Willamette Water Monthly Issue 31
February 13, 2017
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 Congratulations Kerr Contractors Inc.!

Construction has begun on another section of the more than 30-mile Willamette Water Supply Program pipeline! 

Kerr Contractors Inc., based in Woodburn, Oregon, has been selected to build a section of the water supply pipeline in Hillsboro. The pipeline will be built in coordination with the Cornelius Pass Road/TV Highway intersection improvement project and the extension of Cornelius Pass Road south of TV Highway to Blanton Street. 

Willamette Water Supply Program staff Marlys Mock and Kimi Sloop at the South Hillsboro groundbreaking in 2016.

This section of the pipeline will connect to the existing City of Hillsboro water system, allowing the City to extend its water service to serve the first phase of the South Hillsboro mixed-use development anticipated to be complete in 2018. Though the water in the pipe will not be from the Willamette River until the Supply Program is complete in 2026, the coordination of infrastructure improvements saves money, and allows the City of Hillsboro more flexibility in operating its water system to meet customer needs. ​

Design recently started on the second phase of the South Hillsboro Area Pipeline Project, which runs north of TV Highway on Cornelius Pass Road to Francis Street. This section of the pipeline will be constructed in partnership with Washington County when work begins to widen Cornelius Pass Road, in 2018.

The Willamette Water Supply Program will also coordinate with the City of Hillsboro to install a portion of the new drinking water pipeline from Blanton Street south to Rosedale Road in the future Cornelius Pass Roadway. These cooperative construction projects result in fewer construction projects, cost savings for both agencies, and reduced impacts on the neighbors.

Kerr Contractors Inc. was also awarded work for Washington County’s 124th Avenue Extension Project that began in 2016. Learn about doing business with our prequalified contractors in our latest fact sheet.

More cool video

We’re all tired of winter, right? Check out video of the January snowfall over the Kinsman Road section of the pipeline route in Wilsonville, Oregon. Now hope for spring.

KUIK Radio interview

Check out the WWSP’s staff February 3 KUIK Radio interview.

Marlys Mock, Media & Community Relations Coordinator, 503-941-4570

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