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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:NW Grove Street Sewer Extension  Project Number:2011-019 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:5/8/2018
Status:Construction drawings under review. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$0       
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:Nye Beach Wastewater Pump Station Grinder Installation  Project Number:2014-020 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:5/8/2018
Status:Construction began the week of May 1, 2018 and will be complete near the beginning of August. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$550,000       
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:Pedestrian Rapid Flashing Beacons on HWY 101  Project Number:2016-004 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:5/8/2018
Status:Concrete bases have been installed and sign will be installed the week of May 7, 2018. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$120,000       
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:SE Moore Dr and Bay Blvd Drainage Improvements  Project Number:2012-015 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:5/8/2018
Status:Paving of SE 4th Street will complete this project. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$2,925,532       
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.  
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Project:NE 7th Water Distribution Pump Station  Project Number:2014-016 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:5/8/2018
Status:Project is under construction. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$700,000       
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:AMI Water Metering System  Project Number:2012-029 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:4/26/2018
Status:As of October 2017, 50% of water meters in City are AMI-compatible. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$550,000       
Description: The AMI Water Metering System project will convert the Citys 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:SW Harbor Dr Sidewalk Improvements  Project Number:2015-014 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:4/26/2018
Status:Project is under design, with a construction target of summer 2018. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$81,675       
Description: This project will construct sidewalk along the west side SW Harbor Way, connecting existing sidewalks at SW 11th St and SW 13th St. It will also include realigning the intersections at SW 11th St and SW 13th St. 
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Project:Agate Beach State Park to US-101 Trail  Project Number:2015-015 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:4/26/2018
Status:Project is under design, with a construction target of summer 2018. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$29,129       
Description: This project will connect the paved trail in Agate Beach State Park with the sidewalk located between the west side of US-101 and Walmart, which currently ends at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn. Due to steep terrain, this new trail will primarily be a stairway. The stairway will include a trough for walking bicycles up or down the stairs.  
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Project:Water Treatment Plant Emergency Generator  Project Number:2014-018 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:4/26/2018
Status:The City plans to procure the generator, then hire a contractor for installation. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$302,723       
Description: This project will install an emergency generator at the Water Treatment Plant, to provide for continued water production in the event of power outage. 
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Project:Olsson Creek Sewer Improvements  Project Number:2016-003 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:4/26/2018
Status:Project is under construction. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$600,000       
Description: This project will re-route storm and sanitary sewer mains, allowing the abandonment of aging storm sewer mains that are at risk of collapse and an aging wastewater pump station. 
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Project:Agate Beach Wastewater Improvements  Project Number:2011-002 
Contact:Tim Gross    Latest Update:11/21/2017
Status:Big Creek Force Main and Big Creek Pump Station are complete. Schooner Creek and 48th St Pump Stations are under design. 
Next Task:  
Budget:$9,598,150       
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 Pump Station, Schooner Creek Pump Station, and Schooner Creek Force Main. 
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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. 
Budget:$147,452       
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: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 
Budget:$535,000       
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: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. 
Budget:$1,131,971       
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: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. 
Budget:$350,000       
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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