Below is a brief status update of current Public Works Projects. Please be patient, use caution and pay close attention to flaggers and other construction workers.  Safety of both the workers and the travelling public is of utmost importance in all of our work zones.

If you have any questions about any of the projects, please contact the Public Works Department at 541-492-6730.  

Water Projects

Water Treatment Plant Standby Power

Garden Valley, Hawthorne, Ventura and Pump Station #2 have switch gear installed and the pump station has been powered by portable generators.  Contractor is still waiting on switch gear for Kline pump station.  Switch gear has been installed at the Water Treatment Plant, power disconnect, and final wiring will take place this fall when plant water production volumes drop off.  Projected completion October 2023.

Vine and Hooker Water Main Projects

This project replaces approximately 565 LF of 4-inch cast iron water main in NE Vine Street with 8-inch ductile iron pipe.  The existing pipe was installed in 1954.  Project also includes the installation of approximately 1,200 LF of 8-inch ductile iron water main on Hooker Road.  Contractor has started installing pipe on Hooker Road and is expected to be completed late July.  Once Hooker Road installation is complete the contractor will begin on the Vine Street portion of the project.  Expected completion September 2023.

24-inch Transmission Main Replacement - Isabell to Newton Creek

This project replaces approximately 4,100 LF of 20-inch steel transmission main in NE Stephens Street from Isabell Avenue to just south of Newton Creek Road.  The existing 20-inch transmission main was installed in 1934.  Bids were opened on June 29th and if Public Works Commission recommends the bid award it will be presented to City Council on July 24, 2023.  Completion summer 2024.

18-inch HWY 138 Water Main Replacement - Kester Rd to Sunshine Rd

This project will upsize approximately 3,200 LF of existing 8-inch asbestos cement water main with 18-inch ductile iron water main.  The design is approximately 80% complete, utility conflicts have delayed the completion of the project design.  Unmarked Lumen fiber lines are in conflict with about 35% of the design alignment.  If the Public Works Commission recommends moving forward with the design amendment it will be presented to City Council on July 24, 2023.  This project is just design currently, construction schedule yet to be determined.

SE Stephens and SE Pine Water Main Replacement

Project will replace approximately 2,700 LF of 6-inch cast iron pipe in SE Stephens with 12-inch ductile iron.  The existing pipe was installed between 1928 and 1935.  Project also includes replacing approximately 2,700 linear feet of 4 and 6-inch cast iron pipe in SE Pine with 8-inch ductile iron.  The existing pipe in SE Pine was installed between 1938 and 1962.  Century West is currently building a base map with existing utilities and will identify a proposed alignment.  Project is scheduled to bid early 2024 with construction starting Spring 2024.

Transportation Projects

2023 Slurry Seal Project

Contractor began work on July 5, 2023 and is expected to be completed on July 7, 2023.  below is a list of streets included in this years preventative maintenance program.  The City is working with the County to chip seal Lookingglass Road.  Slurry Seals were completed in July 2023.

Street Name
Project Limits
NW Ethel Ct NW Harvey Ave. to Dead end
W Elm St W Sherwood Ave to Filbert Ave
W Filbert Ave W Center St to W Elm St
SE Hawthorne Dr SE Kane to SE Magnolia
SE Langenberg Ave W Broccoli to Cul de Sac
NE Miguel St NE Diamond Lake Blvd to NE Denn Ave
NE Manzanita Ct NE Gordon Ave to Cul de Sac
W Sharp Ave W Broccoli St to W Hickory St
NE Sunset ST  NE Alameda Ave to NE Barager Ave
NE Walnut St  NE West Ave to NE Chestnut Ave 
SE Glenn St SE Lane Ave to Dead End
NE Gordon Ave NE Cummins St to NE Manzanita Ct
NW Loma Vista Dr NW Parkdale Ave to NW Grove St
NW Park St NW Garden Valley Blvd to Business Gate
Lookingglass Rd W Harvard Ave to 400 ft south of Goedeck Ave
Lookingglass Rd Rosemary Ave to Woodside Ave

2023 Grind/Inlay, SE Pine & Stewart Parkway (Stephens to Airport)

This project consists of approximately 900 SY of base repair and a 2-inch grind and inlay on SE Pine from Rice Avenue south to approximately Parrott Creek.  Project also includes a 4-inch asphalt grind and inlay on Stewart Parkway between Airport Road and NE Stephens Street.  Project was completed August 2023.

Kline Street ADA Ramp Replacement Project

This project will replace 16 ADA ramps on Kline Street from Calkins Avenue to Moore Avenue.  Project has been awarded and contracts delivered to Guido Construction.  Work began mid-July and is expected to be completed September 2023.

NE Stephens ADA Ramp Replacement - Edenbower to North City Limits

Staff is negotiating design scope, fee, and schedule with Century West.  Design will be completed Fall 2023.  The project will be bid early 2024 with construction beginning Spring 2024.

Storm Projects

2023 Storm CIPP Project Vine and Alameda

This project consists of rehabilitation of approximately 904 LF of 42-inch diameter and 483 LF of 48-inch diameter storm drainpipe utilizing cured-in-place-pipe.  Contract has been awarded in the amount of $540,750.  Project was completed June 2023.

Calkins/Troost and Rainbow/Haggerty Storm Project

This project will install approximately 3,250 LF of storm line in the Calkins/Troost and Harvard at Rainbow and Haggerty.  This project will abandon existing storm facilities that run through private property and in some cases, under residential buildings.  The City put in for, and received American Rescue Plan Act funding, and will be receiving $1,570,064 towards the design and construction of this project.  Contractor has begun work on the Calkins/Troost portion of the project.  Projected completion is Fall 2023.

Storm CIPP Project Alameda and Church

This project consists of rehabilitation of approximately 1169 LF of 36-inch diameter and 1979 LF of 42-inch diameter storm drain pipe utilizing cured-in-place-pipe.  Bids were opened on June 29, 2023 and if Public Works Commission recommends award, it will be presented to City Council on July 24, 2023.  Project will be constructed Spring 2024.


Fulton Shop Roof Replacement

Contractor completed installation of the membrane roofing and will complete installation of metal wall cap flashing in July.  Project should be completed September 2023.