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IRCO Engage '16 application form

Application form for IRCO (Immigrant Refugee Community Organization) ENGAGE '16 leadership program, which aims to develop immigrant and refugee community members and organizations to become effective advocates engaging in city government. Deadline Oct 30.

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SE 45th/46th and Sherman Sewer Repair Project Update: September 4, 2015

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.

SE 45th/46th and Sherman Sewer Repair Project Update: September 4, 2015

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.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SE45th-46th.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Crews expect to begin sewer construction on SE 46th Avenue between Division and Sherman streets as soon as next Tuesday, September 8.

  • Once all sewer pipe has been installed on SE 45th Avenue between Division and Sherman streets, crews will patch trenches with temporary asphalt and move materials and equipment one block over to SE 46th Avenue.
  • Crews anticipate they will be able to complete work on 46th Avenue in about four weeks.
  • Final trench paving will be scheduled when work on 45th and 46th avenues is complete and passed all quality control tests.

Tree trimming on Ivon Street between SE 41st and SE 42nd avenues will be scheduled within the next few weeks.

  • In preparation for the large equipment needed to complete this project, Portland Parks Urban Forestry arborists will be trimming street trees and low private trees using proper arboricultural techniques.
  • This trimming is done to raise the canopies of low-branching trees to reduce the possibility of tree damage by the large equipment working in the street and to help ensure public safety.
  • Sewer construction on Ivon Street is expected to begin late September or early October.
  • 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.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays. Construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe the “no parking” signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases ranging from a few days to a few weeks.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors wear a hard hat and City of Portland safety vest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SE45th-46th or contact Matt Gough.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project.

Sincerely,

Matt

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

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Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Projects to replace or repair aging sewers are important for protecting water quality, public health and the environment. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

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Traffic Alert: NW Front Ave CLOSED at NW Kittridge for emergency rail repairs

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has closed NW Front Avenue at NW Kittridge Avenue for emergency rail line repairs after a train car derailment this morning on a private spur that crosses NW Front Avenue. Detours will be in place until repairs can be completed by the spur owner, but it is not yet known how long the closure will last.

TRAFFIC ALERT: NW FRONT AVE CLOSED AT NW KITTRIDGE FOR EMERGENCY RAIL REPAIRS

News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: September 4th, 2015 9:28 AM

(Sept. 4, 2015) The Portland Bureau of Transportation has closed NW Front Avenue at NW Kittridge Avenue for emergency rail line repairs after a train car derailment this morning on a private spur that crosses NW Front Avenue. Detours will be in place until repairs can be completed by the spur owner, but it is not yet known how long the closure will last.

There was damage to the asphalt between the rail lines, so responsibility for repairs belongs to the spur owner.

PBOT's Maintenance Operations staff have set up hard closures of NW Front on both sides of the spur and will be putting out Variable Message Signs to notify the traveling public of the closures.

It has not been determined yet how long the road will need to be closed.

The public is advised to avoid the area if possible. PBOT has set up detours for motorists who may need to travel through the area:

South of NW Kittridge Ave on NW Front Ave:

Take NW Kittridge Ave to HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave),

Turn Left onto HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave)

Travel approximately 2 miles to NW 26th Drive

Turn Left on to NW 26th Drive

Take NW 26th Drive to NW Front Ave

Turn left or Right depending on your destination.

North of NW 26th Drive from NW Front Ave are

Take NW 26th Drive to HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave)

Turn Right onto HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave)

Take HWY 30 (NW Yeon Ave) to NW Kittridge Ave

Turn Right onto NW Kittridge Ave

Take Kittridge Ave to NW Front Ave

Turn Left onto Front Ave to your destination

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Contact Info:
Dylan Rivera 503-577-7534