Environmental Services is in design for four sewer repair projects that will replace and repair approximately 37,000 feet (a little over 7 miles) of aging public sewer pipe at over 60 locations in northeast and southeast Portland (see map below). The public sewer pipes in this project range in age from 60 and 104 years old, with the majority being over 90 years old. Projects like this, that repair and replace aging sewer pipes, are important for protecting water quality, public health and the environment.
The design process will continue through summer 2015, and construction is anticipated to begin in December 2015. We will be providing information about these projects through the mail, this website and at business and neighborhood association meetings.
As part of the design process, you may see city crews on the streets in your area conducting utility location and geotechnical surveys, and other similar work.
Purposed Night Work
Environmental Services will begin construction of a project to replace and repair approximately 37,000 feet of aging public sewer pipe at 61 locations in northeast and southeast Portland. The public sewer pipes in this project range in age from 60 to 104 years old, with the majority being over 90 years old. Projects that repair and replace aging sewer pipes are important for protecting water quality, public health and the environment.
Environmental Services is applying for a noise variance to allow open trench work at night at the locations indicated on the map below. Night work is needed because of the high daytime traffic volumes along these streets. Normal construction hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Work after 6:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. and all hours on Sundays requires a noise variance. The project is estimated to start this winter.
Your comments regarding the proposed night work are valuable and can be submitted by letter, or email to:
PORTLAND NOISE OFFICE
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 5000
Portland, OR 97204
Reference the Tabor-Powell Sewer Project
Thursday, July 30
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Kerns Park Church, Dinning Rm.
6828 SE Holgate Blvd.
Staff will be available to answer questions. There will be a short presentation at 7:30 p.m. on the project and proposed night work.
The city’s contractor will use open trench excavation, which will involve the following steps. There may be periods of inactivity between the steps. For more information on construction methods go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
• Cutting of pavement for pipe installation
• Removing the pavement and other materials
• Installing the new sewer pipe
• Excavating and connecting drains
• Excavating and connecting sewer connections to homes and businesses as needed
• Backfill and compact trenches with sand or gravel
• Installing temporary pavement
• Completing final paving and restoration
The equipment the contractor will use at this location will consist of a pavement saw, track hoe, front-end loader, dump trucks, by pass pumps, pavement roller, generators and lights.
For More Information
During design and construction phases, we will be sending out email updates on the project. You can sign up for the project’s email update list by emailing your name to Rhetta.Drennan@portlandoregon.gov with “Tabor-Powell” in the subject line.