Friday - October 23, 2015

Finished water pipe installation begins early November on Mapleton Drive

Work on Mapleton Drive.

West Linn Pipeline Construction Update

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

  • Mapleton Drive – finished (treated) water pipe installation begins early November
  • Neighborhood construction meetings - next meeting Nov. 3 at 7:30 a.m.

Mapleton Drive - finished (treated) water pipe installation begins early November

This week, crews have been working on manholes, drains and vaults at the east end of Mapleton Drive. Next week, a large delivery of the finished (treated) water pipe is expected to arrive. Crews are also planning to conduct some concrete work in the roadway east of the plant (near where the steel plates are) and install drains and other vaults in the right-of-way, where the pipe was installed between the east end of Mapleton Drive and the plant. Please watch out for crews working in these areas – typically there will be a single lane closure during this miscellaneous work, but at times, there will be a full closure and the detour route will be in place. To avoid delays, it is best to use the detour route.

In early November, crews plan to begin laying the finished water pipe near the eastern entrance of the water treatment plant, working west along Mapleton Drive towards Highway 43. Please note, construction priorities and schedules are subject to change.

A scheduled start date for the sewer line relocation near 4020 Mapleton Drive is unknown at this stage. More information will be provided when a date is confirmed.

Road closure and detour route during pipeline construction

During work hours, a detour is in place and no through traffic is allowed in the active work zone on Mapleton Drive. Please follow the detour signage directing traffic around the closure area.

The road is 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. No pipeline work is planned for this Saturday, October 24 or next Saturday, October 31.

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 or Partnership staff 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.

Neighborhood construction meetings - next meeting Nov. 3 at 7:30 a.m.

The next neighborhood meeting will be held at Burgerville on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 a.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.