Thursday - July 2, 2015

Highway 43 paving underway

Crews smooth and compact fresh asphalt on 9th Street.

Crews grind off the existing asphalt before placing the new asphalt in West Linn.

Railroad crossing.

Pipe bridge off McVey Avenue.

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas:

  • A and B Avenues, 9th Street & Chandler Road - paving complete, striping starts soon!
  • Highway 43 - nighttime paving underway
  • State Street nighttime construction - begins in mid-late July
  • McVey Avenue pipe bridge - construction continues
  • Laurel and Erickson Streets - paving scheduled for mid-late July

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 complete, striping starts soon!

Last week, crews finished the final paving where the pipeline was installed along Chandler Road, A Avenue, 9th Street and B Avenue! A special thank you to the neighbors and businesses for their patience during this time. Next week, crews are planning to place the permanent striping along B Avenue (from State to 6th Street), A Avenue and Chandler Road. Work hours are 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Please note, schedules are subject to change.

Highway 43 - nighttime paving underway

Final paving of the lane where the pipe has been installed on Highway 43 began this week at the intersection of Highway 43 and Mapleton Drive in West Linn. Crews are working north towards Laurel Street in Lake Oswego. They’re making good progress and have currently paved just passed Shady Hollow Way in West Linn. Crews are first grinding the existing asphalt and then pouring new, hot asphalt immediately after. Striping will be placed later this month, after the new pavement has been laid down. Paving is expected to continue through mid-July.

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. Please drive with caution through the active work zones and obey flagger’s directions.

State Street nighttime construction - begins in mid-late July

Pipeline construction is expected to begin in mid-late 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.

McVey Avenue pipe bridge - construction continues

Crews continue construction of the pipe bridge off McVey Avenue, forming and preparing to pour the bridge’s footings. This work will be done during the day between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Laurel and Erickson Streets - paving scheduled for mid-late July

The final grind and paving of Laurel and Erickson Streets is currently scheduled to occur the week of July 20, however, this is subject to change. Crews will pave Laurel Street from Highway 43 to Hallinan Street and Dyer Street to Erickson Street. The Laurel “Narrows” will be paved as part of the Laurel Pathway Project. Erickson Street will be paved between McVey Avenue and Laurel Street.

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 all 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 and cool. The contractor will coordinate any deliveries and mail services during the paving. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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