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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

SE 62nd and Morrison Sewer Repair Project

SE 62nd and Morrison Sewer Repair Project - Pipe Bursting

April 2, 2014

Environmental Services is making progress on a project to replace and repair about 2,200 feet of aging public sewer pipe that the city installed in 1913. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Our contractor is using a variety of construction methods to repair and replace the public sewer mains. The trenchless methods being used are jack and bore, pipe bursting and cured in place pipe lining.

Please be aware that our contractor is maintaining a construction staging area at SE 60th and Belmont.

Construction Schedule

Below is the estimated construction schedule. Construction will move from one site to another as work on each segment is completed. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

  • Jack and bore from SE 61st Avenue to SE 62nd Avenue is about two weeks from completion.
  • Manholes will be installed at both the insertion and retrieval shafts on SE 61st and 62nd avenues.
  • Pipe bursting will continue on SE Morrison and Morrison Court through mid-April.
  • SE 61st and 62nd avenues will follow with main line and lateral replacement in late April.
  • SE Alder cured in place repair should take place in early May.
  • Restoration will begin-mid June through July.

What to Expect During Construction

  • There will be noise, vibration, dust, traffic congestion, temporary parking loss, lane reductions, street closures in the construction zone, and disruption to normal neighborhood activity.
  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Some streets will close to through traffic during work hours, but the contractor will maintain local access. You may experience delays getting to your home or business.
  • Parking will be prohibited in work zones during work hours.
  • Construction should not interrupt other utilities.
  • You may notice an odor during the cured in place pipe lining process but it will dissipate quickly.
  • A city construction inspector will be on-site during work hours. The on-site inspector may be able to  help you with any immediate needs. Equipment and material will be secured on the street after work hours.
  • Please contact me if you have concerns such as maintaining driveway access, business operations, medical deliveries, etc.

For more information

Contact Joe Annett at 503-823-2934 or

To receive emailed project updates, email with “SE 62nd” in the subject line

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