Final paving almost complete on W. Clackamas, Bellevue & Exeter Streets
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 underway
- Portland, W. Clackamas, Bellevue and Exeter - paving almost complete
- Exeter St. - final pipe to be installed at the dead end
- Jensen Rd. pathway - pipe installation continues
- River Rd. and McLoughlin Blvd. - final pipeline crossing
River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) – demolition underway
Crews are underway in removing the existing RIPS roof and laying walls down (pictured left). Soon, equipment will be mobilized to the river level, including a crane, mats, stair tower and scaffolding near the new RIPS access bridge. Once this is complete, they will remove the deck of the existing RIPS.
Demolition is expected to take about two months. Crews will sawcut the concrete using a wire saw and break it into smaller pieces to be removed offsite and recycled. Neighbors will notice an increase in noise, truck traffic and potential vibration during this work. Once demolition is complete, the area will be landscaped.
The RIPS contractor will be working Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., and occasional Saturdays.
Portland Ave., W. Clackamas Blvd., Bellevue Ave. and Exeter St. – paving almost complete
Crews have completed paving on Portland and W. Clackamas, and have paved to the intersection of Bellevue Ave. and Berkeley St. Paving resumes this week, to complete the remainder of Bellevue Ave. and Exeter St., between Bellevue and Barton Streets. Work hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.
During asphalt grinding and 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.
Thank you to neighbors for your cooperation and patience during this work.
Exeter St. – final pipe to be installed at the dead end block
Crews plan on installing three small sticks of remaining pipe early this week at the dead end block of Exeter St. The City of Gladstone will then complete a water line replacement in this area, prior to the final paving of this block, which is expected to occur later this summer.
Jensen Rd. pathway – pipe installation continues
With tight site conditions in the pathway, crews have slowed progress and have about 400 feet of pipe left to reach River Rd. Work hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. Crews expect to be at the intersection with River Rd. in the next couple weeks.
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’ locations. Trucks and equipment will enter and exit the pathway from both River Rd. and Meldrum Bar Park. To maintain safety, the pathway will remain closed during construction.
River Rd. and McLoughlin Blvd. – final pipeline crossing
Crews encountered some difficulties microtunneling the pipe under River Rd. and McLoughlin Blvd. Moving forward, the contractor will use a different method, traditional cut-and-cover trenching, to install the remainder of the pipe to connect to Exeter St.
This work is set to begin in the next month or so. Once crews finish laying the remainder of the pipe along Jensen Rd. pathway, they will cross River Rd. and work through the Gladstone Nissan lot. From there, pipe will be installed across McLoughlin Blvd. and into the Teriyaki Grill lot, to connect to the newly installed pipe at the dead end block of Exeter St. To minimize impacts to traffic and businesses, the majority of this work will likely be conducted at night.
More information will be provided as it becomes available regarding this work, expected start dates and work hours.