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TRAFFIC ADVISORY 03/30/2017: Large Equipment Removal at Washington Park Reservoir Project Site Scheduled for Friday, March 31st; Traffic Delays Expected

PORTLAND, OR – On Friday, March 31, between noon and 2 p.m., one large drill rig will be removed from the reservoir project site at Washington Park.

The crane will be loaded onto a large flatbed truck and will exit the site by traveling along Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, to Southwest Kingston Avenue, to Southwest Tichner Drive, and out on West Burnside Road.

What Travelers Can Expect                            

  • 20- to 25-minute temporary delay as the truck trailer maneuvers through the park
  • Delays and slow moving traffic on Southwest Kingston Avenue, Southwest Tichner Drive, and West Burnside Street
  • Staged flaggers to direct traffic at the following intersections: Southwest Kingston Drive and Southwest Sherwood Boulevard; Southwest Kingston Avenue and Southwest Fairview Boulevard

Avoid Delays

To avoid delays, plan ahead and detour around the crane’s route. Enter the park using:

  • West Burnside Road to Southwest Skyline Boulevard to Southwest Fairview Boulevard
  • Southwest Canyon Road to Southwest Knights Boulevard
  • Southwest Fairview Boulevard to Southwest Knights Boulevard
  • Southwest Canyon Road to Southwest Knights Boulevard

Exit the park using:

  • Southwest Fairview Boulevard to Southwest Skyline Boulevard to West Burnside Road
  • Southwest Knights Boulevard to Southwest Fairview Boulevard
  • Southwest Knights Boulevard to Southwest Canyon Road

Safety is Priority

Safety is our number one priority when moving any type of heavy equipment into or out of the project worksite.

Park users and travelers are encouraged to move safely around the park. Please watch for detours and signage and follow direction from flaggers. The public is encouraged not follow construction vehicles or buses as they may enter restricted zones. All construction-related traffic impacts are subject to change.

Project Details

The Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project entails constructing a new 12.4-million gallon, seismically reinforced, below-ground reservoir in the same footprint of existing Reservoir 3 (upper) with a reflecting pool/water feature on top. The existing Reservoir 4 (lower) will be disconnected from the public drinking water system and a lowland wildlife habitat area, bioswale, and reflecting pool will be constructed in the basin.

For additional project information and updates, contact the project hotline at 503-823-7030, e-mail or visit