Environmental Services will soon begin construction of a project to replace a deteriorating manhole that accesses a 105-year-old, brick-stone sewer located between N Greeley Avenue and Overlook Park. Replacing the manhole will help prevent sanitary sewer overflows and protect public health and the environment.
Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin August 2016 and last up to three (3) months. The schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.
What to Expect During Construction
The manhole is located at the toe of the steep west slope of Overlook Park and provides access to the public sewer. Construction will not interfere with access to or activities in Overlook Park because the manhole is not part of park land generally accessed by park visitors.
Crews will access the manhole from a dirt road off of N Greeley Avenue. While the project will not close or restrict any travel lanes on Greeley, the traveling public should be alert to slow-moving construction vehicles entering and exiting the construction zone off of Greeley. The equipment staging area will be located completely off of Greeley.
Regular construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
For More Information
If you have questions or concerns about this project, please contact Matt Gough by phone at 503-823-5352 or by email. In your email and voicemail messages, please provide your property address and the project name (N Overlook Park).
During construction, we will be sending out periodic email updates to keep you posted on the schedule. We encourage you to sign up now to receive updates by emailing Matt Gough with “Overlook Park” in the subject line.