From their newsletter:
“River Intake Pump Station (RIPS) – major demolition set to begin July 1
The large red crane arrived last week, which will be used to demolish the existing RIPS structure.
Next week, crews will begin removal of the existing RIPS roof and laying walls down. Beginning July 1, crews will mobilize equipment to the river level—setting up a crane, mats, stair tower and scaffolding—at the new RIPS access bridge. Once this is complete, they will remove the deck of the existing RIPS.
Demolition is expected to take about two months. Crews will sawcut the concrete using a wire saw and break it into smaller pieces to be removed offsite and recycled. Neighbors will notice an increase in noise, truck traffic and potential vibration during this work. Once demolition is complete, the area will be landscaped.
The RIPS contractor will be working Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., and occasional Saturdays. In observance of Independence Day, no work will take place on July 4.
Preparation activities for paving have begun with crews grinding portions of the asphalt this week on Bellevue Avenue. Final pavement placement is expected to begin the week of July 6. Crews plan to start at the intersection of W. Clackamas Boulevard and Portland Avenue, working west on W. Clackamas toward Bellevue Avenue, then north along Bellevue and west along Exeter Street to the Barton Avenue intersection. Work hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.
During asphalt grinding and paving, there will be periods where roads are temporarily closed to all traffic, so the new pavement can dry. Residents located along the pipeline alignment will receive a door hanger or notice 48 hours prior to the scheduled paving on their street. Please find an alternative place to park on a side street or prepare to leave your house before the paving begins on your street.
There will be no pipeline construction or paving work on Friday, July 3 or Saturday, July 4 in obeservance of Independence Day.”