Environmental Services will soon replace deteriorating sewer pipes in the Rose City Park and Madison South neighborhoods (see map). The sewer lines range in age from 60 to over 100 years old. The repairs are designed to provide another 50 years of service life and help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leads, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Construction is anticipated to begin spring 2014 and take about one year to complete.
What to Expect During Project Design (2013)
- Work crews are inspecting sewer pipes, usually at manholes in city streets.
- Environmental Services staff is contacting neighbors who may be directly affected by sewer construction near their home or business.
- Engineers will use information gathered to design the project with the goal of minimizing construction impacts and ensuring that new or repaired sewers will have another 50 years of service.
- The city will hire a construction contractor in late 2013.
What to Expect During Construction (2014)
The city’s contractor will use a variety of techniques to repair the sewer pipes. This will include open trench-construction and pipe lining. To view a map of the final scope and construction methods, click here. Environmental Services will update residents and businesses as construction details become available. Construction is likely to start in spring 2014 and last about one year.
For More Information
Contact Kristen Kibler with JLA Public Involvement at 503-235-5881, extension 106 if you have concerns, such as maintaining driveway access, business operations, or medical deliveries, during construction. Email Kristen with "Rose City Park" in the subject line to receive project updates by email.