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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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SE 45th/46th and Sherman Sewer Repair Project

Environmental Services has started work on a project to replace and upsize about 700 feet of public sewer pipes on SE 45th and SE 46th avenues between SE Sherman and SE Division streets. The sewers are 103 years old and deteriorating due to age. Several pipes have holes and roots in them. The work also includes adding 320 feet of pipe on SE Ivon Street between SE 41st and SE 42nd avenues.

This project will improve the public sewer system and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes and streets..

The work will include repairing or replacing 11 storm drains, 3 manholes, and 35 service laterals that connect houses from the curb to the public sewer in the street. In addition, this project will work with individual property owners on SE 45th and SE 46th avenues with nonconforming sewer connections to resolve issues and provide those properties direct connections to the public sewer system.

SE 45th/46th and Sherman map

Developments of Note

  • You will see crews bringing equipment and materials to the area, marking utilities and setting up erosion control. Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/precon to learn more about pre-construction activities.
  • On August 18, crews are scheduled to saw cut areas that will be excavated for sewer construction. Soon after they will begin manhole repairs at SE 45th Avenue and Sherman Street.
  • The week of August 24th crews are scheduled to install mainline sewer pipe on 45th Avenue. 
  • Please be aware that the schedule may change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Sign up for email updates

Environmental Services is committed to keeping residents informed. We encourage you to sign up now for the project’s email update list. Please email Matt Gough with “SE45th-46th” in the subject line to be added to the list.

For more information

Throughout the project, please contact Matt Gough with concerns or questions by phone at 503-823-5352 or by email.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. We will work with you to address your concerns.