Environmental Services is designing a project to replace 746 feet of aging sewer pipe along SE 20th Avenue from SE Lafayette to Haig streets, and along SE Haig Street between SE 18th and 20th avenues. The city installed the current sewer line in 1911 and it is in poor condition.
The city will use open-trench construction to replace pipe along SE 20th Avenue and along Haig to the cul-de-sac. Work crews will likely use bore and jack construction to install new pipe from the Haig cul-de-sac to SE 18th Avenue. This will require excavating a pit on at the cul-de-sac and in SE 18th Avenue. Crews will launch pipe and jack it into place from the SE 18th Avenue pit to the receiving pit in Haig. This method will allow work crews to install new pipe under the railroad tracks without impacting rail service.
Construction is currently estimated to begin in summer 2014.
For More Information
Contact Rhetta Drennan at 503-823-6006. More construction details will be available as the city completes project design.
To receive project updates by email, email Rhetta with “Haig” in the subject line.
The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.