Portland’s Bureau of Development Services is hiring a contractor to help shore up the hillside on Southwest Burlingame Place where a landslide destroyed a house in the early morning hours of Oct. 8.
Ross Caron, bureau spokesman, said a contractor would work with city geotechnical engineers to prevent the hillside from sliding further or doing more damage to the area.
“Once they’re onboard, the contractor will work with our folks installing temporary slope stabilization measures like laying down plastic sheeting over the hillside landscape that will be anchored to prevent more sliding,” Caron said.
The contractor also will install a temporary drainage system to reroute water off the hillside to Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard, he said.
“It’s probably a good couple of days work,” Caron said.
The contractor hopes to have the hillside stabilized and drainage systems in place before heavy rain hits the area, which could happen early next week, he said.
The temporary protection measures will stay in place while the bureau works with property owners and their representatives to make permanent repairs. [Read full article]
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