Environmental Services is replacing about 7,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Kenton neighborhood that are between 80 and 90 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.
DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE
Crews will be working on streets near De La Salle North High School (7528 N Fenwick Avenue) over the summer months in order to reduce the impact on families and school staff. The majority of the work will be using the Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) construction method with some limited open trench construction. To learn more about the various types of construction methods used on this project, please go to: (www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/constructionmethods)
Below is the anticipated construction schedule for this week only. This schedule will be updated and expanded following video inspections and review of underground conditions. This schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including underground conditions, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. As the contractor completes construction on each street, work crews apply a temporary asphalt patch. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.
As weather and availability of work crews and equipment allow, crews are beginning to do final paving on streets where sewer repairs are complete. Due to these circumstances, paving work may occur that is not part of this notice and some scheduled final paving may be delayed.
Week of June 22:
- N. Russet and N. Fenwick – Install new manhole at intersection. Please be aware of traffic controls in place.
- N. Omaha (between Baldwin and Lombard) – Open trench spot repairs and construct new branch.
- Streets near De La Salle North High School – Crews will be conducting video inspections of sewer branches and preparing to install cleanouts along multiple streets. You may see ”No Parking” signs on your street. Please abide by these signs so that crews can complete their work in a timely manner.
Project Area Map
The map below shows the location of pipes we will repair or replace. There may be temporary traffic controls, construction signage or increased traffic volume and parking on nearby streets.
What to Expect during Construction
- Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
- Typical construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If needed, the contractor may work the same hours on Saturday. The contractor will work at night to complete the cured-in-place pipe lining on larger pipes in several locations (see map). One location will require nighttime work to complete the open trench sewer repair. To minimize daytime traffic disturbance on N Interstate Avenue, sewer construction in the intersection of N Russet Street and N Interstate Avenue will require night work for no more than five days. We will notify residents in advance of night work.
- Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
- On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe no parking signs.
- Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
- The contractor will maintain local access on streets, but you should expect delays. In some cases, construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway.
- Sewer construction generally occurs in the street. However, in a few areas the contractor will have to cut into sidewalks and driveway edges then restore the areas. Construction may also affect the planting strip, the area between the curb and sidewalk. We will notify property owners where this may occur.
- During construction, the city’s contractor will use by-pass pumps to maintain sewer service. If a short, temporary sewer service shut-off is necessary to relocate a line, the contractor will notify property owners in advance.
- Construction near an individual property could last a few weeks. This may seem longer where the work extends on the same street for a block or more. Sewer construction has many phases, and there may be periods of inactivity between construction phases at each site.
- A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with concerns. Inspectors wear a hard hat and a safety vest with “City of Portland” on the back.
For More Information
To report concerns during night work, please call the on-site hotline at 503-823-8458. You may also call Portland Noise Control Office at 503-823-7350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have other questions about the project, contact Andrew Yaden at 503-329-2693 or email@example.com. To receive regular email updates about this project, please send an email to Andrew with “Kenton” in the subject line.