Friday - June 19, 2015

Final paving begins in downtown Lake Oswego and Highway 43

An example of how the pavement grinding process will look prior to placing the new asphalt.

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas:

  • A and B Avenues, 9th Street and Chandler Road - paving to begin this Sunday night
  • State Street nighttime construction - begins in mid-July
  • Highway 43 nighttime paving - expected to begin the week of June 28
  • Water shutoff - portions of Ash, Bullock and Laurel Streets

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

A and B Avenues, 9th Street and Chandler - paving to begin this Sunday night

Starting Sunday, June 21, crews will begin the final paving where the pipeline was installed along Chandler Road, A Avenue, 9th Street and B Avenue (to State Street). A Avenue, between 10th and 9th Streets, will be paved at night, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., on Sunday, June 21. Afterwards, nighttime paving will continue on Monday, June 22 along B Avenue in the business district, from State Street to 5th Street.

Mid-next week, crews will switch to daytime work hours for paving on B Avenue from 5th to 10th Street, and progress along 9th Street and Chandler Road. Daytime work hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. Permanent striping will be placed in early July. Please note, schedules are subject to change.

Residents located along the pipeline alignment will receive a door hanger notification 48 hours prior to paving. There will be periods where roads are temporarily closed to traffic to allow the pavement to dry. Please find alternate places to park or prepare to leave your home before the paving begins. Traffic will not be allowed to drive on the new asphalt until it is completely dry. The contractor will coordinate any deliveries and mail services during the paving.

State Street nighttime construction - begins in mid-July

Pipeline construction is expected to begin in mid-July on State Street at night, beginning at B Avenue and working south under the railroad tracks. From there, the pipeline will be installed along a portion of Foothills Road, through the Oswego Village Shopping Center, the Old Town neighborhood, George Rogers Park and McVey Avenue.

Please note: to install the pipe under the railroad tracks on State Street, crews will need to work continuously, day and night, for one 48-hour period. This will occur over a weekend to reduce the impact to commuter traffic. Lane closures will be in place with flaggers directing traffic around the site. More information about this phase of construction will be announced soon.

To minimize traffic and business impacts, most work on State Street will occur at night. In most areas, one lane of traffic will be open in each direction, with flaggers guiding traffic. All lanes will be open to traffic during the day. More information downtown construction visit the Lake Oswego Construction Activities page.

Highway 43 nighttime paving - expected to begin the week of June 28

Final paving of the lane where the pipe has been installed is expected to begin the week of June 28, starting at the intersection of Highway 43 and Mapleton Drive in West Linn, working north towards Laurel Street in Lake Oswego. Crews will first grind the existing asphalt before pouring new, hot asphalt immediately after. Striping will be placed shortly after the new pavement has been placed. Paving is expected to continue through July, however, this work is weather dependent.

Nighttime work hours on Highway 43 are 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. During work hours, one lane will be open at a time, in most areas, with flaggers guiding traffic in each direction. Neighbors can expect an increase in noise during paving.

Over the next few weeks, small crews will continue working at night along the pipeline alignment on Highway 43, between Laurel Street and Mapleton Drive. Work includes disinfecting the pipeline and making pipe connections, prior to final paving.

Water shutoff - portions of Ash, Bullock and Laurel Streets

Residential water services along a portion of Ash Street (between Yates and Bullock Streets), a portion of Bullock Street (between Laurel and Ash Streets), and a portion of Laurel Street (between Obrien and Yates Streets) will be shutoff for eight hours during one day, mid-next week. The purpose of the shutoff is to connect an existing 16-inch waterline to the new pipeline. Affected residents will receive a postcard as well as a door hanger notification 48 hours prior to the day of the shutoff. During this time, flaggers will guide traffic through the work zone. Please expect some temporary delays.

The final grind and paving of Laurel and Erickson Streets is scheduled to occur in mid-July, weather permitting. Residents located along the pipeline alignment will receive notice prior to paving.

For more information about the project, please contact us, visit the “all work underway” page, follow @lotwater on Twitter.