CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: April 10, 2014
Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.
Construction should be completed by summer 2015. The project area is bordered by SE Woodstock Boulevard on the north, SE 28th Avenue on the west, SE 45th Avenue on the east and SE Crystal Springs Boulevard on the south.
DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE
- Crews are returning tomorrow and next week for final paving on the following streets: SE Flavel Street, SE Henderson Street, SE Rex Street, SE Lambert Street and SE 44th Avenue.
- Due to space limitations, the contractor may store pipe and equipment on streets where construction is not scheduled to begin immediately. We are working with the contractor to limit any inconvenience to residents.
Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next couple of weeks. As the contractor completes construction on each street, a temporary asphalt patch is applied. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.
Week of April 14
- SE Lexington Street (East of Cesar E Chavez Blvd) – Continue pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE Knapp Street (36th to Cesar E Chavez Blvd) – Install storm drains and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE Flavel Street (42nd to 45th) – Continue to install storm drains.
- SE Nehalem Street (38th to 41st) – Set up for pipe burst.
Week of April 21
- SE Knapp Street (Cesar E Chavez Blvd to 41st) – Start open trench construction (except Friday).
- SE Nehalem Street (38th to 41st) – Continue pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE Lexington (37th to Cesar E Chavez Blvd and 42nd to 45th) – Install storm drains.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
- Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
- Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
- Traffic control signs will be set up. The contractor will maintain local access, but you should expect delays.
- On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
- Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
- There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
- A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a safety vest and hard hat.
- Please stay clear of all construction activities. Please keep your children from harm and instruct them to stay clear of all construction activities. We also appreciate your keeping pets and vehicles out of the construction areas.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Learn more about this project at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eastmorelandwoodstock. To receive project updates by email, send an email to Debbie Caselton at Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “Eastmoreland” in the subject line.
Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.