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Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: April 24, 2014

Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: April 24, 2014

Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.

Construction should be completed by summer 2015. The project area is bordered by SE Woodstock Boulevard on the north, SE 28th Avenue on the west, SE 45th Avenue on the east and SE Crystal Springs Boulevard on the south.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eastmorelandwoodstock.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Crews are continuing to do final paving on SE Rex Street next week.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next couple of weeks. As the contractor completes construction on each street, a temporary asphalt patch is applied. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.

Week of April 28

  • SE Knapp Street (Cesar E Chavez Blvd to 41st) – Continue open trench construction (except Friday).
  • SE Nehalem Street (East of SE 44th to 45th) – Continue pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Nehalem Street (East of Cesar E Chavez Blvd to west of 42nd) – Prepare to pipe burst.

Week of May 5

  • SE Knapp Street (Cesar E Chavez Blvd to 42nd) – Continue open trench construction (except Friday).
  • SE Nehalem Street (East of Cesar E Chavez Blvd to west of 42nd) – Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • 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.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic control signs will be set up. The contractor will maintain local access, but you should expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a safety vest and hard hat.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities. Please keep your children from harm and instruct them to stay clear of all construction activities. We also appreciate your keeping pets and vehicles out of the construction areas.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Learn more about this project at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eastmorelandwoodstock. To receive project updates by email, send an email to Debbie Caselton at Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “Eastmoreland” in the subject line.

Thank you 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. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@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.

Morrison Bridge to close Sunday for traffic control change

All traffic lanes on the Morrison Bridge will reopen after a bridge closure this Sunday, April 27 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. On Sunday crews will inspect the lift span deck and reopen the two traffic lanes that were closed last month. The lanes were closed to help the County investigate problems with the lift span deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

This news release is available online.

Morrison Bridge to close Sunday for traffic control change

Thursday, 4/24/14 - 2:07 pm

Contacts: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

All traffic lanes on the Morrison Bridge will reopen after a bridge closure this Sunday, April 27 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. On Sunday crews will inspect the lift span deck and reopen the two traffic lanes that were closed last month. The lanes were closed to help the County investigate problems with the lift span deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

On Sunday the bridge will be closed to motor vehicles but sidewalks will remain open for bicyclists and pedestrians. The on and off-ramps from the bridge to I-5 and I-84 will also be closed. While the I-5 southbound City Center/Morrison Bridge off-ramp (exit 300) will be closed, the I-5 southbound ramp to Highway 99E/U.S. 26 will remain open. Motorists can access I-5 north at N.E. Broadway and N. Williams Avenue and enter I-84 eastbound at N.E. Grand Avenue and N.E. Everett Street. Onramps to the bridge will be closed at S.E. Grand Avenue and S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Alternate downtown river crossings include the Hawthorne and Burnside bridges. During the bridge closure, TriMet’s 15-Belmont line will use the Burnside Bridge in both directions. River traffic will not be impacted by the closure.

As part of the County’s ongoing investigation of the bridge deck, the bridge will be closed on several Sundays this year so that crews can inspect the lift span deck. Those closure dates have not been scheduled.

Multnomah County maintains the Morrison Bridge, five other Willamette River bridges, and 300 miles of roads. For more information, visit www.multco.us/bridges.

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Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter | facebook

Street improvements close one block of SE Holgate Boulevard at 55th Avenue through Friday, May 2nd

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements require the closure of SE Holgate Boulevard between SE 55th Avenue and SE 56th Avenue through Friday, May 2, 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. each day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

PortlandBureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Street improvements close one block of SE Holgate Boulevard

at 55th Avenue through Friday, May 2nd

(April 23, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureauof Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements require the closure of SE Holgate Boulevardbetween SE 55th Avenue andSE 56th Avenue through Friday, May 2, 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. each day.

TriMet buses will be allowed onSE Holgate Boulevard, all other motorized vehicles will be detoured. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

The public is advised to expect significant delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to repair the failed road base and stabilize the foundation of the road to prevent potholes and other surface distresses. The current pavement is only four inches deep and built on soil and has failed on part of the block. Crews are repairing the street with a crushed rock base layer and then paving to the city standard of eight inches deep.

Eastbound traffic is being detoured north to SE 52nd Avenue toSE Foster Road toSE Holgate Blvd.

West bound traffic is being detoured north onto SE 57th Avenue to SE Mall Street, west to 52nd Avenue then south back to SE Holgate Blvd.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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2014-15 Multnomah Youth Commission: Application Now Available

2014-15 Multnomah Youth Commission: Application Now Available, Due April 28, 2014. Multnomah County's Office of Diversity and Equity and the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement are happy to announce recruitment for the 2014-15 Multnomah Youth Commission.

2014-15 Multnomah Youth Commission: Application Now Available

Applications Due April 28, 2014

Multnomah County's Office of Diversity and Equity and the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement are happy to announce recruitment for the 2014-15 Multnomah Youth Commission.  Please encourage any young person you know who will be between the ages of 13-21 (on August 1, 2014) to apply by April 28, 2014.

Youth Commissioners serve a one-year term and commit up to 15 hours per month to help advise the County & City on issues that impact the lives of their peers.  Youth Commissioners are also in charge of implementing "Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth," the nation's first Bill of Rights written by and for young people.  The Youth Commission gets things done!  One young person said it this way,

“I can honestly say I have never seen a group so action-driven. I've seen talk-driven, but never action-driven...The group makes me want to do more. Really! It makes me want to get out into the world, get my hands dirty, and make a difference!" -Ameneh Yasrebi, Former MYC member

Youth interested in policy, activism, community organizing, or making the community better can apply to be Youth Commissioners.  Attached is our application and here is the link to our online application:   

www.ourcommission.org/apply

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Andrea Márquez

Youth Development Coordinator

Community and Neighborhood Involvement Center

Office of Neighborhood Involvement

1221 SW 4th Ave., Room 110

Portland, OR 97204

503-823-5860 (office)

503-504-8575 (cell)

andrea.marquez@portlandoregon.gov

www.portlandonline.com/oni

 

Division Streetscape Project Update: April 24, 2014

Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

Division Streetscape Project Update: April 24, 2014

Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU?

We’ve heard questions about when green street stormwater facilities will be planted. That work will take place this coming fall after the final paving is completed.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated Division Streetscape construction schedule for the next three weeks. Construction will move from one site to another as crews complete work on each segment. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

NOTE: Construction crews are moving “Businesses Open During Construction” signs as they move from work site to work site. Sometimes it may take a day or two to get them completely moved, so please be patient.

Week of April 21:

  • Pour southeast corner at SE Division and 25th Avenue
  • Form and pour corners and ramps at 26th Avenue
  • Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps at SE 28th Avenue (north side)
  • Form and pour at SE 28th Avenue (north side)
  • Form and pour curbs, sidewalks and ramps at 28th Place
  • Form and pour sidewalk and ramps at SE Division Street and 29th Avenue (north side)
  • Finish excavation, install liners, and place rock check dams for stormwater facility at SE Division Street and 29th Avenue (north side)
  • Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps SE Division Street and 30th Avenue (NE corner)
  • Excavate stormwater facilities on SE 30th Avenue at Division Street and the facility on north side of Division at 30th Avenue

Week of April 28:

  • Pour bus stop at 26th Avenue (rider information posted at location)
  • Form and pour curbs, sidewalks and ramps at 28th Place
  • Finish excavation, install liner, and place rock check dams for stormwater facility on SE 28th Place at Division
  • Form and pour, finish excavation and install liners for stormwater facilities on SE 30th Avenue at Division Street and the facility on north side of Division at 30th Avenue
  • Form and pour sidewalk and ramps at SE Division and 30th Avenue
  • Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps at SE Division Street and 28th Place (north side)
  • Excavate stormwater facilities on SE 28th Place then form and pour along with the sidewalk and ramps
  • Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps at northwest corner of SE 30th Avenue and Division Street
  • Trenching for inlet leads/laterals at 18th and 19th avenues, and areas between 13th and 25th avenues

Week of May 5:

  • Install topsoil for stormwater facility on SE 28th Place at Division Street
  • Install topsoil for stormwater facility at SE Division Street and 29th Avenue. (north side
  • Place rock check dams and install topsoil for stormwater facilities on SE 30th Avenue at Division Street and the facility on north side of Division at 30th
  • Finish excavating stormwater facilities on SE 28th Place, then install liners
  • Place rock check dams at stormwater facilities at SE Division Street and 29th Avenue (north side)
  • Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps at northwest corner of SE 30th Avenue and Division Street
  • Form and pour northwest corner of SE 30th Avenue and Division Street
  • Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps on north side of SE Division Street at 31st Avenue
  • Excavate, then form and pour stormwater facilities on SE Division Street at 31st Avenue (north side)
  • Form and pour sidewalk and ramps at SE Division Street and 31st Avenue
  • Prep curb, sidewalk and ramps, then form and pour at northwest corner of SE Division Street at 32nd Avenue (north side)

As always, please follow the direction of flaggers and informational signs to ensure everyone’s safety.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandonline.com/transportation/divisionstreetscape to see background information and block-by-block maps of the design. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov with “Division” in the subject line.

Thank you 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. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Joe Annett

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-3713

Phone: 503-823-2934

Email: joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov

Tabor to the River Program

This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to stop basement flooding, manage stormwater more naturally, and to restore watershed health. The program area extends from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River between SE Hawthorne and SE Powell boulevards.

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