Street Paving and Hydrant Flushing in The Dalles

Wednesday April 7, 2021, the City of The Dalles Public Works will begin paving repair of the street cuts for installation of a sanitary sewer main on East Scenic Drive between the entrance to Columbia Gorge Community College and the entrance to Sorosis Park.

The purpose of this work is to restore the pavement surface. Construction is expected to occur for two days with expected completion by Thursday April 8, 2021.

The eastbound lane will be closed for repairs on a section of roadway. Through traffic will be flagged to a single lane next to the construction zone. Expect delays.

Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Business and residential neighborhood access will be open during construction.   

The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrian traffic during construction.

Please proceed with caution in this area and observe all temporary traffic control devices. Thank you for your assistance during this work.

If you have questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (541) 296-5401.

The City of The Dalles Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the city over the next few weeks, weather permitting.

Fire hydrants are flushed in order to:

  • Clean out deposits, sediments and rust from our distribution pipelines;
  • Help minimize water quality problems;
  • Test fire protection water pressures;
  • Exercise hydrant valves; and
  • Identify hydrants needing repair or replacement.

Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid driving or walking through the water coming directly from a hydrant while it is being flushed. If it is not possible to avoid the area, please proceed with caution.

Occasionally main flushing causes water flowing from a tap to be discolored from stirred up sediment or milky white caused by tiny air bubbles. Although discolored water won’t make you sick, you might want to flush the pipe by running the water for several minutes before drinking or washing.

If the water does not clear, please contact the Public Works office at 541-296-5401.