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Hollywood/Grant Park Sewer & Stormwater Project Update

The contractor will apply temporary pavement after completing pipe installation in all work areas. Final trench paving and restoration will take place at a later time as weather allows.

Hollywood-Grant Park Construction Update: February 12, 2016

Construction is underway on Environmental Services’ Hollywood-Grant Park Sewer and Stormwater Project http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/64826.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

The maps posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/552546 show the anticipated construction schedule for the next three weeks and through March. Work in each area will take a few weeks to complete and there may be periods of inactivity between construction phases. The contractor will apply temporary pavement after completing pipe installation in all work areas. Final trench paving and restoration will take place at a later time as weather allows. Areas on the map, marked in gray, are currently not on the schedule or are not completed. The link to the construction schedule maps will also be regularly updated with photos of the construction.

The construction schedules are subject to change due to underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and/or availability of materials.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Stormwater planter construction is nearing completion. Please be aware that the planting will take place over the next few months during the planting season.
  • Each location will go through phases of construction saw-cutting, pipe installation, lateral connection from each building to the curb, temporary paving, final trench paving and restoration. There will be periods of inactivity during these phases.
  • Our contractor is continuing with open trench excavation, pipe bursting and spot repairs throughout the project area. Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods for information on these and other construction methods. The project construction method map is at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/486561.
  • Our contractor has tentatively scheduled final trench paving and restoration in some locations within the project area. See www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/552546 for locations. Restoration includes any curb repairs or median seeding damaged by construction and overall cleanup of each location. Please remember all paving and restoration is weather dependent and all paving contractor schedules can change on short notice.

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 communication with you throughout the project.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, please contact Joe Annettat 503-823-2934. Email Joe to sign up for periodic email updates during construction.

Thank you,

Joe Annett

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2934 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6313

Email: Joseph.Annett@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

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

Traffic enforcement and education action on SE Clinton generates 15 citations, 8 warnings and one arrest

Wednesday’s traffic enforcement and education action by the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau on SE Clinton Street between SE 12th Avenue and SE 50th Avenue generated 15 citations and 6 warnings for people driving motor vehicles and 2 warnings to people biking with no lighting. Officers from PPB also distributed Vision Zero pamphlets with information about safe travel for people who walk, bike and/or drive with every traffic stop.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera

Portland Bureau of Transportation

503-823-3723

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

Twitter @PBOTinfo

NEWS RELEASE:

Traffic enforcement and education action on SE Clinton generates

15 citations, 8 warnings and one arrest

(February 11, 2016) Wednesday’s traffic enforcement and education action by the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau on SE Clinton Street between SE 12th Avenue and SE 50th Avenue generated 15 citations and 6 warnings for people driving motor vehicles and 2 warnings to people biking with no lighting. Officers from PPB also distributed Vision Zero pamphlets with information about safe travel for people who walk, bike and/or drive with every traffic stop.

During the enforcement action, police were on the lookout for violations that threatened the safety of people walking and biking. These violations included people driving who violated “do not enter- except bicycles” sign, illegal and unsafe U-turns, and people driving vehicles (including scooters and motorcycles) through the new diverters. Police also monitored stop sign compliance on streets surrounding Clinton, including the SE Woodward and 32nd Avenue intersection.

The stops were primarily for Failing to Obey a Traffic Control Device. Three charges were for Illegal U-Turn. All three of those were for people in vehicles who turned right at the SE 17th Street diverter, made a U-Turn and then retuned to make another right to continue along SE Clinton. The last contact of the day was at the SE Clinton and SE 17th diverter at approximately 11:00 p.m. when a person driving was arrested for DUII (.14 BAC).

The enforcement action was a component of the education and outreach program for the Clinton Neighborhood Greenway Enhancement Project, whose goal is to address auto volume and speed issues and make the greenway more inviting for people who are walking and biking. During the public meetings to discuss the project, community members asked PBOT to initiate an education and enforcement campaign to make drivers aware of the unique role that neighborhood greenways play in encouraging walking and biking. The Portland City Council has also made a commitment to protect and enhance the city’s neighborhood greenways.

Education and enforcement actions such as the Feb. 10 event are a key part of the City of Portland’s citywide effort to reach its Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Find out more about PBOT’s safety work and Vision Zero, PBOT’s goal of making our transportation system the safest possible and moving towards zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2025: www.visionzeroportland.com.

Photo credit: Felicity J. Mackay, Portland Bureau of Transportation

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Hannah Schafer

Communications Specialist

Portland Bureau of Transportation

1120 SW 5th Avenue 8th Floor, Portland OR 97204

(503) 823-7248 | c: (503) 823-8656

hannah.schafer@portlandoregon.gov

website | twitter | facebook | publicalerts

The City of Portland complies with all non‐discrimination, Civil Rights laws including Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II. To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-5185, TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service: 711 with such requests, or visit http://bit.ly/13EWaCg

Crosswalk and midblock education and enforcement action planned for SE 82nd Avenue Feb. 17

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau will conduct an intersection crosswalk and midblock crossing safety education and enforcement action on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the marked crosswalk on SE 82nd Avenue at SE Division Street and on SE 82nd Avenue between SE Division and SE Harrison streets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera

Portland Bureau of Transportation

503-823-3723

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

Twitter @PBOTinfo

NEWS ADVISORY:

Crosswalk and midblock education and enforcement action planned for SE 82nd Avenue Feb. 17

(Feb 10, 2016) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau will conduct an intersection crosswalk and midblock crossing safety education and enforcement action on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the marked crosswalk on SE 82nd Avenue at SE Division Street and on SE 82nd Avenue between SE Division and SE Harrison streets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws.

Southeast 82nd Avenue and SE Division Street are designated High Crash Corridors because they have a high number of fatalities and injuries. From 2004 through 2015, there were 24 pedestrian crashes at or near SE 82 Avenue and SE Division Street and 2 pedestrian fatalities.

Education and enforcement actions such as the Feb. 17 event are a key part of the City of Portland’s citywide effort to reach its Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

During the education and enforcement action, police officers will remind drivers to stop appropriately for the pedestrian in the crossing, encourage people walking to cross at the corner, and enforce Oregon traffic laws. Portland Community College (PCC) Southeast students and PBOT staff will hand out brochures to people who are crossing midblock, to encourage them to cross at the intersection.

Many people on foot and in vehicles cross this section of the roadway every day going to and from bus stops, restaurants and coffees shops, PCC Southeast Campus, businesses and other retail outlets. Approximately 26,100 vehicles travel on SE 82nd Avenue between SE Division and SE Harrison each day. Most people walking use the marked crosswalk at SE 82nd Avenue and SE Division Street. However, some people choose to cross SE 82nd Avenue midblock between SE Division and SE Harrison instead.

Crossing midblock at locations without enhanced crossing features can put people on foot and behind the wheel at risk of a crash, especially if the roadway has multiple travel lanes, high traffic volumes and high vehicle speeds.

Crossing at the corner is safer for people who walk because:

  • Drivers are expecting pedestrian to cross at the corner.
  • The view of a person crossing midblock is often blocked by other vehicles -- a secondary threat exists when one driver stops for the pedestrian but the next driver may or may not see the person walking and does not stop or cannot stop in time to allow for safe crossing.
  • The traffic signal at SE 82nd Avenue and SE Division Street will control the flow of traffic and provide a specific time for pedestrians to cross.
  • The intersection is illuminated to provide optimal visibility.

PBOT encourages everyone who uses 82nd Avenue and SE Division Street to exercise care and caution when walking, biking and driving. Both people that drive and people that walk should remain alert and watch for people in the crossing and drivers that may be turning onto or from 82nd Avenue. When vehicle drivers make a turn at an intersection with a signal, they must stop and stay stopped for pedestrians when they are less than 6 feet from the lane into which the driver’s vehicle is turning (ORS 814.010).

Crosswalk education and enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate traffic laws to people driving and walking. The transportation and police bureaus do education and enforcement actions throughout the year in response to requests by community members, city traffic safety engineers, and Portland Police to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings.

Learn more about rights and responsibilities for walking safely across a street. View the results of previous actions. Find out more about PBOT’s safety work and Vision Zero, PBOT’s goal of making our transportation system the safest possible and moving towards zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2025. www.visionzeroportland.com.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Photo © GOOGLE Maps

Hannah Schafer

Communications Specialist

Portland Bureau of Transportation

1120 SW 5th Avenue 8th Floor, Portland OR 97204

(503) 823-7248 | c: (503) 823-8656

hannah.schafer@portlandoregon.gov

website | twitter | facebook | publicalerts

The City of Portland complies with all non‐discrimination, Civil Rights laws including Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II. To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-5185, TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service: 711 with such requests, or visit http://bit.ly/13EWaCg

Invitation from Hayden Island Neighborhood Network to Nghbrhd to Nghbrhd Meeting

HINooN (Hayden Island Neighborhood Network) is sponsoring a meeting to share and support each other with common livability issues.

Subject: Nghbrhd to Nghbrhd 

Welcome!!

All 95 Portland Neighborhoods to the First Ever meeting to share and support each other with our common problems and to help preserve your Neighborhood Livability!

When: 

 Thursday, Feb 11, 2016, 7 PM at RED LION

The Jantzen Beach/Hayden Island Red Lion Hotel is hosting this event in their spacious main floor Lounge!

HINooN (Hayden Island Neighborhood Network) is sponsoring it! Please RSVP a member of your Board!

Agenda: Homeless Camps; Street Maintenance; Gentrification; Air Quality; Lottery Bar Saturation!

Speaker!

Dannielle Herman: Overlook Chair to speak: Homeless Camps in Every Nghbrhd? Latest from City of Portland

Updates on Toxic Air incl.

DEQ history:  Ineptitude?-or-Lack of authority? Ten plus years is too long! Similarities to Bullseye Glass releases!

Red Lion Hosting all 95 Neighborhood Associations at this HINooN meeting

Time to share our common interests and lend each other support! 

Thank you

Please RSVP Jeff Geisler

JEFF GEISLER 

Hayden Island 

Chairman of HINooN

Hayden Island Nghbrhd Network

jeffgeisler@msn.com

Portland Harbor Superfund Site – Let’s Learn More

Portland Harbor Superfund Site – Let’s Learn More - EPA has launched a series of presentations, information sessions and webinars across the city for everyone interested in the health and welfare of the Lower Willamette River.

Portland Harbor Superfund Site – Let’s Learn More

EPA has launched a series of presentations, information sessions and webinars across the city for everyone interested in the health and welfare of the Lower Willamette River. Come and learn about:

  • What lies on the bottom of this urban, working waterway.
  • The health and ecological risks at Portland Harbor and why EPA is taking action
  • How Superfund cleanups are designed, engineered and paid for.
  • How to “gear up” to comment on the Proposed Cleanup Plan this spring.

In early April, EPA will release a Proposed Cleanup Plan and seek formal public comments for two months. This Plan will offer a detailed picture of EPA’s preferred cleanup methods for recovering the Lower Willamette River, making it a cleaner, healthier place to live, work and play. The Record-of-Decision, or final plan, will be released at the end of 2016.

Here is the latest list of information sessions, times & locations. Come early and talk with EPA and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality representatives during the open house period which begins 30 minutes before each session:

  • Thursday, Feb 11th  7pm, EPA INFORMATION SESSION, Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott St, Portland, OR
  • Thursday, Feb 18th  - 5:30pm, EPA INFORMATION SESSION, Woodrow Wilson High School Cafeteria, 1151 SW Vermont St, Portland, OR
  • Tuesday, Feb 23rd – 7pm, Community Advisory Group Forum, Linnton Community Center, 10614 NW St Helens Rd, Portland, OR
  • Thursday, March 3rd – Live Webinar EPA INFORMATION SESSION, Time, Details TBD
  • Thursday, March 17th – 6pm, EPA INFORMATION SESSION, SE Multicultural Center, 4610 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR
  • Saturday, March 19th – 1pm, EPA INFORMATION SESSION, Matt Dishman Center 1151 SW Vermont St, Portland, OR

For more about the Portland Harbor cleanup and the latest meeting schedule, please consult our website: http://go.usa.gov/3Wf2B