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Traffic Advisory 05/15/14: Section of NW Skyline Boulevard Reduced to One-Lane for Pipe Connection May 19-28, 2014

By Lindsay Wochnick

A short stretch of NW Skyline Boulevard near NW Hawkins Street will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic starting Monday, May 19 through Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Both traffic lanes will reopen when the work day ends. 

The Portland Water Bureau will be excavating a space under the westbound lane of NW Skyline Boulevard and then connecting a pipeline from the newly-constructed Forest Park Low Reservoir to the water system.

Flaggers will be stationed to pass traffic through safely. Motorists may experience a five to 10 minute delay and are reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly stop. Alternate routes are encouraged for motorists to avoid traffic delays. 

The pipe connection is part of the Water Bureau’s project to add a new 1.3 million gallon underground reservoir to better serve the current and future water needs of residents living at higher elevations in the Northwest Hills district. It will also help to improve water capacity for emergency fire protection. 

The project is scheduled for completion in early June 2014. For additional information, visit

Lindsay Wochnick
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