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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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St. Johns-Cathedral Park Sewer Repair

Button. Click to sign up for email updatesEnvironmental Services is designing a project to repair over 15,000 feet, or about 3 miles, of public sewers in the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods. Many of the sewer pipes are about 80 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2018 and take about a year and a half to complete.

Project Area

To view the project map, click here. The St. Johns-CathedralPark project requires sewer repairs in several active business areas in the neighborhood, including N Lombard and N Ivanhoe streets. The city will be reaching out to neighbors and businesses to better understand business operations and access needs during construction.

Environmental Services is also designing a large sewer repair project in the Portsmouth and University Park neighborhoods. To view a map that shows the boundaries for both projects, click here. We will coordinate construction and outreach for both projects.

Survey Worksurvey color markings and what they mean

Over the next several months, you may see crews locating underground utilities and marking streets. They work on sidewalks and streets in the public right-of-way using non-invasive methods and equipment. They may measure the elevation of your first floor and view the front of your house to see if it has a basement. They will not need to enter your private property. For details about these activities, click here.

Business Coordination

This summer, we will visit businesses nearest to the repair areas to discuss their needs during construction (e.g., delivery and access). If you would like to complete a business questionnaire in advance, click here. If you would like to talk with us, please contact us to schedule a visit.

For More Information

Email Cheryl Kuck or call 503-823-7898 if you have questions or concerns, such as maintaining driveway access, business operations, medical deliveries, special events, etc., during construction. In your email and voicemail messages, please provide your property address and the project name (St. Johns-Cathedral Park).

We will mail residents in the project area more details before construction. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to Cheryl with “St. Johns-Cathedral Park” in the subject line.

Project Maps

St. Johns-Cathedral Park Project maps

Public Meetings

Scheduled public meetings to discuss project details


St. Johns-Cathedral Park Project newsletters

Construction Methods

Overview of sewer construction methods