Thursday - March 3, 2016

Work resumes on McVey Avenue Pipe Bridge

Lake Oswego Pipeline Construction Update

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

  • McVey Avenue pipe bridge
  • State Street and McVey intersection

McVey Avenue pipe bridge – work resumes this Friday, with final pieces of pipe installed next week!

The steel supports for the pipe bridge are expected to arrive early next week. In preparation for the installation of the supports, this Friday, March 4, crews will begin welding the final pieces of pipe together. This work will take place on the McVey Avenue traffic bridge, and lane closures will be in place. Motorists will notice a crane positioned on the traffic bridge during this work.

Early next week, the steel supports will be installed with two cranes located on the McVey Avenue traffic bridge to lift the pipe supports down into the creek area and onto the bridge footings. This pipe bridge will connect the more than ten miles of pipe that have been installed between Gladstone, West Linn, Lake Oswego and Tigard! Once the pipe bridge has been completely installed, the pipeline will be tested and disinfected.

From Friday, March 4, through mid-next week, the welded pipe will be stored on the McVey Avenue traffic bridge after work hours (24 hours a day). The area will be securely fenced and traffic control devices will be placed to safely guide traffic. Eastbound and westbound travel on McVey Avenue will be maintained after work hours. To maintain safety, the sidewalk on the bridge will be temporarily closed.

Work hours on McVey Avenue are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. During work hours, 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 work hours on McVey Avenue and State Street, and plan accordingly. To maintain safety, please drive slowly through the work area and obey flagger directions.

Thank you for your patience as we install the last piece of more than ten miles of pipe!

State Street and McVey intersection - CenturyLink night work

Starting tonight, March 2, CenturyLink will be installing new conduit across State Street, between Green Street and McVey Ave. This is expected to continue through next week, and work hours will be 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Lane closures and flaggers will be in place. For more information, contact ODOT or CenturyLink.

For more information about the project, please contact us, visit, follow @lotwater on Twitter or call the project hotline at 503-697-6502.

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