Thursday - December 10, 2015

Night construction begins at Erickson Street

A crew member welds steel pipe on the back of a flatbed truck during night construction.

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

This update includes construction work in the following areas. Read below for specific information on each location:

  • McVey Avenue pipeline – night construction begins at Erickson Street
  • Boy Scout Troop 127 – Christmas Tree Fundraiser continues in George Rogers Park

McVey Avenue pipeline – night construction begins at Erickson Street

Crews made impressive progress laying pipe up McVey Avenue to the east side of the Oswego Creek Bridge. Starting tonight, they will move over to the Erickson Street and McVey Avenue intersection to install the new pipeline, working east towards the bridge. Work hours are 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. During night construction, crews will strive to keep noise to a minimum, however, neighbors should expect to see and hear heavy equipment and vehicles, dump trucks, and material, such as pipe, steel plates and gravel.

PLEASE NOTE: Crews expect to encounter a significant area of rock near the Erickson Street/McVey Avenue intersection, which may require the use of a rock hammer to facilitate pipe installation. During this time, please anticipate an increase in noise and vibration. Crews will work as quickly as possible to get through this area and the Partnership appreciates your patience during this phase of construction.

During work hours, lane closures will be in place and flaggers will be present to guide traffic through the construction zone. At times, the traffic signal at the State Street/McVey Avenue intersection may also be turned off. To maintain safety, please drive slowly through the work area and obey flagger directions. Please expect some traffic delays during construction.

This final portion of pipeline construction in Lake Oswego is expected finish in early 2016.

Boy Scout Troop 127 - Christmas Tree Fundraiser continues in George Rogers Park

Boy Scout Troop 127’s Christmas Tree Fundraiser continues in George Rogers Park until Sunday, Dec. 13. They are open seven days a week—5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Partnership encourages the community to continue its support of Boy Scout Troop 127’s annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser despite potential impacts from nearby construction. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LakeOswegoTreeLot.

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