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Traffic alert: Part of Laurel Street in Lake Oswego will close May 9

A portion of Laurel Street will be closed on Monday as part of an ongoing construction project and may remain closed for the rest of the month, according to a post on the City’s website.

The street will be closed on May 9 to all vehicular traffic on the two blocks between Bickner and Cornell streets because of construction work on new stormwater infrastructure, the City says. Residents who live in those two blocks will still have access, but all other traffic will be detoured to Oak Street.

According City Project Manager David Kudna, the road could stay closed until May 30; a reopening date will depend on how the project progresses.

The closure is the latest in a series of short-term closures on Laurel Street caused by an ongoing project that began last year. The purpose of the project is to add a pathway along Laurel Street between Hallinan and Cornell streets, as well as to improve the stormwater infrastructure and widen the “Narrows” portion of Laurel Street between Dyer and Hallinan streets.

The City’s post also notes that the “Narrows” section of Laurel Street is now paved and open to traffic, even though some construction is still ongoing in the area.