1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Environmental Services is designing three large-scale sewer projects in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods to replace or repair approximately 91,000 feet of public sewer pipes that are on average 90 years old and failing due to age. This is the equivalent of over 17 miles of sewer pipes. The three adjacent project areas will include construction in Piedmont, Humboldt, Woodlawn and King neighborhoods plus a few blocks in Overlook.
In the Woodlawn and King neighborhoods, the work will include repairing about 61,000 feet (11 miles) of sewer pipes. The sewer repairs will enhance livability by improving sewer and stormwater infrastructure, increasing sewer capacity, and reducing the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Construction in Woodlawn-King will begin in summer 2016 and take about a year and a half to complete.
Environmental Services is currently inspecting sewer pipes and manholes at the locations in bold on the project area map. This map may change as engineers gather additional information.
The city will update neighbors at regular meetings of the Woodlawn and King Neighborhood Associations and smaller informational gatherings in the neighborhood. Check back for more information on the next information session.
Contact Rhetta Drennan at 503-823-6006. Before and during construction, we will be sending regular email updates to keep you posted about the schedule, construction activities, possible traffic detours and delays, parking restrictions and other impacts. We encourage you to sign up now to be added to the project's email update list. Send an email to Rhetta Drennan with “Woodlawn-King” in the subject line to receive project updates by email.
Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries.
Application for a variance goes to the Noise Board on July 13
Current activities in the Woodlawn-King project area
Woodlawn-King sewer project map
Public meetings scheduled to discuss the Woodlawn-King sewer project
Woodlawn-King project newsletters
Overview of sewer construction methods