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New flashing beacon and concrete island refuge to be installed

Starting on Monday, August 27, a contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation will begin a project that improves safety at the pedestrian crosswalk in front of the Safeway on U.S. 30. Crews will be constructing a new crosswalk that includes a flashing beacon and concrete island refuge.

The crosswalk is located just east of the intersection of OR 47 and U.S. 30. Not only will a flashing beacon and island refuge be installed, new curbs, sidewalk and American Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps will also be constructed.   In addition, the project includes permanent signing and pavement markings.

Construction begins at 8 a.m. on August 27 with work scheduled weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. During construction, there will be periodic lane closures with flaggers controlling two-way traffic. Travelers can expect delays.

Work is expected to be completed by November 30.



The Clatskanie Rural Fire Protection District with assistance from the City of Clatskanie will be flow testing hydrants in various pressure zones throughout the city.  The first day of testing will be on Monday, August 20, 2018.


Water at your residence may be discolored or have a milky appearance.  There is no hazard associated with this but you should refrain from washing light colored articles because of possible staining until the water clears.  Normally, water color returns to normal in a very short time.  Running a couple of faucets will facilitate the process.


Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.



The City of Clatskanie will be continuing replacement of the sanitary sewer line and associated services on SW Tichenor Street, beginning on August 27, 2018.  The work is located between the SW7th Street/SW Tichenor Street intersection and 580 SW Tichenor Street, a distance of approximately 400 feet.  The duration of this year’s project will be approximately four weeks.


The work hours will generally be between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Traffic will be restricted to local access only.  Residents in the work area are asked to not park their vehicles along the curb during work hours.  The street is narrow and heavy equipment and trucks will need the extra width to safely do the work.


This is the fifth phase of the SW Tichenor Street sanitary sewer replacement, which extends from the PUD substation at the end of SW Tichenor down to the highway (US30).  There will be one phase remaining, the portion of the sewer between SW 2nd Street and US30.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.  If you have any questions, please contact Dave True (503) 728-2622.



Clatskanie has been described as a “Norman Rockwell” picturesque small city nestled in green hills and valleys on the coastal range in northwest Oregon.  Our population within the city limits is approximately 1,800, but we consider the community outside those limits to be a valuable asset as well.


Clatskanie is a strong, independent community with small town values and support.  Some good examples of this strength are:

·       In the early 1960's, the community recognized a need for a swimming pool.  There had been four youths taken in tragic drownings that summer in the rivers.  This community pulled together, raised funds, and through volunteer efforts built a safe and well maintained community pool.

·         Several years ago, the community decided it needed a new library.  Again with local donations and volunteer labor a wonderful library is available.

·         Three years ago, the community recognized the need to promote a drug-free community and supported a K-9 project with local donations that resulted in purchasing a trained drug dog.  This project has been extremely successful.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July celebration that dates back over 100 years.  Also during the month of August our city park is filled during the Blue Grass Festival and Quilt show and again during the Blues Festival.


Clatskanie also has over 70 miles of wonderful calm water in the Clatskanie River and adjacent sloughs for kayaking.  Our city park has a walking trail and is a jewel in the center of our city.


These are just a few examples of the strength, purpose and desirability of our community.  Please visit us if you are in the vicinity.  We would love to meet you.


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Nehalem St
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events



Planning Commission Wednesday August 22nd, 2018;  7 pm, in the Council Chambers
City Council Meeting. Wednesday September 5th, 2018; 7pm in the Council Chambers

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is CLOSED.  Reminder there is no Hunting allowed