CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: January 29, 2015
Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.
Developments of Note
There are portions of the project that require coordination with the Portland Water Bureau and are unable to take place until March. There may be no major pipe work for a couple of weeks in late February, but you will see activity such as videotaping the sewer lines, paving streets and other duties.
Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next couple of weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including underground conditions, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. As the contractor completes construction on each street, work crews apply a temporary asphalt patch. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.
Week of February 2
- SE Reedway Street (between SE 38th and 40th) – Continue to burst pipe, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE 40th Avenue (at SE Reedway) – Connect to manhole in Reedway.
- SE Reed College Place (south of SE Tolman) – Continue Horizontal Directional Drill (trenchless pipe work), connect or install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
Week of February 9
- SE 41st Avenue (south of SE Reedway) – Open cut to install pipe, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE 40th Avenue (north of SE Knight) – Open cut to install pipe, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE Reed College Place (south of SE Tolman) - Continue Horizontal Directional Drill (trenchless pipe work), connect or install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
For more information on methods of construction go to: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods
Construction should be completed by summer 2015. The project area is bordered by SE Woodstock Boulevard on the north, SE 28th Avenue on the west, SE 45th Avenue on the east and SE Crystal Springs Boulevard on the south.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
- Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
- Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
- Traffic control signs will be set up. The contractor will maintain local access, but you should expect delays.
- On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
- Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
- There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
- A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.
Please stay clear of all construction activities. Please keep your children from harm and instruct them to stay clear of all construction activities. We also appreciate your keeping pets and vehicles out of the construction areas.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Learn more about this project at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eastmorelandwoodstock. To receive project updates by email, send an email to Debbie Caselton at Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “Eastmoreland” in the subject line.
Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.