Environmental Services is designing a project to replace about 30,000 feet of deteriorating sewer pipe in parts of the Rose City Park and Madison South neighborhoods (see map). The city installed many of these sewers before 1920 and some have reached the end of their intended service life. Construction will begin in early 2014 and last less than a year over the entire project area. This is part of a larger effort to upgrade aging pipes throughout the city.
What to Expect During Project Design (2013)
- Work crews are inspecting sewer pipes, usually at manholes in city streets.
- Environmental Services staff is contacting neighbors who may be directly affected by sewer construction near their home or business.
- Engineers will use information gathered to design the project with the goal of minimizing construction impacts and ensuring that new or repaired sewers will have another 50 years of service.
- The city will hire a construction contractor in late 2013.
What to Expect During Construction (2014)
The city’s contractor will use a variety of techniques to repair the sewer pipes. This will include open trench-construction and pipe lining. Environmental Services will update residents and businesses as construction details become available. Construction is likely to start in spring 2014 and last about six months.
For More Information
Contact Kelly Skelton with JLA Public Involvement at 503-235-5881, extension 118 if you have concerns, such as maintaining driveway access, business operations, or medical deliveries, during construction. Email Kelly with "Rose City Park" in the subject line to receive project updates by email.