Friday - January 29, 2016

McVey Avenue construction focuses on pipe bridge over Oswego Creek

Crews working on the portion of pipeline that will be installed next to the traffic bridge.

Crews placed a sand base and planted new sod.

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

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

  • McVey Avenue pipeline – in-ground pipeline work complete, pipe bridge work underway
  • George Rogers Park – restoration continues

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

McVey Avenue pipeline – in-ground pipeline work complete, pipe bridge work underway

This week, crews finished installing the pipeline in the road on McVey Avenue and have turned their attention to the pipe bridge. Over the next few weeks, they will begin placing the steel supports for the bridge. During this time, two cranes will be mobilized onto the McVey Avenue traffic bridge to lift the pipe supports down into the creek area and onto the bridge footings. This process will take at least two days to complete.

Work hours on McVey Avenue are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the day, intermittent lane closures will be in place, primarily in the eastbound lane. Flaggers will be present to guide traffic through the construction zone.

PLEASE NOTE: With higher traffic levels in this area, please expect some delays during the day on McVey Avenue and State Street, and plan accordingly. To maintain safety, please drive slowly through the work area and obey flagger directions.

Once the pipe bridge has been completely installed, the pipeline will be tested and disinfected. This is expected to happen near the end of February. Afterwards, crews will begin site restoration and repave McVey Avenue, however, this is weather dependent.

George Rogers Park – restoration continues

Restorations continue in George Rogers Park where the pipe was installed. Crews placed a special sand base and began planting new sod in the areas where grass needed to be removed for construction.

Over the next month, other improvements will continue, including pavement restoration to the parking lot. Work hours in George Rogers Park are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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