Friday - July 17, 2015

State Street construction begins Sunday, July 19

Railroad crossing.

Crews smoothing asphalt.

Permanent striping at the intersection of B Avenue and 1st Street.

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas:

  • State Street nighttime construction - begins Sunday, July 19
  • Highway 43 - paving complete!
  • Laurel Street - paving complete!
  • Chandler Road, A and B Avenues - striping complete!

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

State Street nighttime construction - begins Sunday, July 19

Pipeline construction is expected to begin on Sunday, July 19 on State Street starting 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.

To minimize traffic and business impacts, most work on State Street will occur at night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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. For more information about downtown construction, please visit the Lake Oswego Construction Activities page or view the latest Hello LO insert.

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.

Highway 43 - nighttime paving underway

Final paving of the lane where the pipe has been installed on Highway 43 is now complete! Crews have paved from Mapleton Drive in West Linn to Laurel Street in Lake Oswego. Tonight, crews will begin replacing the traffic loops along Highway 43, and will install permanent striping at the end of July, beginning of August. 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. Please drive with caution through the active work zones and obey flagger’s directions.

Laurel Street - paving complete!

Crews completed the final grind and paving of Laurel between Highway 43 and Hallinan Street yesterday! Crews will pave the remainder of Laurel Street and Erickson Street once the Laurel Pathway Project is complete.

Chandler Road, A and B Avenues - striping complete!

This week, crews finished placing the permanent striping along Chandler Road as well as A and B Avenues! A special thank you to the neighbors and businesses for their patience during this time. Over the next few weeks, some small, final items will be completed along the pipeline alignment. Work hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please note, schedules are subject to change.

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