Supply program provides update on Big Pipe project from Wilsonville north

By: Corey Buchanan, 

Big Pipe Project update.

Also during the work session, Willamette Water Supply Program coordinators provided an update on a project that will implement a 30-mile water pipeline from Wilsonville to Hillsboro.

The project will provide more water for jurisdictions such as Hillsboro and Beaverton while Wilsonville will also add 5 million gallons per day. Wilsonville will invest $125,000 in construction costs for the project and be paid $17 million in prepaid rents by 2026 for the hassle of construction to the community.

The first part of the project in Wilsonville, which is slated to begin and end in 2019, would place the pipe along Kinsman Road from the east side of S.W. Arrowhead Creek near the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant and then stop a few hundred feet across Wilsonville Road. WWSP staff are still working on a traffic plan for construction at the Wilsonville Road crossing. WWSP wants to finish this phase before the Fifth Street-to-Kinsman Road extension is completed.

“We accelerated this project because we want to get our pipeline in before your Fifth Street (extension) because that’s going to change the traffic and South Kinsman is going to become a pretty busy road once that’s done,” said Mike Britch, the Willamette Water Supply engineering and construction manager. ”

The second phase of the project, which is slated to start in 2019 and end in 2020, would run the pipe along S.W. Garden Acres Road from S.W.

Ridder Road to S.W. Day Road.

And the last phase would include construction from S.W. Boeckman Road to S.W. Ridder Road along S.W. 95th Ave. as well as along Kinsman Road between Wilsonville Road and S.W. Barbur St. This project is scheduled to begin in 2020 and finish in 2022.

The project will provide more water for jurisdictions such as Hillsboro and Beaverton while Wilsonville will also add 5 million gallons per day. Wilsonville will invest $125,000 in construction costs for the project and be paid $17 million in prepaid rents by 2026 for the hassle of construction to the community.

The first part of the project in Wilsonville, which is slated to begin and end in 2019, would place the pipe along Kinsman Road from the east side of S.W. Arrowhead Creek near the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant and then stop a few hundred feet across Wilsonville Road. WWSP staff are still working on a traffic plan for construction at the Wilsonville Road crossing. WWSP wants to finish this phase before the Fifth Street-to-Kinsman Road extension is completed.

“We accelerated this project because we want to get our pipeline in before your Fifth Street (extension) because that’s going to change the traffic and South Kinsman is going to become a pretty busy road once that’s done,” said Mike Britch, the Willamette Water Supply engineering and construction manager. ”

The second phase of the project, which is slated to start in 2019 and end in 2020, would run the pipe along S.W. Garden Acres Road from S.W. Ridder Road to S.W. Day Road.

And the last phase would include construction from S.W. Boeckman Road to S.W. Ridder Road along S.W. 95th Ave. as well as along Kinsman Road between Wilsonville Road and S.W. Barbur St. This project is scheduled to begin in 2020 and finish in 2022.

Link to Wilsonville Spokesman article