Public Works News

2023-2024 Waterline Replacement Web Posting

The Public Works Department has entered into a contract with Pacific Excavation Inc. to perform this fiscal year's waterline replacement project. Work will tentatively commence on Monday, February 12, 2024 and is scheduled to be completed on Friday, April 12, 2024. Work will be performed Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There is currently no weekend work anticipated. The project area is identified as Rivercrest Drive N. from Rafael St. N. to Dearborn Ave. N., and a short section on Evans St. N. The project areas will be restricted to local access only between the previously mentioned streets. Please use alternate marked detour routes. The scope of the project involves the replacement of an aging 6” wrapped steel water main pipe with a new 6” ductile iron water main pipe, fittings, additional fire hydrants, and some service line replacements. Asphalt replacement will be limited to the trenched areas. Resurfacing of the street is not planned at this time.

If you have any questions please contact Matt Reyes at (503) 856-3558 or

We’re working with the City of Keizer to improve Verda Lane. With an elementary and middle school nearby, our goal is to create a safer route for pedestrians and bicycles.

The project will look at:

· Adding sidewalks and bike lanes.

· Upgrading or adding drainage features to improve water flow in the area.

· Better defining driveway accesses by adding curb and gutter.

You might see us in the area over the next several weeks as we look at how some of the planned improvements will impact existing properties, driveways, trees and mailboxes. 

This fall we’re planning to have a community in-person open house at the City of Keizer Civic Center, located at 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer.  
You can visit the project webpage to sign up for email updates.

Use your smartphone camera to scan the QR code above and learn more about our project! Or visit:


Kumar Rethnasamy,
ODOT Project Manager

Phone: 503-986-2865