Friday - January 29, 2016

Final remaining sticks of pipe to be installed on Mapleton Drive next week

Crews prepare to install a piece of pipe in the final block of Mapleton Drive.

West Linn Pipeline Construction Update: Mapleton Drive

Final remaining sticks of pipe to be installed on Mapleton Drive next week!

Pipe crews are expecting to install their final sticks of pipe on Mapleton Drive next week, near Highway 43!

Once the pipe is in place, crews will continue working between Highway 43 and Trillium Creek to install an air valve and vault near the corner of Highway 43 and Mapleton Drive, pressure test and disinfect the pipe, and make final connections to the system. This work is expected to continue through February. Crews will also begin restoration and final “punch list” activities on Mapleton Drive.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Starting next week, the left hand turn lane on southbound Highway 43 near Mapleton Drive will be coned off and closed during work hours. Traffic control barricades and cones will be placed at the west end of Mapleton Drive, near Highway 43. Northbound and southbound traffic on Highway 43 should not be impacted. This turn lane closure is expected to be in place for about two weeks.

While crews are working close to Highway 43, all residents and traffic on Mapleton Drive, including those located west of Trillium Creek, will need to use the detour route during work hours, as the road will be closed at the intersection of Highway 43. Please follow the detour signs directing traffic around the closure. Access for pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be maintained.

A second crew is also operating, focused on the following activities:

  • Installing a drain on the north side of the road near Trillium Creek,
  • Continuing to place temporary pavement patches,
  • Grouting the pipeline,
  • Demobilizing the north side of the staging yard at 3777 Mapleton Drive.

A single lane closure and flaggers will be in place for these activities.

Work hours on Mapleton Drive are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Road closure and detour route during pipeline construction

The road will continue to be closed to through traffic at the active work zone as it moves along Mapleton Drive. While crews are working in the area close to Highway 43, all residents and traffic will need to use the detour route during work hours, as the road will be closed at the intersection with Highway 43. Please follow the detour signage directing traffic around the closure area.

Helpful guidelines

For more information about pipeline construction or road closures, refer to these helpful guidelines.

Neighborhood meetings – next meeting February 2

The next neighborhood meeting will be held at Burgerville on Tuesday, February 2 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.