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Laurel Street Pathway - Hallinan to Cornell

Project Background/Summary

In 2008 the City performed an alternative analysis to determine the feasibility of a pathway on Laurel St. Based on the results of that analysis the Laurel St Pathway project, which is currently in design, consists of a 6 ft wide sidewalk between Hallinan and Cornell. This project also includes road widening and a retaining wall on the narrow portion of Laurel Street, stormwater infrastructure improvements and will incorporate some existing sidewalks.



February 10, 2016


Upcoming Work:

  • The Contractor will be placing the concrete finish on the face of the wall.
    This will protect the wall's structural components from decay.- Completed February 11th
  • Installation of guard rails on the wall and approaches.
  • Paving of the north side of the Laurel narrows.
  • Shift traffic to the north side of the narrows to construct the sidewalk on the south side.
  • Continuation of sidewalk work between Bickner and Pearcy.

Some of this work will require intermittent closures of Laurel Street within the narrows. These closures will last one to two days. Signs will be posted one week prior to the closure. Please note that paving of the roadway is weather dependent  and the road closure dates may shift.  Thank you for your patience.



January 15, 2016


Upcoming Work:

  • The concrete cap for the soldier pile retaining wall in the Laurel "Narrows" is scheduled to be poured Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
  • The road will be open, however, expect delays throughout the day due to high volume of concrete trucks.
  • In order to maintain consistent temperature of the concrete during the curing process a heating system will be employed.  This will be run by a low powered diesel generator running 24-hours a day for five days. This process is essential and cannot be interrupted. We apologize for the inconvenience and for the noise.
  • Stormwater infrastructure construction will resume on Bickner Street in the coming weeks. Expect delays and intermittent closures on Oak Street. Watch for advanced signage indicating the date of closure.



December 11, 2015


  • Laurel Street Narrows (between Hallinan and Dyer) open to through traffic.
  • Paving operations between Erickson and Bickner are on hold due to inclement weather. This roadway segment remains closed until further notice.
  • The next phase of the stormmwater infrastructure construction will start at Oak and Bickner.  Expect intermittent road closures on Oak Street. Watch for advanced closure and detour signage.


November 30, 2015


  • Due to low temperatures, paving has been canceled for today. Paving will resume once weather conditions permit.

September 24, 2015

  • Tree and foliage removal has been completed in the Narrows.
  • Drilling for the soldier pile wall was scheduled to begin this week, however a mechanical malfunction has caused a minor delay.  This unforeseen circumstance may delay the opening of Laurel Street.
  • Work should commence early next week.

November 9, 2015


  • Due to the continuation of the unforeseen utility conflicts and the unpredictable nature of fall weather, the closure of Laurel St. between Dyer and Hallinan has been extended through November 30, 2015.
  • Upon completion of the utility work, the Contractor intends to pave at the first available date, weather permitting
  • Once paved, the original road will be open to all traffic while the Contractor completes work on the new half.



October 29, 2015


  • Due to unforeseen utility conflicts the road closure has been extended to November 9, 2015.


August 25, 2015


  • Laurel Street will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians from Hallinan to Dyer (the narrows).
  • Detour signs are in place. Avoid the area if possible.


August 4, 2015

Preliminary Work

  • Private franchise utility companies are currently moving their infrastructure throughout the Laurel corridor to accommodate stormwater facilities associated with this project. Their work is anticipated to be completed by mid August.

Road Closure in the Narrows

  • PCR, Inc., the City's contractor, is scheduled to begin construction on the pathway in late August with work  commencing between Dyer and Hallinan (the narrows). This portion of Laurel will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians from September through November.  Check back for updates.

July 9, 2015

On July 7, 2015 City Council awarded the construction contract for the Laurel Street Pathway - WO 191 to PCR, Inc.

  • Construction is estimated to begin mid-August with completion in May, 2016.
  • Once construction begins, Laurel Street, between Dyer and Hallinan will be closed to all traffic until mid-November, subject to change due to weather or unforseen site conditions.

Open House

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Lake Oswego City Hall, Council Chambers
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Review of 60% project design for the Laurel Street Pathway - Hallinan to Cornell. The public is invited to review and discuss the project with City Staff and the Design Team.

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website


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Contact Us

Matthew Tipton, PE, Associate Engineer
phone: 503-675-2533

Construction Hot Line - 503-635-0261