Clinton Street Project - Construction Begins Summer 2014
Environmental Services will replace over 3,800 feet of public sewer line and build 24 green street stormwater planters. The pipes being replaced are over a 100 years old, most of them installed in 1909. Approximately 1.8 million gallons of stormwater will be collected by the green street planters each year, helping to protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.
Project Moving Forward
Construction is currently expected to begin in July 2014. Leading up to construction, you may notice utility work by NW Natural, the Portland Water Bureau, and telecommunications companies. Portland Parks & Recreation will also be trimming street trees to allow equipment to move through the area.
Tabor to the River Program
The Clinton Street Project, in the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development (HAND) and Richmond Neighborhood Association, is one of 35 project areas in the Tabor to the River basin.This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to reduce basement backups, manage stormwater more naturally, and restore watershed health. The program extends fromMt.Taborto theWillametteRiverbetweenSE Hawthorne and SE Powell boulevards.
There will be construction from SE 20th Avenue to SE 40th Avenue, excluding Division Street, and from SE Caruthers Street to SE Woodward Street (see maps above). These neighborhoods have a combined sewer system, which mixes sewage from homes and businesses with stormwater runoff from streets in the same pipes. When it rains, the sewer fills to capacity and some of the sewage and stormwater mixture overflows to the Willamette River. Sewage also sometimes backs up into residential basements.
The Tabor to the River Program increases sewer system capacity by:
- Repairing old sewer pipes in danger of failing
- Replacing small pipes with larger diameter pipes
- Building new sewers and manholes
- Planting trees to reduce and slow stormwater flow
- Using green facilities to keep stormwater out of the sewer system
The city locates green stormwater management facilities where they are most effective and have the least impact on parking. The city considers street and planting strip widths, and the location of underground utilities, street trees and driveways when designing these projects. Based on these site constraints, the city will build some green stormwater facilities in streets adjacent to curbs. The Clinton Street Project will remove an estimated 40 on-street parking spaces, spread across the project area. The city has notified property owners where stormwater facilities will remove parking. The maps above show proposed stormwater facility locations.
For More Information
Contact Rhetta Drennnan at 503-823-6006.