Environmental Services has completed a project to replace cracked and deteriorating sewer pipes underneath SW Capitol Highway and SW Terwilliger Boulevard.
Restoring Native Plants
Environmental Services will remove invasive vegetation and restore native plants in the work areas. In the area off of SW Vincent Place, Environmental Services will restore native plants once the invasives are controlled. In the traffic island, crews will re-seed the disturbed area. When the Water Bureau has completed their work (see below for more information), trees and other landscaping will be planted there. Re-vegetation will include planting 645 native trees and 1,217 shrubs and plants. Environmental Services will maintain the new plantings during the initial establishment period.
Water Bureau and Transportation Work
Environmental Services coordinated this project with the Portland Water Bureau and the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Following sewer construction, the Water Bureau will install a 24-inch water pipe to connect with the Burlingame water supply pipe and build service vaults in the pedestrian island between SW Terwilliger and SW Capitol. Water Bureau work is tentatively scheduled for 2014. For more information about this work contact the Portland Water Bureau at 503-823-7404.
In the project's final phase, the Portland Bureau of Transportation will reconstruct the sidewalk, curbs and the path through the pedestrian island. Transportation work will follow the sewer and water construction. For more information contact the Portland Bureau of Transportation at 503-823-5185.
For More Information
Contact Becky Tillson at 503-823-2827.