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Traffic Advisory: Water main work will close northbound lane of SW Terwilliger Blvd., north of SW Capitol Hwy. this weekend - 11/19/14
Portland, OR - A contractor for the Portland Water Bureau will work this weekend on the traffic island at SW Terwilliger Boulevard and SW Capitol Highway. The work will begin on Friday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m. and run through the weekend, during both daylight and nighttime hours until it is completed.

The northbound lane will be closed for approximately 200 feet and flaggers will direct traffic around the construction zone. The night work is necessary in order to maintain two lane access to Oregon Health Science University hospital during weekdays as required by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Motorists and bicyclists are urged to use alternate routes, remember to drive slowly, and exercise caution when traveling in the construction area.

Project information can be found online at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/swcarolina
TRAFFIC ADVISORY 11/18/14: Installation of Traffic Signal Pole at SE 100th Ave. & SE Powell Blvd. Scheduled for November 20-21; No Lane Closures - 11/18/14
Portland Water Bureau contractor Hoffman Construction Company will shut down power to a temporary traffic signal pole at SE 100th Avenue and SE Powell Boulevard beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20 and ending at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, November 21.

The closure will allow crews to install a permanent traffic signal pole to replace the existing temporary pole.

For the overnight project, there will be no traffic lane closures. Flaggers will direct both east- and west-bound lanes of traffic safely around the work site.

The Water Bureau advises motorists and bicyclists to use caution on SE Powell Boulevard in this area. Motorists and bicyclists should watch for construction workers, be ready for sudden stops, and obey all traffic controls and flaggers. To avoid traffic delays, motorists should use alternate routes.

In February 2014, crews relocated an existing traffic signal pole at the entrance if the Central Church of the Nazarene in the 9700 block of SE Powell Boulevard. This temporary relocation allowed crews the room to construct a 30-foot wide by 60-foot long vault housed under the westbound lane of SE Powell Boulevard. The vault now houses complex piping connected to the city's new 25?million gallon underground reservoir atop Kelly Butte.

The Kelly Butte Reservoir will serve Portland's east side and be a stopover to supply water to the Washington Park reservoir and southwest Portland area water storage tanks.

For additional information on the Kelly Butte Reservoir project, visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/kellybutte.
Attached Media Files: Official Traffic Advisory
One lane of SW Terwilliger Boulevard at SW Nebraska Street closed this week and next - 11/03/14
Portland, OR-- A Portland Water Bureau water main installation project will impact one traffic lane on SW Terwilliger Boulevard, between SW Nebraska Street and SW Capitol Highway for two weeks, starting November 5, 2014.
Approximately 600 feet of the northbound lane of SW Terwilliger Boulevard will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5. The closure is scheduled to end at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7. All lanes of traffic will reopen for the weekend.
Final road restoration on this same stretch of SW Terwilliger Boulevard is slated to begin on Monday, November 10 and continue through the week, under dry weather conditions. Grinding and paving will alternate between the southbound and northbound lanes.
Motorists and bicyclists are urged to use alternate routes, remember to drive slowly, and exercise caution when traveling in the construction area.
Project information can be found online at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/swcarolina.