Wednesday - September 9, 2015

Road closure and detour route begins for Mapleton Drive

Excavating a trench near 5035 Mapleton Drive

Temporary asphalt patch placed at the end of Mapleton

Pipe being unloaded

This update includes information about the following topics. Click below for specific information on each topic:

  • Mapleton Drive – detour route will be in place by the end of this week
  • Neighborhood construction meetings - next meeting Sep. 15 at 6 p.m.

Mapleton Drive - detour route will be in place by the end of this week

Over the past few weeks, crews have been installing pipe at the eastern end of Mapleton Drive, near Mary S. Young Park. During this time, the road has been closed east of Nixon Avenue. While progress has been slower than anticipated with some unknown utilities and deep excavations, crews expect to be at the intersection with Nixon Avenue by the end of this week.

From the intersection, crews will continue working up Mapleton Drive, towards the treatment plant site.

Road closure and detour route

Starting tomorrow or Friday, a detour will be in place during work hours and no through traffic will be allowed in the active work zone on Mapleton Drive. Detour signage will be installed directing traffic around the closure area.

The road will be closed to through traffic at the active work zone, as it moves along Mapleton Drive. Residents located east of the active work zone will need to use the detour route on Nixon Avenue, Elmran Drive and Cedaroak Drive during work hours (refer to detour map link above). Residents located west of the active work zone can use Mapleton Drive between their home and Highway 43 during work hours.

For more information about road closures and detours, refer to the guidelines.

Work hours and what to expect

Work hours on Mapleton Drive are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please note, crews will likely be working six-day weeks for the foreseeable future.

Neighbors can expect to see and hear excavators, generators, loaders, saw-cutters, compressors, pipe, steel plates, gravel and dump trucks in the work area, staging areas and right-of-way on Mapleton Drive. During work hours, there will be an increase in noise, truck traffic and vibration, depending on neighbors’ locations.

Crew members will notify affected residents who may have their driveways blocked during pipeline construction work hours—typically one to three days in advance—to explain which driveways will be impacted and coordinate parking.

Helpful guidelines

Questions about pipeline construction on Mapleton Drive? Check out these helpful guidelines that were developed in collaboration with a taskforce of neighbors, City of West Linn councilors and staff, TVF&R, Partnership staff and contractor representatives. The guidelines also include a map of the detour route that will soon be in place.

Neighborhood construction meetings - next meeting Sep. 15 at 6 p.m.

The next neighborhood meeting will be held at Robinwood Station on Tuesday, Sep. 15 at 6 p.m. Please attend to stay up-to-date on construction progress in West Linn and ask the project team questions.Meeting schedule:

The first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m., at Burgerville, 18350 Willamette Drive, West Linn. The third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., at the Robinwood Station, 3706 Cedar Oak Drive, West Linn.

For the latest information, follow @LOTWater on Twitter. You can also drop-in to a neighborhood construction meeting or contact us.

For the latest information, visit lotigardwater.org or follow @LOTWater on Twitter. You can also drop-in to a neighborhood construction meeting, email lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us or call 503-697-6502.