1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Environmental Services will begin construction on the Hollywood-Grant Park Sewer and Stormwater Project at more than 80 sites. Over the next year
and a half, this project will repair or replace 38,000 feet (about 7 miles) of public sewer pipes that are between 75 and 110 years old and in poor condition. The work includes constructing 12 green street planters and six sumps that will remove more than 201-million gallons of stormwater from the sewer system annually. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.
Our contractor, Emery & Sons, is scheduled to begin work next week. Crews will start with the following tasks to prepare for construction:
There will be staging areas located at NE 50th Avenue and Beech Street, and at NE 67th Avenue and Halsey Street where the contractor will store construction materials. Smaller amounts of material, including clay pipe sections, will be stored at individual construction sites one to two weeks in advance of activity. Some of the most durable pipes in Portland’s sewer are clay pipes. Some clay pipes are more than 100 years old and still in very good condition. Above ground, work crews can handle clay pipe only once or twice before installing it. They store it close to construction sites to to reduce the amount of handling.
Please be aware that the following construction schedule for the next three weeks is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.
Video inspection of main line sewer under the streets listed below. Small crews will work in manholes sending cameras through the sewer line.
Week of October 19
Spot repairs will be made at the locations listed below. Crews will trench down to the main line sewer at specific locations along the street to repair areas where needed.
Week of October 26
Temporary asphalt will be placed over spot repairs at the locations listed below. Final paving is weather dependent.
There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
The contractor will use open trench construction, pipe bursting and cured-in-place pipe lining to repair sewers. Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods for more information about sewer construction methods.
You can receive text messages of urgent traffic alerts for this project by emailing us to be put on the text message list. In the body of the email, provide your mobile phone number and the name of your network carrier. Messages are 1-2 sentences long and convey information such as road closures and openings. Major mobile networks are capable of this, but message and data rates may apply.
Do you have problems with water seeping into your basement? Please let Environmental Services know by taking the online basement moisture survey. Survey responses help identify neighborhoods with seepage problems and design stormwater management projects.
Construction starts late fall 2015
Submit a permit of entry form online
Read about different methods used to repair or replace sewers