Friday - November 6, 2015

Lake Oswego pipeline construction moves down Ladd Street and into George Rogers Park

Crews installing pipe down Ladd Street in Lake Oswego's Old Town neighborhood

The Man from Kosh-huk-shix sculpture

McVey Avenue pipe bridge

This update includes construction work in the following areas:

  • Durham Street – pipeline construction complete
  • Ladd Street and George Rogers Park – construction underway
  • State Street crossing and McVey Avenue – night construction to begin soon
  • Cultural Resources Exhibit in George Rogers Park – The Man from Kosh-huk-shix
  • McVey Avenue pipe bridge – pouring footings

Durham Street – pipeline construction complete

Crews have made great progress and pipeline installation down Durham Street is complete! They’re currently pouring concrete for the ADA sidewalk ramps, and, in the next few weeks, are expected to perform an asphalt grind and overlay to restore the street, however, this is weather dependent.

Ladd Street and George Rogers Park – construction underway

Crews are currently installing pipe along Ladd Street (pictured above), and will continue through George Rogers Park and up Green Street. Work hours on Ladd Street are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. During work hours, neighbors can expect to see and hear heavy equipment and vehicles, dump trucks, and materials, such as pipe, steel plates and gravel. During construction, Ladd Street will be closed to through traffic with detours in place.

While crews work in George Rogers Park, sections of the park will be fenced off or will have steel plates in place. Some parking will be reduced along Green Street and in the park while equipment and materials are temporarily stored in the area.

State Street crossing and McVey Avenue – night construction to begin soon

Once crews work through George Rogers Park and Green Street, they will install pipe across State Street, and along McVey Avenue to Erickson Street. Work in this area is expected to begin in mid-November, however, schedules are subject to change. To minimize impacts to traffic, work on the State Street crossing will occur at night, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Monday to Friday. Lane closures will be in place during work hours, with flaggers guiding traffic.

For work on McVey Avenue, some activities are expected to take place at night, and some during the day. Stay tuned for more information regarding the McVey Avenue work schedule.

Cultural Resources Exhibit in George Rogers Park – The Man from Kosh-huk-shix

This past summer, a new cultural resources exhibit was installed at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego (pictured right), sponsored by the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership. Thanks to the incredible talents of Travis Stewart from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, this exhibit and sculpture creates a long-lasting tribute to Lake Oswego’s first peoples, and helps educate community members about the area’s unique history.

The Partnership has captured the story behind the sculpture, known as The Man from Kosh-huk-shix, as told by Travis Stewart. We invite you to view the video here.

McVey Avenue pipe bridge – pouring footings

Over the next few weeks, crews will continue to form and pour footings for the McVey Avenue pipe bridge (pictured left). This work will be done during the day between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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