Environmental Services is designing a project to replace or repair about 8,300 feet of public sewer pipes in the Piedmont neighborhood that are between 43 and 94 years old and failing due to age. The work will include repairing or replacing manholes, storm drains, and service laterals on about 50 blocks throughout the neighborhood. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2016.
The general project boundaries are illustrated in the map below. The current design includes pipe work on N Vancouver Avenue between N Saratoga and N Farragut streets.
It is too early in the process to identify on which streets pipe work will occur and what types of construction methods will be used. We will post more details as we have them.
Over the coming year, prior to construction, you may see city crews in the neighborhood inspecting the condition of sewer lines, gathering information about soil and pavement conditions, locating underground utilities, and identifying issues that may affect construction. We will use this information to design the project and determine construction methods.
For More Information
Contact Amy Higgs at 503-975-7073. During construction, we will be sending regular email updates to keep you posted about the schedule, construction activities, possible traffic detours and delays, parking restrictions and other impacts. We encourage you to sign up now to be added to the project's email update list.
Send an email to Amy Higgs with “Piedmont” in the subject line to receive project updates by email.