CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: February 23, 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
- After investigating the sewer mainline by camera on SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard (between Ramona and Knight) and SE Reedway (west of 43rd), the contractor will be returning to make additional repairs in the next couple of weeks.
- Many streets that have been recently worked on will be permanently paved starting next week if the weather permits.
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 23
- SE Reed College Place (south of SE Tolman) – Continue to connect or install new manholes and branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
Week of March 2
- SE Claybourne Street (between SE 34th and 36th) – Start to slipline the pipe (a method of pulling the new pipe through the existing pipe), connect or install new manholes and branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE 36th Avenue (between Claybourne and Henry Street) – Prepare for sliplining pipe.
- SE Henry Street (between SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd and SE 40th) – Slipline pipe, connect or install new manholes and branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
Week of March 9
- SE Claybourne Street (between SE 34th and 36th) – Finish connecting or installing new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE 36th Avenue (between Claybourne and Henry Street) – Slipline pipe, connect or install new manholes and 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 Steele 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.