction activities page or “all work underway” map or contact us.