NE 19th Street from McDaniel to Lafayette Avenue
- McMinnville Water and Light is in the process of designing a new conduit and vault system along NE 19th Street from NE McDaniel Lane to NE Lafayette Avenue. The new infrastructure will replace the existing direct bury power supply. MW&L will start soliciting bids on Sept. 19, 2023, for installation of conduit and vaults. Construction is expected to take place in the fall of 2023.
NE Galloway from NE 5th Street to NE 7th Street
- Water main replacement project started Aug. 28 on NE Galloway Street from NE 5th Street to NE 7th Street. The project is expected to be complete by the end of September 2023.
NW Baker Creek Road Feeder Line Upgrade
McMinnville Water and Light is finalizing plans for a phased upgrade to portions of its overhead distribution power line on NW Baker Creek Road, NW Hill Road, and NW Brentano Lane. Phase 1, beginning in the winter of 2023, will include replacing utility poles and upgrading the overhead wire. The project will increase reliability and increase system capacity by adding electric load to the newly expanded Baker Creek Substation.
NW Ash Street & Coventry Way
McMinnville Water and Light has contracted with Magnum Power to install a new conduit and vault system along NW Ash Street, Coventry Way, and Chelsea Court. The new infrastructure will replace the existing direct bury power supply. During construction, curbside parking will be limited. We expect that Magnum Power will begin construction mid to late May. Project update, Aug. 28: Contractor has completed the boring. MW&L crews will pull new wire in Fall 2023.
3 Mile Lane Bridge- Water Main Replacement
MW&L is installing 1,520 feet of new 12-inch ductile iron water main on the new 3 Mile Lane Bridge during construction. There is currently no water main along this route.