From Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22, 2021, Oregon State University will be conducting traffic counts at locations in and around the Corvallis campus as part of a code-required Traffic Operations Study (TOS), which the university is obligated to conduct every three years. While the TOS is a code requirement, the data gathered is very useful to long-range planning efforts. As part of the data collection, tube counters will be placed at 16 locations on and around the Corvallis campus. A map showing tube locations is included below. Tube counters allow the university to determine the volume of vehicles travelling on a roadway. Tubes can stretch across roadways, sidewalks and bike lanes.

Please use caution when operating heavy equipment and/or large vehicles over the tubes placed throughout campus next week. Tubes will stretch across roadways, sidewalks and bike lanes in the locations shown on the below map. While the equipment is pinned to the roadway, it can sometimes be pulled up when heavy equipment and/or large vehicles drive over it.

While tubes stretch across a roadway, counter boxes are located out of the roadway. Where there is a planting strip, the counter box is located in the planting strip. Where there is a curb-tight sidewalk, the counter box is sometimes placed behind the sidewalk and the tube stretches across the sidewalk. The university is working to set up cones at these locations, but please be aware that tubes may be present in the sidewalk at various locations.

For questions or comments on this notification, contact Associate Campus Planner Sara Robertson at 541-737-0459.

 Map showing tube locations for Traffic Operations Study (TOC)

Emergency Street Shutdown Westbound lane at the intersection of 30th and Washington Way due to an apparent water main break. The City of Corvallis has been contacted and is en route to repair, unknown time of restoration.  Additional lane closures could occur as the work progresses. Magruder Hall will experience reduced water pressure while this repair is being performed.

For work related to Pacific Power system upgrades, Pacific Power will continue to perform electrical trenching and drilling work through the end of August 2021. Electrical trenching and drilling work started at the intersection of 35th Street and SW Washington Way in mid-April 2021. Ongoing work will occur on both sides of SW Washington Way between 35th Street and 30th Street. This work supports Pacific Power’s power infrastructure and prepares for future upgrades to SW Washington Way.

The schedule of work along SW Washington Way includes:

  • Multi-Use Path trenching – July 6-7
  • Boring (north of SW Washington Way) – July 15-16
  • Finish work (north of SW Washington Way) July 26-Aug. 12
  • Temporary fencing by Magruder Hall – Aug. 2
  • Vault set – Aug. 6

For questions or comments on this work, contact Torre Oberg, the project manager with Magnum Power, at 360-703-7432, or OSU Infrastructure Project Manager Aaron Collett at 541-207-2780. Magnum Power is the contractor working with Pacific Power.

SW Washington Way area map

As part of the Owen Hall Renovation Project, Campus Way in front of Owen Hall will be narrowed by 12 feet for a concrete pump and concrete truck. There will be a 8-10 foot lane that will remain open. Work is scheduled to take place between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. daily, starting on Wednesday, May 26, and again on Friday, May 28, 2021.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager John Doty at 541-740-8302 or Construction Manager David Amundson at 541-737-2760.

Campus Way area map

For work related to Pacific Power system upgrades, the multi-use path along SW Washington Way will be temporarily sectioned off between 30th Street and 35th Street for electrical work being performed by Pacific Power. A detour will be in place. Work is extended through Monday, May 24, 2021.

For questions or comments on this work, contact Torre Oberg, project manager with Magnum Power, at 360-703-7432, or OSU Infrastructure Project Manager Aaron Collett at 541-207-2780. Magnum Power is the contractor working with Pacific Power.

SW Washington Way area map

For work related to Pacific Power system upgrades, Pacific Power will perform electrical trenching and drilling work from Monday, April 19 through Monday, May 31, 2021. Electrical trenching and drilling work will start at the intersection of 35th Street and SW Washington Way on Monday, April 19, with work occurring on both sides of SW Washington Way between 35th Street and 30th Street through the end of May. Work will progress from west to east along SW Washington Way. This work supports Pacific Power’s power infrastructure and prepares for future upgrades to SW Washington Way.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Torre Oberg, the project manager with Magnum Power, at 360-703-7432, or OSU Infrastructure Project Manager Aaron Collett at 541-207-2780. Magnum Power is the contractor working with Pacific Power.

SW Washington Way area map

For work related to Pacific Power system upgrades, Pacific Power will perform trenching work along 35th Street through Friday, April 16, 2021. Trenching work will occur in the following areas: near the Energy Center in the Energy Center East Lot (lot #3340), the Energy Center South Lot (lot #3339) and the 35th Street access to the Energy Center. The access along SW Jefferson Way will remain open. This work supports Pacific Power’s power infrastructure and prepares for future upgrades to SW Washington Way.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Torre Oberg, the project manager with Magnum Power, at 360-703-7432, or OSU Infrastructure Project Manager Aaron Collett at 541-207-2780. Magnum Power is the contractor working with Pacific Power.

35th Street trenching work area map

Geotechnical drilling and boring work is scheduled to occur at five locations in the West Greenhouse area. Work will take place near a section of Campus Way, the West Greenhouse parking lot (lot #3320), and on the west and east sides of the Seed Lab from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager John Doty at 541-740-8302.

West Greenhouse area map with boring holes outlined in red

As part of the North District Utility Plant (NDUP) project, work to provide electrical service to the NDUP, located along NW Orchard Avenue, is scheduled to start on Monday, March 29, 2021 through Friday, April 16, 2021. Work could create possible extended construction activity and noise, and/or noise during normal business hours. A roadway closure for SW 26th Street between Campus Way and Monroe Avenue and a partial parking lot closure for the Bates Hall lot (lot #3313) are also scheduled as part of the work.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Construction Manager Jason Lundy at 541-270-0193.

North District Utility Plant work site map

The Orchard Ave. House, located at 3036 NW Orchard Avenue, is scheduled for demolition. Demolition work is scheduled to start on Monday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Work will occur on site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Right of Way permits have been obtained from the City of Corvallis and the City of Corvallis has been notified about the demolition. The Wiegand Hall parking lot (lot #3330) as well as the alleyway to NW Orchard Avenue will be impacted while demolition work occurs.

For questions or comments on this closure, contact Project Manager John Doty at 541-740-8302.

Orchard Ave. House demolition area map