Construction on the Division Streetscape Project began on May 6, 2013. The city’s contractor, Emery and Sons Inc., started work at SE 26th and Division and is moving toward SE 23rd Avenue. The contractor is installing manholes first, and then will follow with sewer construction.
The week of May 20, the contractor plans to bring on a second work crew to begin sewer construction a tSE 32nd Avenue and SE Clinton. The second crew will install manholes, sewer pipe and branch lines to the curb of each building. Work will begin at SE 32nd and Clinton moving north and continue on SE Division. The work crew will then move to 33rd and Clinton to perform the same work in the same sequence. Please be aware of lane restrictions, flaggers and bicycles in the street. This phase of work will take about six weeks to complete.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Bureau of Environmental Services are working together on the Division Streetscape Project to improve the sewer system, add new green stormwater management infrastructure, improve the streetscape and reconstruct streets on SE Division from SE 11th Avenue to SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard (see maps). Construction is scheduled to continue until September 2014.
The contractor will install pipe, stormwater management facilities, curbs, sidewalks and paving in phases over the next year and a half. The contractor will use open trench excavation and pipe-bursting to install pipe. The project includes these tasks:
- Exploratory drilling
- Utility location
- Trimming and cutting down trees
- Saw cutting street surfaces
- Excavating trenches
- Setting shoring
- Installing new sewer pipe
- Backfill and temporary paving
- Concrete forming and pouring
- Permanent paving
- Planting trees and vegetation during planting season
There may be periods of inactivity between these steps.
Typical work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor can choose to work on Saturdays if necessary.
The Portland Noise Office has granted permission for 60 days of night and Sunday work on this project. Night work will be limited and notification, including contact numbers for noise issues, will go out to neighbors before night work begins. Work crews will use conventional excavation equipment including backhoes, front-end loaders, and dump trucks. Generators will power construction lights.
What to Expect During Construction
- There will be lane restrictions, road closures and 24 hour work scheduled at specific locations.
- Flaggers and detours will be in place to guide vehicles through and around traffic control. You may experience delays.
- On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
- You will have access to your property during work hours, but you may be delayed entering or leaving your street or driveway.
- Equipment and materials may be stored within the work area and on nearby streets overnight.
- You will have sewer service at all times, even when work is near your building.
- A city construction inspector will be on-site during work hours, and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a “City ofPortland” safety vest and hard hat.
Let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries.
Please be courteous, obey flagger instructions, and follow all directional signs to ensure the safety of all involved.
How to Get Project Updates
- Sign up for email updates by emailing Joe Annett with "Division" in the subject line.
- Call the project update line at 503‐823‐1997.
- Find printed updates in realtor boxes within active construction areas.