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Newport Public Works has multiple projects under way at any one time. Major projects are shown below along with key information. Project status will be updated periodically. Questions? Contact the individual listed or call Public Works at 541.574.3366

Current Projects List:

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Project:NE 54th St Storm Sewer Replacement  Project Number:2016-006 
Contact:Olaf Sweetman    Latest Update:5/17/2017
Status:Construction is under way, with completion expected by June. 
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Description: This project replaces storm sewer that is in poor condition, and will also reconstruct the lowest portion of NE 54th St, which currently lacks effective drainage and has constant standing water during wet weather. 
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Project:AMI Water Metering System  Project Number:2012-029 
Contact:Olaf Sweetman    Latest Update:5/3/2017
Status:As of April 2017, 29% of water meters in City are AMI-compatible. 
Next Task: Continue replacing old meters and registers. 
Description: The AMI Water Metering System project will convert the City's water metering to an Automatic Meter Interface (AMI) system. The water system is currently metered primarily through manual read meters, which are read once a month. The AMI system will transmit usage information for every 15 minutes, via a radio network, eliminating the need for physical meter reading and providing timely detection of customer water leaks. An online portal will also be established for customers to view their water usage. 
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Project:Storm Water Master Plan  Project Number:2013-012 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:5/1/2017
Status:Developing public engagement portion of plan. 
Next Task: Hold public meetings to discuss master plan recommendations. 
Description: This project develops a storm water master plan which accurately models the hydraulic capacity of the Citys system, proposes capacity related projects, proposes code revisions to address water quality and erosion and sediment control issues, and makes recommendations for SDC adjustments based upon project recommendations. 
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Project:Newport PAC Lobby & Bathroom Remodel  Project Number:2015-024 
Contact:Olaf Sweetman    Latest Update:5/1/2017
Status:Project is complete. 
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Description: This project will expand and renovate the Newport Performing Arts Center lobby space, and increase the capacity of the womens restroom. The lobby will be expanded by approx 465 square feet and the womens restroom will have 3 new stalls. 
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Project:Big Creek Pump Station  Project Number:2012-025 
Contact:Olaf Sweetman    Latest Update:5/1/2017
Status:The new pump station is currently in operation, with overall construction expected to be complete in May 2017. 
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Description: This project replaced the existing Big Creek Pump Station, located next to Agate Beach State Park. The existing pump station was inadequate for existing and future demand, which caused occasional wastewater overflows into Big Creek during heavy rain events. 
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Project:Agate Beach Wastewater Improvements  Project Number:2011-002 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:5/1/2017
Status:Big Creek Force Main is complete. Big Creek Pump Station is under construction and is expected to be complete in May 2017. The Schooner Creek and 48th St Pump Stations are in the beginning stages of design. 
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Description: Upgrade of wastewater collection system and pump stations north of old wastewater plant. Upgrades will address capacity issues and replace aging infrastructure. Projects include: Big Creek Force Main, Big Creek Pump Station, 48th St Lift Station, Schooner Creek Lift Station, and Schooner Creek Force Main. 
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Project:2016 CIPP Sewer Repairs  Project Number:2015-036 
Contact:Olaf Sweetman    Latest Update:5/1/2017
Status:Project has been awarded, with construction expected in May 2017. 
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Description: This project provides a structural liner (cured-in-place pipe) for a series of failing storm sewer pipes. The awarded scope includes 1,145 ft of storm sewer running from NE 8th St east of NE Avery, to the SW under US-101 to the Washington Federal Bank. 
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Project:Aquatic Center  Project Number:2013-019 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:12/9/2016
Status:Project is under construction, with completion expected by January 2017. 
Next Task: See here for the 12/8/16 project newsletter. 
Description: This project is to construct a new aquatic facility south of the existing recreation center. Final aquatic center will include an 8 lane competitive pool, a recreational/therapy pool, and hot tub. Funding was provided through a General Obligation Bond approved in the Fall of 2013.

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Project:NE 70th Residential Home Removal  Project Number:2016-029 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:Two of the homes have been demolished and removed due to their structural deficiencies while two homes are in the process of being relocated to the Newport Airport where they will be stored until they are donated. 
Next Task: Complete removal of the homes and shaping/reseeding of the slopes. 
Description: The project includes the removal of 6 residential homes on NE 70th which were impacted by severe weather in December 2015. The City received a disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which will pay for the majority of the project. The City will purchase the properties and salvage the homes which are structurally sound and demolish and remove the others. 
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Project:Library Street Lights  Project Number:2016-030 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:This project is being designed in-house by City staff. Once the Central Lincoln PUD design is complete the City can then complete the construction drawings and specifications and bid the project. 
Next Task: Complete project drawings. 
Description: Installation of 5 street lights along Nye St and Olive St adjacent to the Newport Public Library. 
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Project:Pedestrian Rapid Flashing Beacons on HWY 101  Project Number:2016-004 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:City staff is designing this project in-house and will be submitting the design package and permit applications to ODOT for their review in November 2016. 
Next Task: Submit drawings and permit applications to ODOT. 
Description: Installation of signage and rapid flashing beacons at pedestrian crossings of HWY 101 at Abbey, Bay, 3rd, 10th, 15th. Project funding is not sufficient to cover all crossings at this time. The project will start with the crossing at Abbey, then 10th, 3rd, 15th and Bay. 
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Project:Golf Course Drive and HWY 101 Water Line Upgrades  Project Number:2015-035 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:City staff and the design engineer (Civil West) have held three public meetings to date and received feedback from area residents and businesses. City staff has recommended the City Council order a feasibility study in conjunction with the Preliminary Engineers Report and is on the agenda for the November 7th City Council Meeting. 
Next Task: Feasibility Study and Preliminary Engineers Report 
Description: Replacement of the water line along Megginson and Golf Course Drive as well as the installation of a new waterline on the east side of HWY 101 from NE 36th to NE 52nd. The water line servicing the Megginson and Golf Course Drive area is aging and has had several breaks in the past necessitating its replacement. 
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Project:Nye Beach Wastewater Pump Station Grinder Installation  Project Number:2014-020 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:The City is seeking scope of work statements from potential design firms. 
Next Task: Select a design engineer 
Description: The wastewater pump station located adjacent to the Nye Beach turnaround occasionally receives larger debris from creating issues with the pumps. The installation of a grinder will reduce the size of the particles allowing the pumps to move the debris with greater efficiency. This project is part of a larger set of projects funded through an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality State Revolving Fund Low Interest Loan. 
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Project:NE 7th Water Distribution Pump Station  Project Number:2014-016 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:The Citys design Engineer, Civil West, has received City comments on the drawings and specifications. 
Next Task: Advertise the project to bid 
Description: Replacement of the existing water distribution pump station located on NE 7th near Eads St. The upgraded water pump station will provide water to the Yaquina Heights tank and water users in the vicinity. The upgraded pump station will provide more efficient pumps and increased fire flows. 
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Project:Old Water Treatment Facility Demolition  Project Number:2014-014 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:The Citys design Engineer (HDR) has submitted the project drawings and specifications for City review. 
Next Task: Advertise the project for bid. 
Description: Removal of structures and underground piping associated with the old water treatment facility on Big Creek Road. 
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Project:Se 35th and HWY 101 Signialization Improvements  Project Number:2013-018 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:This project is in the early design/concept phase. Construction likely in 2018 if all goes well. 
Next Task: Review the draft design acceptance package submitted by ODOT design engineer. 
Description: The HWY 101 signalization project is being performed in partnership with ODOT and will relocate the signal light at SE 32nd to SE 35th. As part of this project SE 35th will be extended to the west connecting with SE Abalone. Storm drainage and pedestrian improvements will also be incorporated into this project. 
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Project:Newport Fire Station Seismic Rehabilitation  Project Number:2014-005 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:The Citys design Engineer (ZCS Engineering) has completed the drawing and bid the project. Two bids were received, both of which were greater than the available funding. City staff is working with the design engineer to redesign portions of the project in an attempt to rebid the project and receive lower bids. 
Next Task: Rebidding of the project 
Description: The main Newport Fire Station on NW 10th was constructed in about 1980 on poor soils. The goal of this project is to perform structural upgrades to the building ensuring its functionality after a seismic event. The City has received grant funding from the Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority for this project. 
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Project:Agate Beach Wayside Recreation Improvements  Project Number:2013-010 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:The roadway extension and a portion of the stormwater improvements were performed by ODOT with the remaining stormwater improvements, beach access and restroom/shower facility being completed under City oversight. The ODOT portion of the project is mostly complete with some corrective work which will occur in the spring of 2017. The beach access improvements are currently underway and should be complete in December 2016. The restroom/shower facility will be bid in November 2016. 
Next Task: Completion of the improved beach access and bidding of the restroom/shower facility. 
Description: The Agate Beach Wayside Recreation Improvements includes the extension of Gilbert Way to Woody Way, paving of Agate Way, storm drainage improvements, creation of sidewalks, improved beach access and a restroom/shower facility. A portion of this project is funded through the Oregon Scenic Byways Grant Program. 
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Project:SE Moore Dr and Bay Blvd Drainage Improvements  Project Number:2012-015 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/7/2016
Status:The project was bid in May of 2016. The Engineers Estimate for the project was approximately 2.7 Million dollars and the lowest bid received was 4.47 million dollars. Staff will be making the recommendation to City Council to reject all bids and rebid the project at a later date. City staff will rebid the project in November 2016. 
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Description: This project corrects failing storm sewer at SE Moore Dr and Bay Blvd, Bay Blvd and SE Fogarty St, and along SE 4th and SE Fogarty St. The intersection at SE Moore Dr and Bay Blvd will be realigned to provide better intersection safety.

Bayfront Neighborhood Meeting Presentation 
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Project:NW Grove Street Sewer Extension  Project Number:2011-019 
Contact:Jayson Buchholz    Latest Update:7/29/2016
Status:Construction drawings under review. 
Next Task: Project was not included in the FY17 budget, and will be requested for the FY18 budget. 
Description: This project will re-route sanitary sewer main that currently crosses under the Newport Fire Dept Main Station at 245 NW 10th St. The new sewer main will extend south from NW 11th St, running adjacent to the new Nazarene Church Youth Center and the NFD Main Station. 
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Project:Big Creek Dam 1 and 2  Project Number:2011-025 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:9/17/2015
Status:Beginning Phase 3. 
Next Task: Development of preliminary repair options. 
Description: This analysis will continue the previous geotechnical analysis that was conducted on the dam structures to eliminate some of the assumptions that had to be made on the last study because of the inability to access certain parts of the dam for drilling. When the soils analysis is complete, the consultant will develop a feasibility study identifying remediation options and costs. The City in conjunction with assistance from Chase Park Grants and HDR Engineering Inc. have submitted a grant application to the Oregon Department of Water Resources to assist in funding the feasibility study for Big Creek Dams 1 and 2. This application was submitted Nov. 1 and may yield up to $250,000 in additional funding for this project. Awards for this grant should take place sometime after the 1st of the year.

July 15th, 2015

Seismic Evaluation of Big Creek Dams No.1 and 2

July 20th 2015 Council Work Session Presentation

September 8th, 2015

Newport Dam Council Work session - 9/8/15  
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