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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

Piedmont Sewer Repair Project

May 2014

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.

Piedmont Sewer Project Vicinity Map

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.