Natural gas pipeline improvements will begin in Camas

Northwest Natural will provide information about the project June 7 and 8

Improvements to a natural gas pipeline in Camas will be the focus of two upcoming informational meetings.

The events are scheduled for today from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Camas-Washougal Fire Department’s Grass Valley station, 4321 N.W. Parker St., and Wednesday, June 8, from 3 to 7 p.m., at a booth at the Camas Farmer’s Market, located in front of the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave.

The project will involve reinforcing the gas pipeline system to improve reliability and better serve the growing population, according to a press release.

Northwest Natural will begin the project in mid-June in Grass Valley, in the area of Northwest Sierra Street and Northwest Lake Road to Northwest 43rd Avenue, and Northwest Parker Street to Pacific Rim Boulevard. The improvements are expected to be completed in September.

Work hours will be Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Drivers can expect some traffic impacts.

“We will make every effort to minimize traffic impact, but delays and lane closures can be expected,” the release stated. “Flaggers will be present, and the traffic will be sent through the work zone as quickly and safely as possible.”

Northwest Natural, with its headquarters in Portland, provides natural gas service to 718,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.