NE Lafayette Av. at Wortman Park

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, McMinnville Water and Light crews will begin work replacing a section of water main in the area of NE Lafayette Av. at Wortman Park. The crews will be installing two (2) new water mains across Lafayette Ave. to re-feed fire hydrants located at Wortman Park. Once the new mains are in service, the old 6” cast iron water main that runs from Orchard Ave. north to Wortman Park will be abandoned.

The project is expected to last through June 10, 2020. Please expect lane closures and/or delays and drive with caution through this area during construction.

Please give us a call with any questions at (503) 472-6158. Thanks for your cooperation.

NE Lafayette Ave


Lafayette Finished Water Transmission Main Project

McMinnville Water & Light awarded the Lafayette Finished Water Transmission Main Project to K&E Excavating, Inc. in the bid amount of $1,943,760.00. As part of the Water Purchase Agreement, MW&L will install approximately 7,500 feet of 28-inch High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) water transmission main.

Once completed, the new water transmission main will  provide up to 500 gallons per minute of drinking water to the City of Lafayette. The Project is located along the north side of Highway 18, beginning near NE Laurel Drive (near Old Stone Village) and ending approximately 1,500 feet west of NE Lafayette Highway.

Construction activities are anticipated to last between April 6th through June 19th.  K&E Excavating, Inc. is currently preparing for excavation activities by fusing together 50-foot sections of HDPE pipe along the pipe alignment.


Old Sheridan Road

Old Sheridan Road Project

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, McMinnville Water and Light crews began work replacing a section of water main in the area of SW Old Sheridan Rd.

The area affected will be: SW Old Sheridan Road between Cypress and Goucher Street. The crews are installing approximately 660 feet of 12” ductile iron main to replace the aging 10” cast iron pipe that currently serves that area.
The project is expected to last until May 15, 2020. Please expect lane closures and/or delays and drive with caution through this area during construction.

Please give us a call with any questions at (503) 472-6158. Thanks for your cooperation.

Old Sheridan Road


Water Transmission Main Project, Phase 2

Update: December 2019

Status Report: December 2019 Construction Status Report

As of December 17th, the project was 88% complete on an earned value basis.
Moore Excavation, Inc. (MEI) has completed the installation of 6,650 feet of 36-inch transmission main. Between November 11th through November 15th MEI performed testing and commissioning of the transmission main. MW&L staff witnessed the pressure testing and disinfection process. On November 19th, MEI with the oversight of MW&L staff connected the new 36-inch transmission main to MW&L’s finished water system.

Additionally, MEI completed the duct bank, which consists of four 3-inch conduits. The 26,600 feet of conduit was installed for future fiber and power.
All work was completed in compliance with the project U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Permit for work in tributaries.
Substantial Completion was issued to MEI on November 19th.