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Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: June 24, 2016

Work continues on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,508 feet of aging sewer pipe. The work includes constructing 22 green street planters and planting trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce basement backups.

Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: June 24, 2016

Work continues on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,508 feet of aging sewer pipe. The work includes constructing 22 green street planters and planting trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce basement backups.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

The northbound SE 17th Avenue ramp that merges onto westbound Powell Boulevard is now open.

  • Crews have completed upsizing public sewer pipe on the north side of SE Powell Boulevard between 13th Place and 14th Avenue.
  • This work required closing the northbound SE 17th Avenue ramp that merges onto westbound SE Powell Boulevard. We understand that completing this phase has been a significant inconvenience for nearby residents, businesses, and commuters and want to thank you for your patience during construction.

Monday, July 5, and Tuesday, July 6, crews will work overnight to complete manhole construction at SE Milwaukie and SE Brooklyn Street

  • Crews will focus on installing a relatively large manhole between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Next Wednesday crews are scheduled to begin upsizing sewer pipe on SE 11th Avenue from Powell Boulevard to Franklin Street using open trench construction

  • Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/OpenTrench to view photos and review steps.

Green street planter construction throughout the project area is expected to continue through July

  • Green street construction involves several steps.
  • Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/68647 to see a photo and review each step. Go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/542384 to review the locations of green street planters in the project area.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE UPDATES

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next two weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. No work is scheduled for Monday, July 4.

Week of June 27

  • SE 11th Avenue (just south of Powell Boulevard) – jack and bore sewer construction under Powell Boulevard
  • SE 11th Avenue (Powell to Franklin)– manhole, mainline, and sewer lateral construction
  • Green street planter construction – all locations

Week of July 5

  • SE Milwaukie Boulevard (at Brooklyn Street) – overnight manhole construction
  • SE 11th Avenue (Powell to Franklin)– manhole, mainline, and sewer lateral construction
  • Green street planter construction – all locations

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • With the exception of night work, construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may also schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • The contractor will maintain local access, but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business.
  • You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.
  • On‐street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases due to a variety of factors including weather, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.
  • Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during construction.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/LowerPowell or contact Matt Gough at 503-823-5352 or matthew.gough@portlandoregon.gov.

Please let us know if you have comments or concerns about business operations, medical issues or deliveries and we will be glad to work with you.

Sincerely,

Matt

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

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

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA).
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Mt. Scott-Arleta and Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Update: Soil sampling begins July 5

Environmental Services is designing a project to repair or replace approximately 5,600 feet, or about one mile, of public sewer pipes in the Mt. Scott-Arleta and Woodstock neighborhoods. Most of the sewer pipes are more than 85 years old and in deteriorating condition. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Mt. Scott-Arleta and Woodstock Sewer Repair Project: Soil sampling begins July 5

Environmental Services is designing a project to repair or replace approximately 5,600 feet, or about one mile, of public sewer pipes in the Mt. Scott-Arleta and Woodstock neighborhoods. Most of the sewer pipes are more than 85 years old and in deteriorating condition. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

A project map is available on the webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/mtscott.

SCHEDULE

Construction is expected to begin in summer of 2017 and will take about a year to complete.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • For approximately two weeks beginning on Tuesday, July 5, crews will be drilling holes in street pavement and taking soil, rock and pavement samples at several locations to help engineers understand conditions that construction crews may encounter. For a list of locations and project map, see the June 27th flyer at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/581888.
  • Before drilling starts, crews will be in the neighborhood to place NO PARKING signs where on-street parking will be temporarily removed to accommodate large equipment and create a safe work zone.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING SOIL SAMPLING

  • Beginning July 5, soil sampling will occur Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for approximately two weeks.
  • Crews will work at two locations a day. Work at each location will last approximately a half day.
  • The holes will be a few inches in diameter and will be filled immediately after the drilling is completed.
  • Crews will also dig two test pits, each measuring four feet by four feet, with a backhoe. The pits will be repaved with asphalt once the work is completed.
  • This work will require temporary lane restrictions and on-street parking closures on both sides of the street.
  • Flaggers will maintain traffic flow in one direction at a time, and sidewalks will remain open.
  • There will be brief periods of noise, dust and vibration during drilling and excavation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, please contact Cheryl Kuck at Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7898. To receive email updates, please sign up now on the project webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/mtscott or email Cheryl with “Mt. Scott” in the subject line. Please let us know if you have concerns regarding business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries.

Thank you for your cooperation during this important sewer repair project.

Cheryl Kuck

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

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

Phone: 503-823-7898

Email: Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

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.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711