CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: February 28, 2014
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.
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.
Below is the estimated Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer construction schedule for the rest of this week and the next couple of weeks. Construction will move from one site to another as work on each segment is completed. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials, among others.
Week of March 3
- SE Flavel Street (42nd to 45th) – Continue to connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
Week of March 10
- SE Knapp Street (36th to 37th) – (Rescheduled from previous week) Start open trench construction. Open trench construction will take approximately three weeks per block. Streets will be closed to vehicles during work hours, but local pedestrian access will be maintained.
- SE Flavel Street (42nd to 45th) – Continue to pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE Rex Street (at SE 42nd) – Prepare street for pipe burst.
Week of March 17
- SE Rex Street (at SE 42nd) – Continue to pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU
- A neighbor asked about the paving where the contractor has done work, and that it seems very rough. The contractor will come back at a later date (to be determined) and permanently pave the areas that are temporarily paved right now.
- Another neighbor inquired about what is paved. The contractor will pave the areas where the street has been opened.
- Some neighbors have asked if they can use their water while we are working around their houses. Yes, you can.
- There have been some inquiries about pipe work in other areas of the neighborhood that have not been on the construction schedule. Please be aware that there are other utilities, private contractors, etc. that may be doing work in your area that are not related to this project.
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 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.
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