Construction Update 8/15/19

Night and Day Work Continues

Lake Grove Water Line

Work is progressing on the Lake Grove Water District water line that is being installed on Boones Ferry Road between Bryant Road and Madrona Street. Crews have installed about 900 feet of new water line, and are close to Madrona Street. Next steps will include working on the cross connections and disinfecting and testing the new pipe. Once that is done, they will switch to installing the remainder of the new water line on Bryant Road, between Boones Ferry Road and Sunset Drive.

Pictured above: crews conducting exploratory potholing

Due to the location of the new water line being in the current travel lanes, this work is being done at night and traffic is flagged. Crews expect to continue this water line work for about another two weeks.

Neighbors – thank you for your patience during this noisy nighttime work.

Pictured above: crews compacting the trench after placing backfill over the new pipe

Underground Utility Trench

Crews are coordinating with the utility companies and have started installing new utility vaults in the work zone between Madrona and Bryant.

The majority of this work is occurring during the daytime. Major utility crossings are expected to be done at night, as well as any work on vaults that need to be installed in the current travel lanes. Any planned temporary utility shutdowns will be coordinated with customers by each utility company.

During the trench excavation, businesses in the active work zone should expect driveways to remain open, however there may be temporary delays during equipment or material deliveries. Crews intend to excavate half of the driveway at a time to maintain access. Please watch for flaggers and plan extra time.

Pictured above: crews place a shoring box in order to set a new utility vault near the Olson Memorial Clinic

Demolition of Old Casa del Pollo Shed

Today, PGE disconnected the service to the old Casa del Pollo shed. Demolition and removal of the shed is now expected to occur over the next few nights.

New Stormwater Line

Once the new water line is installed and tested on Boones Ferry Road, crews will begin working on installing a new stormwater line between Madrona Street and Bryant Road. This work is expected to start in early September, and be conducted at night.

Retaining Walls

Crews plan to start forming some retaining walls in late August – one at the Bank of America (corner of Bryant and Boones Ferry), and another at the corner of Boones Ferry and Madrona.

Shop Lake Grove – Business Promotional Opportunities!

Are you a business owner or manager on Boones Ferry Road in the project work area? The project team has developed a Shop Lake Grove marketing and promotional support campaign which includes free, city-sponsored promotional opportunities available to eligible businesses, some including:

  • Shop Local/Shop Lake Grove promotional video
  • Participating in a monthly $100 gift card raffle where customers can enter to win a gift card to a participating business of their choice. Raffle promotion would start in September 2019, and would be available through the end of construction (late 2021). Businesses must register to participate.
  • Featured Business Focus’ highlighting a different business located within the current active work zone each month or every other month through the end of construction. First Focus would start in September 2019. Includes a short article or video about the business and what they offer, shared through project listserv or city’s social media.

If your business is eligible and interested in participating in any or all of these opportunities, please complete this survey to sign up.

More information about how the project team plans to work with businesses during construction is available here.

Sample prototype of the raffle box!

Temporary Signage Ordinance

Last month, Council adopted an ordinance relaxing temporary sign restrictions for a limited duration for businesses on properties affected by construction of the project. To learn more, visit here.

Overall Schedule

Click here for more information about the overall work plan and schedule. This will be updated as major milestones occur.

For more information, visit, email, or call 503-697-6573. You can also follow the city on social media with #boonesferryproject and #followthebluecones!