Meet the Contractor Meeting & Construction Update

Please join us on Thursday to meet representatives from Emery and Sons Construction Group and learn more about upcoming construction in your neighborhood.

Thursday, April 26
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Adult Community Center
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego

There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a question and answer session and an opportunity to meet the project team.

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to attend the meeting, a summary will be posted shortly after on the materials page of the website.

Construction Update

Gas Relocation

NW Natural’s gas relocation work continues along D Avenue. For concerns or questions regarding this work, please contact Rich Girard on 503-226-4211 or r2g@nwnatural.com.

NW Natural digging a trench to relocate their gasline.

Emergency Waterline Repair

While NW Natural’s crews were recently working through the D Avenue and 8th Street intersection, they discovered an old, cracked 2” water pipe. City crews will begin repairing this portion of pipe in the next week. This will require a full closure of the intersection at 8th Street and D Avenue, during work hours. Access will be maintained for residents that live in the closed area.

Upcoming Preliminary Work

Starting this week, surveyors will begin staking the right-of-way and preparing the project area for major construction.

During the week of April 30, crews will begin bringing in equipment, setting up erosion control and tree protection fencing, trimming tree branches and removing 49 trees located in the right-of-way, which are permitted for removal. Trees will be chipped on-site using a large chipper truck, and hauled off-site for recycling and reuse. Neighbors should expect to see and hear a large chipper truck and crews using chainsaws. Temporary block closures will be in place as crews move through the corridor along D.

Starting the week of May 7, crews expect to begin the major utility work. One crew will begin installing a new waterline on 1st Street, between E and D, and a second crew will begin installing a new stormline in the project area (exact starting location will be determined closer to the date as work needs to be coordinated with NW Natural’s gas relocation and the City’s waterline repair).

Know Before You Go

With the gas relocation work continuing on D Avenue, the water line repair work and our main contractor starting soon, there will be a lot of construction activity taking place in the project area and neighborhood. Crews will be overlapping, but all work will be coordinated.

During work hours, temporary road closures will be in place in the blocks where crews are working. No through traffic will be allowed during work hours in these active work areas, access is only permitted for local residents.

Please be alert, drive safely and plan ahead for travel delays.

Work hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Please note, construction schedules change frequently. We will strive to keep residents informed through these regular updates.

We appreciate your patience and understanding with the construction.

For more information about what to expect during construction, review the latest newsletter or contact the project team.

Meet the D Avenue Contractor Meeting: April 26

Construction on the project is expected to start the first week of May. You’re invited to the Meet the D Avenue Contractor on April 26. We hope you can join us to meet representatives from Emery and Sons Construction Group and learn more about upcoming construction in your neighborhood.

Please join us:

Thursday, April 26
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Adult Community Center – Oak Room
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego

There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a question and answer session and an opportunity to meet the project team. We hope to see you there!

Construction

Unfortunately, construction will be disruptive, especially to those nearest the work. The project includes stormwater and waterline installation, roadway demolition, roadway surface preparation and grading, concrete formwork, concrete placement, concrete curing, asphalt paving and significant landscape and irrigation work. This means crews will be in front of each property – particularly along D Avenue – many times over the project duration.

There will be intermittent lane closures, and at times, there will be full road closures. We appreciate all neighbors abiding by traffic control signage and avoiding active construction areas for the safety of all. If you have a special access need we should be aware of, please contact the project us.

For more information about the project details and what to expect during construction, please review the latest newsletter or contact the project team.

Gas Line Relocation Work Starting this Week

Before the City’s main contractor (Emery and Sons Construction Group) starts work later this month, NW Natural will be working in the right-of-way along D Avenue, between State Street and 10th Street, to relocate a gas line. This is to avoid conflicts with the planned project improvements.

NW Natural is expected to start assembling equipment tomorrow, Tuesday April 10, with work beginning on Wednesday or Thursday. While Emery and Sons Construction Group does not anticipate starting work until the first week of May, there may be times where their crews and the NW Natural crew are overlapping in the project area. All work will be coordinated.

Work hours are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Neighbors should expect to see a small excavator for digging and a drill-rig that will be used to install the new gas line. Lane closures will be in place – please watch for signage and follow flagger directions. No full road closures are planned at this time for the relocation work. Utility contractors will notify residents of any planned temporary service shutdowns.

For more information about the gas line relocation work, please contact Rich Girard at NW Natural on 503-226-4211 or r2g@nwnatural.com

Save the Date: Thursday, April 26 Meet the Contractor Meeting

Last month, Council awarded a public improvement contract to Emery and Sons Construction Group (Emery and Sons) for construction of the D Avenue Improvement Project. Crews expect to mobilize into the project area and start work the first week of May.

A Meet the Contractor Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26 at the Adult Community Center. We hope you can join us to meet representatives from Emery and Sons and learn more about upcoming construction in your neighborhood.  Stay tuned for more meeting details!