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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

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What to Expect During Construction

Environmental Services has conducted a thorough study of the Taggart Outfall sewer condition, needed repairs and best access points along the sewer line for future construction with the fewest possible impacts to the surrounding community. Now, the project team is finalizing plans for how to best perform necessary repairs along the Taggart Outfall sewer line.

The project team is currently planning for six ground access locations in the project area, indicated with the bold highlights on the project map. These locations will have some impacts to residents and businesses. The access locations will have adjacent staging areas for materials and construction vehicles. Entering the manholes will require temporary lane closures. 

Traffic Impacts

Possible traffic impacts include:

  • Traffic restrictions along SE 10th Avenue from SE Gideon to SE Woodward Street
  • Pedestrian and cycling detours near the "Clinton Triangle" - along SE Gideon Street from SE 13th to SE 16th avenues
  • Local access road closures in the areas around SE 19th Avenue and SE Tibbetts Street
  • Traffic restrictions in the areas around SE 16th Avenue and SE Pershing Street and SE 16th Avenue and SE Center Street

In addition, a few spot repairs along the Outfall will require short periods of disruption, including traffic restrictions, construction truck traffic or lane closures.

Construction may also result in brief periods of noise, dust, and mild vibration, similar to that produced by a diesel generator

Once work begins, it will most likely occur Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. unless nighttime work is necessary and approved by the Portland Noise Office.

Prior to any construction, project staff will work closely with adjacent businesses, residents and neighborhoods to discuss impacts and identify strategies to minimize disruptions to those who live, work or travel in the area.