Friday - January 8, 2016

McVey Avenue night work almost done!

Crews use a hoe pack to compact the pipeline trench on McVey Avenue.

The last of the bridge footings were poured and most of the forms were recently removed.

This update includes construction work in the following areas. 

  • McVey Avenue pipeline – night construction close to completion!
  • McVey Avenue pipe bridge – work on footings finishing up
  • George Rogers Park – final restoration

McVey Avenue pipeline – night construction close to completion!

Crews have installed the majority of the new pipeline along McVey Avenue between Erickson and State Street, and are expected to finish tonight! Recently, a rock hammer has been used to facilitate pipe installation, which has led to an increase in noise and vibration. The Partnership appreciates the patience of nearby neighbors during this noisy phase of construction.

This week, crews were working on the west side of the McVey Avenue traffic bridge, but tonight they’ll be on the east side near the Bay Roc Apartments setting a few final sections of pipe. On Monday, Jan. 11, crews will be back for one or possibly two nights to restore the asphalt where the pipe was installed with a permanent pavement patch, which will be in place until the final paving can be done when weather permits. 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.

During work hours, lane closures are in place and flaggers will be present to guide traffic through the construction zone. To maintain safety, please drive slowly through the work area and obey flagger directions. Please expect some delays during construction.

This final portion of pipeline in Lake Oswego is expected to finish next month!

McVey Avenue pipe bidge – work on footings finishing up

Crews continue work on the pipe bridge that will carry the pipeline alignment over Oswego Creek. The last of the bridge footings were poured and most of the forms were recently removed (pictured above). Near the end of January, crews will begin placing the pipe supports and installing the pipe. Work is centralized around the creek near the McVey Avenue traffic bridge. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

George Rogers Park – final restoration

Crews are currently working to restore the field in George Rogers Park where the pipe was installed. They are in the process of removing their temporary haul road alongside the pipeline alignment and grading the area. Next week, crews plan to place a special sand base and plant sod in the areas where grass needed to be removed. Work hours for this portion of the project are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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