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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Streetscape Construction Details

Division Streetscape Project Update: August 21, 2014

Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

Grinding and Paving on Division Coming Soon

  • SE 26th-34th avenues – Scheduled the week of August 25.
  • SE 34th Avenue-Cesar Chavez Boulevard – Tentatively scheduled the week of September 8.Grinding and paving will occur during regular work hours, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturday.
  • Get more information at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/491779
  • Go to www.trimet.org/alerts/index.htm for information about TriMet line #4.

Revised Detour

During grinding and paving on SE Division Street, west bound traffic will use Division. East bound traffic will be detoured to SE Powell Boulevard at SE 26th Avenue. The city modified the original detour plan to redirect motor vehicle traffic to SE Powell Boulevard in order to avoid conflicts with pedestrians and cyclists using the Clinton Neighborhood Greenway. The Portland Police Bureau has agreed to provide additional traffic enforcement on SE Clinton during the detour period.

Construction Schedule

Below is the estimated Division Streetscape construction schedule for the next three weeks. Construction will move from one site to another as crews complete work on each segment. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

This week:

  • SE 35th Avenue and Division, southeast corner – place rock/check dams and install topsoil
  • SE 32nd Avenue and Division, northeast corner – install liner, place rock/check dams and install topsoil
  • SE 32nd Avenue and Division, southwest corner – form and pour ADA corner
  • SE 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – form and pour ADA corner
  • SE 30th Avenue and Division, southwest corner – install liner, place rock/check dams and install topsoil
  • SE 29th Avenue and Division, southwest corner – place rock/check dams, and install topsoil
  • SE 29th Avenue and Division, southeast corner – place rock/check dams, and install topsoil
  • SE 37th Avenue and Division, northwest corner – modification workAsphalt maintenance
  • SE 33rd Avenue to 38th Avenue, south side of Division – trench patching

Week of August 25:

  • SE 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – finish excavation, install liner, and place rock/check dams
  • SE 26th Avenue to 34th Avenue, along Division – Grinding and paving

Week of September 1:

  • SE 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – install topsoil
  • SE 26th Avenue to 34th Avenue, along Division – Grinding and pavingRemoving or reinstalling signage
  • Planting will begin, weather permitting

Week of September 8:

  • SE 34th Avenue to Cesar Chavez Boulevard along Division – grinding and paving

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandonline.com/transportation/divisionstreetscape to see background information and block-by-block maps of the design. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov with “Division” 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 near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Note: For information on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project please visit the web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Clinton

Joe Annett
Community Outreach
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-3713
Phone: 503-823-2934
Email: joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov

Tabor to the River Program

This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to stop basement flooding, manage stormwater more naturally, and to restore watershed health. The program area extends from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River between SE Hawthorne and SE Powell boulevards.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711.

Construction Details

The contractor  is installing pipe, stormwater management facilities, curbs, sidewalks and paving in phases over the next year and a half. The contractor will use open trench excavation and pipe-bursting to install pipe. The project includes these tasks:

  • Surveying
  • Exploratory drilling
  • Utility location
  • Trimming and cutting down trees
  • Saw cutting street surfaces
  • Excavating trenches
  • Setting shoring
  • Installing new sewer pipe
  • Backfill and temporary paving
  • Concrete forming and pouring
  • Permanent paving
  • Striping
  • Planting trees and vegetation during planting season

There may be periods of inactivity between these steps. 

Work Hours

Typical work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor can choose to work on Saturdays if necessary.

The Portland Noise Office has granted permission for 60 days of night and Sunday work on this project. Night work will be limited and notification, including contact numbers for noise issues, will go out to neighbors before night work begins. Work crews will use conventional excavation equipment including backhoes, front-end loaders, and dump trucks. Generators will power construction lights. 

What to Expect During Construction

  • There will be lane restrictions, road closures and 24 hour work scheduled at specific locations.
  • Flaggers and detours will be in place to guide vehicles through and around traffic control. You may experience delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
  • You will have access to your property during work hours, but you may be delayed entering or leaving your street or driveway.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored within the work area and on nearby streets overnight.
  • You will have sewer service at all times, even when work is near your building.
  • A city construction inspector will be on-site during work hours, and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a “City of Portland” safety vest and hard hat.
  • Let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries.
  • Please be courteous, obey flagger instructions, and follow all directional signs to ensure the safety of all involved.