Yesterday, crews successfully completed the large connection between the new water pipe and existing 27-inch pipe at the intersection of W. Clackamas Blvd. and Portland Ave. Due to the nature of the work, crews were forced to continue until the connection was complete, which was late in the evening. Despite encountering some unexpected issues, the connection was successful and we thank neighbors for their patience during this critical step in construction.
From the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership newsletter:
“RIVER INTAKE PUMP STATION (RIPS)
Electrical work is progressing, as crews continue to pull electrical wires through newly installed conduit. Wall panels should be complete over the next week. Work continues on the new roof, although this is weather dependent. Crews have begun removing the temporary work decking around the exterior of the structure. Once the work decks are removed, crews will begin removing the work bridge. The fish screens will be installed once the roof is complete. Startup for pump testing and commissioning is expected to begin in late January. There will be no work on Christmas Day, Dec. 26, New Years Day or Jan. 2.
GLADSTONE PIPELINE WORK- W. CLACKAMAS BLVD AND PORTLAND AVE
Next week, crews will resume installing the 6-inch waterline for the City of Gladstone along Portland Ave., between Arlington and W. Clackamas, and along W. Clackamas Blvd., between W. Clackamas and Bellevue. During this time, the road will be closed to through traffic. This work requires connections to the existing main as well as new services for some properties. There may be some short water shutoffs required. Any affected properties will be notified by the City of Gladstone.
Once the 6-inch waterline is installed next week, crews will place some temporary paving and relocate most equipment to the staging area in Meldrum Bar Park. Final paving will occur when weather permits, anticipated in spring or summer 2015.
There will be no pipeline work between Dec. 22 and Jan. 2. “