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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

Streetscape Construction Details



Division Streetscape Project Update: September 12, 2014

Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

Attention Hosford Middle School Parents and Students

Work crews will be paving for at least another week. This process involves large equipment and hot asphalt. Please be aware of pedestrian detours and obey flaggers when crossing SE Division between SE 26th and SE 34th avenues. This process will last the entire week and possibly into the next week.

Grinding and Paving on Division Continues

  • 26th Avenue-Cesar Chavez Boulevard – Underway
  • Grinding and paving during regular work hours, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturday.

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Revised Detour

During grinding and paving on SE Division Street, westbound traffic is using Division. Eastbound traffic is detoured to SE Powell Boulevard at SE 26th Avenue and there will be intermittent closures on the east/west streets that cross SE Division. The city modified the original detour plan to redirect motor vehicle traffic to SE Powell Boulevard in order to avoid conflicts with pedestrians and cyclists using the Clinton Neighborhood Greenway. The Portland Police Bureau has agreed to provide additional traffic enforcement on SE Clinton during the detour period.

Construction Schedule

Below is the estimated Division Streetscape construction schedule for the next three weeks. Construction will move from one site to another as crews complete work on each segment. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

This week:

  • 34th to Cesar Chavez Boulevard – grinding and paving
  • Removing or reinstalling signage

Week of September 15:

  • SE 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – finish excavating green street stormwater facility, install liner, place rock/check dams, and install topsoil
  • 34th to Cesar Chavez Boulevard – paving continues
  • Removing or reinstalling signage
  • Planting green street stormwater facilitiesExcavate for tree wells
  • Install bike racks

Week of September 22:

  • Miscellaneous concrete repairs throughout the project area
  • 34th to Caesar Chavez Boulevard – paving
  • Removing or reinstalling signage
  • Planting green street stormwater facilities
  • Cesar Chavez – install signal loops19th Avenue – work along curb and gutter

Week of October 6:

Lane striping – night work



Go to to see background information and block-by-block maps of the design. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to with “Division” 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 near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Note: For information on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project please visit the web page at

Joe Annett
Community Outreach
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-3713
Phone: 503-823-2934

Tabor to the River Program

This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to stop basement flooding, manage stormwater more naturally, and to restore watershed health. The program area extends from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River between SE Hawthorne and SE Powell boulevards.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711.

Construction Details

The contractor  is installing 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:

  • Surveying
  • 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
  • Striping
  • Planting trees and vegetation during planting season

There may be periods of inactivity between these steps. 

Work Hours

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 of Portland” 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.