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Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Repair Project

Environmental Services continues to repair or replace about 25,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood that are between 80 and 100 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

project map

[This map is updated every couple of weeks. There may be some outdated information. Rev. 01/28/16]

Developments of Note

  •  Due to deep sewer lines and larger equipment to excavate on SE 11th and SE 13th off Harney Street, the roads will be closed during work hours of construction. Traffic will be detoured to nearby streets.
  • Starting in March, the Portland Water Bureau will be installing new water line as a separate project on SE 11th and Harney. Crews are coordinating schedules. 

  • On SE Harney between 9th and 15th, our crews will rebuild and pave the street as soon as the forecast calls for a sufficiently dry stretch of weather. This work will also require a road closure. 

Construction Schedule

The construction schedule is subject to change due to weather, underground conditions, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

    •  Work has begun on SE 13th between Harney and Sherrett, and then crews will move to SE 11th between Harney and Sherrett as early as late next week to start open-trench construction.
    • Also next week, Pipe bursting at SE 21st north and south of SE Tolman Street and manhole repair on SE Milwaukie and Duke in front of Bank of America. Individual sewer connections will be installed on SE 8th Avenue (north of Nehalem).

    • Over the next several weeks, crews will install manholes and storm drains in various locations around the neighborhood.

What To Expect During Construction

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and potentially some Saturdays.

  • A city inspector is 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.

  • For more information on what to expect during construction click here.

For More Information

To report concerns during night work, please call the on-site hotline at 503-823-1257. You may also call the Portland Noise Control Office at 503-823-7350. If you have other questions about the project, contact Amy Higgs at 503-975-7073. To receive regular email updates about this project, please send an email to Amy with “Sellwood-Moreland” in the subject line.