FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
DATE: April 16, 2018
CONTACT: Kevin Caldwell, Senior Project Manager, 541 488-5587
Community Meeting Set for Ashland Canal
(ASHLAND, Ore.) – The City of Ashland is hosting a community meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Southern Oregon University on the Ashland Canal Piping Project. City staff will provide an overview of the piping project, talk about project goals and answer questions.
The city plans to pipe two miles of the Ashland Canal between Starlight Place and Terrace Street. The project will improve water quality in Ashland Creek, the outlet of the Ashland Canal, and minimize water losses in the canal itself due to seepage and evaporation. The canal piping project is part of a larger, proactive plan to conserve and improve water quality in the City of Ashland.
The preliminary engineering phase (survey and field work) began in February and is expected to take 11 months. Construction is not anticipated until late 2019 or early 2020.
WHO: The City of Ashland Public Works
WHAT: The meeting will be an open house format where community members can listen to a presentation, view maps, and renderings, and ask questions of Public Works staff and contractors.
WHEN: 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2018
WHERE: Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union, Arena Room
250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
To learn more about the Ashland Canal Piping Project visit www.ashland.or.us/ashlandcanal.