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Waterline project will impact traffic

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The first phase of a three phase project is expected to delay traffic during construction.

CITY OF BEAVERTON - A waterline project is expected to have an impact on traffic. The first of a three-phase waterline construction project is expected to begin Monday in the westbound lanes of Southwest Jenkins Road between Briggs Road and Cedar Hills Boulevard.

The project will connect an existing gap in the city's water system on Jenkins and will provide a second water supply for the 800 residents at 45 Degrees Central and VillaSport. Construction on Jenkins, between Briggs and just east of Southwest Hocken Avenue mainly will 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 to the city in the Cedar Hills Crossing and Walker Center developments.

Waterline construction on Cedar Hills and Walker 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 typically will 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, which primarily will 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, which also will be performed at night in late July to early August.

Night work hours typically run from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

For more information on this project visit BeavertonOregon.gov/roadconstruction. Check BeavertonOregon.gov/trafficalerts for the most current information on traffic impacts.