Release date: 09/15/2015
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation , Engineering & Construction Services Division
Rainy, windy weather forecasted
The Wednesday Groundbreaking for the 124th Avenue Extension and Willamette Water Supply Pipeline projects is cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather.
Construction for both the road and pipeline projects is scheduled to begin later this year and be completed in 2018. The Willamette Water Supply Program will fund the pipeline construction and a proportionate share of other project costs. Washington County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) will fund road construction work.
124th Avenue Extension, Tonquin Road and Grahams Ferry
The County’s $30 million road project will construct a new two-lane arterial between Tualatin-Sherwood and Grahams Ferry roads. Safety improvements will also be made to sections of Tonquin and Grahams Ferry roads, totaling 4.4 miles of new and/or improved roadway. The roadway extension is designed to provide another route connecting Tualatin and Wilsonville, along with access to land designated for future industrial and employment development in the cities of Tualatin, Sherwood, and Wilsonville, including the Basalt Creek area. For more information about the 124th Avenue Extension Project, visit http://124thproject.com or call 503-846-7800.
Willamette Water Supply Program
The first section of the more than 30-mile-long Willamette Water Supply system will be installed in the new road right-of-way. This is the first section of the earthquake-resilient water transmission pipeline to be built as part of the Willamette Water Supply Program.The Willamette Water Supply Program is a partnership between Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) and the City of Hillsboro to develop an additional source of drinking water from the mid-Willamette River in Wilsonville. For more information about the Willamette Water Supply Program, visit www.OurReliableWater.org or call 503-848-3000.
Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator
Community leaders and staff will gather at the south side of Tualatin-Sherwood Road and SW 124th Avenue at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the upcoming roadway and pipeline projects.
Speakers include Andrew Singelakis, director, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation; Andy Duyck, chair, Washington County Board…
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A groundbreaking ceremony for one of Washington County’s newest thoroughfares, along with a major water project that will pipe Willamette River from Wilsonville to Hillsboro, is set for Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the south side of Tualatin-Sherwood Road and 124th Avenue.
The kickoff, which begins at 10 a.m., will celebrate construction of the south side of 124th Avenue, a $30 million road project that will build a new two-lane arterial between Tualatin-Sherwood and…
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Wilsonville Spokesman (Wednesday, 14 January 2015, Written by Josh Kulla)
Wilsonville City Councilors unanimously voted Jan. 5 to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Tualatin Valley Water District and five metro area cities, a move that takes the city further down the road toward a new water treatment plant.
The agreement binds Wilsonville, the water district and the cities of Sherwood, Tualatin, Tigard, Beaverton and Hillsboro into a partnership that is aimed at producing a governance agreement by the end of 2016. The agreement would essentially spell out the details behind a future system of pipelines that would send Willamette River water from a new water treatment plant in Wilsonville to the participating cities.
“It’s adding time to our extended schedule and it’s paying for having the facilitator continue to work with us as we work on how to solve this really, really complex problem,” Wilsonville Community Development Director Nancy Kraushaar told Wilsonville City Councilors at their Jan. 5 meeting.
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