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From June 28, 2013 through July 18, 2013, sewer construction will completely close SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard between SE Hawthorne Boulevard and SE Lincoln Street. The street will be closed to all traffic 24 hours a day. The map below shows the construction areas.
To prepare for the large construction equipment the contractor will use on this project, Portland Parks & Recreation arborists will trim trees and low branches. The trimming will reduce the possibility of large equipment damaging trees and will help ensure public safety.
Survey crews will locate and mark existing utilities with spray paint, measure street elevations, and gather information about existing geographical features. Crews will work in some streets to locate underground utilities. This work involves cutting a hole in the pavement, removing soil, replacing soil and patching the pavement. There will be some core drilling to collect soil samples for testing. Core drilling creates noise and vibration.
Various utility companies may work in the area to relocate utilities in advance of construction. Typical pre-construction work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Flaggers may guide traffic around the work zones.
Call Marie Wright at 503-823-5352. If you would like to receive occasional project updates by email, email Marie Wright and enter “Rose City Project” in the subject line. Please indicate which segment of the project you are interested in.
The upcoming construction on SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard at SE 40th and 41st is part of the Rose City Sewer Repair Project, a nearly $6 million project with eight separate work sites in northeast, southeast and southwest Portland neighborhoods. The Rose City project is one of a series of projects during the next three to five years to replace or repair aging sewer pipes that have reached the end of service and are in poor condition. Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Projects to replace or repair aging sewers are important for protecting water quality, public health, and the environment.
This work is separate from the Eastside-Westside Cured-In-Place Pipe-Lining Project which began in 2012 and will resume in summer 2013.