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Neighborhoods: Newport

Posted on: August 14, 2017

[ARCHIVED] - Update: Culvert Replacement Project -


Culvert Replacement

Construction recently started to replace a culvert that runs underneath Newport Way Northwest near Northwest Oakcrest Drive. 

Starting Aug. 11, crews opened a temporary roadway so that traffic can be diverted to the south. The construction speed limit is posted at 25 MPH. A separate pedestrian walkway has also been installed, which is protected from vehicle traffic with jersey barriers.

During the week of Aug. 14, crews will start clearing and excavating on the north side of the roadway to prepare for the installation of the first sections of the culvert. Actual culvert installation is scheduled to begin the following week.

Throughout the project, two lanes of traffic will typically remain open on Newport, but the lanes will be tighter, and trucks may cause delays as they enter and leave the site.

The new culvert will reduce flooding risks, as well as improve fish passage and habitat along the creek.