May 23 2017
BEAVERTON, Oregon - The first of a three phase waterline construction project is expected to begin Monday, May 8 in the westbound lanes of Jenkins Rd, between Briggs Rd and Cedar Hills Blvd. The project will connect an existing gap in the city's water system on Jenkins Rd and provide a second water supply for the 800 residents at 45 Degrees Central and VillaSport.
Construction on Jenkins, between Briggs Rd and just east of Hocken Ave, will mainly be performed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is expected to be completed in about six weeks. Traffic will be down to one lane in each direction and street parking on the north side of Jenkins will be temporarily impacted during construction.
In December 2016, the Beaverton City Council approved the transfer of water services from Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) to the city in the Cedar Hills Crossing and Walker Center developments (see map of affected customers). Waterline construction on Cedar Hills Blvd and Walker Rd will bring city drinking water to those areas. Customers affected by the change in water service will be notified via mail in the next two weeks. The change from TVWD to city drinking water is scheduled to occur in late July or early August. New city water customers will typically see a decrease on their bills because city rates for a fixed volume of water are approximately 27 percent lower than TVWD rates for the same volume of water.
The second phase of construction involves installation of a waterline on the west side of Cedar Hills Blvd, which will primarily be performed at night from mid-June to July. The final phase of construction involves the installation of a waterline on the north side of Walker Rd which will also be performed at night in late July to early August. Night work hours are typically from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.