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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

JULY 2014 

Environmental Services is designing 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 that are 103 years old and failing due to age. Several pipe segments have holes and roots in them. 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 12 storm drains, four manholes, and 25 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 at properties that have nonconforming sewer connections to resolve issues and provide those properties direct connections to the public sewer system.

SE 45th/46th and Sherman map


Design for this sewer repair project is underway and is expected to continue through the rest of 2014.  Survey crews have been in the area collecting information and identifying issues that might affect construction, such as the locations of overhead or underground utilities and soil conditions.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2015 and last for about five months. When the city hires a contractor, we will provide a more exact schedule.

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 Cheryl Kuck with “SE45th-46th” in the subject line to be added to the list.

For more information

Throughout the project, please contact Cheryl Kuck with concerns or questions by phone at 503-823-7898 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.