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Grant Park Sewer Repair

February 24, 2015 UPDATE

The Grant Park Sewer Repair Project will replace or repair about 11,500 feet of public sewer pipes that are between 89 and 104 years old and failing due to age. The project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Construction should be completed by March 2015.

Grant Park Sewer Repair Project Map

Current Construction Activities
Two crews are working on sewer and lateral pipe repairs and restoration in the area. Please be aware that construction schedules are subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. As the contractor uses different equipment or specialized crews at each site, you will notice several work phases.

Sewer repairs underway:

NE 33rd Avenue at both NE Knott and Stanton streets – Sewer construction began on February 24 on NE 33rd Avenue at NE Stanton Street. Flaggers are directing traffic around the work area during construction hours, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There will be no construction on Fridays or weekends. Pedestrians have access across NE 33rd Avenue on the south side of the intersection.

Construction to replace a sewer manhole at NE 33rd and Stanton will take a few days to complete. Then crews will start work on a manhole at NE 33rd and NE Knott Street. Construction at 33rd and Knott should also take a few days.

  • One lane in each direction will remain open on NE 33rd Avenue at all times. Motorists should expect traffic delays.
  • Work will occur at one intersection at a time. Manhole repairs will take from one to three days in each intersection.
  • The contractor will maintain access to residences and businesses at all times, but there may be some delay and inconvenience for those nearest the intersections.
  • Some parking near the intersections on NE 33rd, NE Stanton, and NE Knott will be temporarily removed during the work.
  • NE Stanton Street will close to traffic at NE 33rd Avenue (on both the east and west sides) for a couple of days.
  • Pedestrians will be able to cross NE 33rd Avenue on the south side of either intersection. The north side crossing will be closed.

NE Schuyler, between NE 27th and 32nd – Pipe bursting of the main line is complete. Lateral pipes are being reconnected to the main line and pavement restoration is underway.

All cured-in-place pipe lining is anticipated to be complete by end of Friday, February 20th.

Pavement restoration of spot repair areas continues. Expect crews to be restoring disturbed pavement areas over the next weeks. Please watch for no parking signage and remove vehicles from the street and driveways at 7 a.m. to avoid towing and delays in pavement restoration. All schedule information is subject to change.

    • NE 32nd Court between Brazee and Knott streets – Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 24th
    • NE 29th Avenue between Knott and Stanton streets – Tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23rd and Tuesday, February 24th
    • Various street and driveway patch locations

Asphalt and concrete road restoration will continue to be scheduled and is dependent on weather. Asphalt paving is generally fairly quick, while concrete restoration takes additional time. Concrete must reach a specific hardness before vehicles can be allowed to drive on it. This will result in some coned off driveways or streets being closed except for local access only.

Thank you in advance 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.

For More Information

Contact Kristen Kibler with JLA Public Involvement  at 503-235-5881, extension 106, if you have concerns, such as maintaining driveway access, business operations, or medical deliveries, during construction.

Email Kristen  with "Grant Park" in the subject line to receive project updates by email. During construction, we will be sending regular email updates to keep you posted about the schedulem, construction activities, possible traffic detours and delays, parking restrictions and other impacts.