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U.S. Rep. Blumenauer, Commissioner Novick and Oregon Rep. Vega Pederson to dedicate new East Portland pedestrian safety beacons Sept. 2nd

As efforts continue to increase funding for longstanding transportation safety and maintenance needs throughout Portland, officials are holding a news conference showcasing new pedestrian flashing beacons in East Portland. The safety beacons were made possible by state funding secured last spring and are being activated, as promised, by the start of the school year. An additional 12 will be installed over the next few months.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken

Portland Bureau of Transportation

(503)577-8236

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Twitter @PBOTinfo

NEWS ADVISORY:

U.S. Rep. Blumenauer, Commissioner Novick and Oregon Rep. Vega Pederson to dedicate new East Portland pedestrian safety beacons Sept. 2nd

 

Police, PBOT to hold crosswalk enforcement action at same time to highlight

back-to-school safety awareness

(August 29, 2014) - As efforts continue to increase funding for longstanding transportation safety and maintenance needs throughout Portland, officials are holding a news conference showcasing new pedestrian flashing beacons in East Portland. The safety beacons were made possible by state funding secured last spring and are being activated, as promised, by the start of the school year. An additional 12 will be installed over the next few months.

As officials dedicate the new rapid flash beacons, Portland Police and the Portland Bureau of Transportation will also hold a crosswalk enforcement action to highlight pedestrian safety as children get ready to return to school.

WHERE: SE Stark Street and 113th Avenue, near Ventura Park Elementary School

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. news conference

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. crosswalk enforcement action by Portland Police and PBOT

WHO: U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick

State Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson

Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat

Oregon Department of Transportation Interim Region 1 Manager Rian Windsheimer

Ventura Park Elementary School Principal Jakob Curtis

Safe Routes to School volunteer Kathleen McDade

VISUALS:

  • New rapid flash beacon in action
  • Portland police enforcing traffic safety laws as part of the crosswalk enforcement action, which involves a designated pedestrian crossing at a marked crosswalk while police monitor how motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians adhere to traffic safety laws. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians who fail to follow Oregon traffic laws may be issued a warning or citation. PBOT and Portland Police hold such actions about once a month in various areas of the city.

 

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Division Streetscape Project Update: August 28, 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: August 28, 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.

Attention Hosford Middle School Parents and Students

Construction crews will be paving during the first week of school. This process involves large equipment and hot asphalt. Please be aware of the pedestrian detours that will be in place and obey the flaggers when crossing SE Division between SE 26th and SE 34th avenues. This process will last the entire first week of school and possibly into the next week.

Grinding and Paving Continues on Division

  • 26th-34th avenues – Scheduled the week of August 25.
  • 34th Avenue-Cesar Chavez Boulevard – Tentatively scheduled the week of September 8.
  • Grinding and paving will occur during regular work hours, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturday.
  • Get more information at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/491779.
  • Go to www.trimet.org/alerts/index.htm for information about TriMet line #4.

 

Revised Detour

During grinding and paving on SE Division Street, west bound traffic will use Division. East bound traffic will be detoured to SE Powell Boulevard at SE 26th Avenue. The city modified the original detour plan to redirect motor vehicle traffic to SE Powell Boulevard in order to avoid conflicts with pedestrians and cyclists using the Clinton Neighborhood Greenway. The Portland Police Bureau has agreed to provide additional traffic enforcement on SE Clinton during the detour period.

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.

This week:

  • 32nd Avenue and Division, southwest corner – form and pour ADA corner
  • 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – form and pour ADA corner
  • 37th Avenue and Division, northwest corner – modifications to stormwater facility
  • Along Division – asphalt maintenance
  • 26th to 34th avenues along Division – road grinding

 

Week of September 1:

  • 26th to 34th avenues along Division – road paving

 

Week of September 8:

  • 34th Avenue to Cesar Chavez Boulevard along Division – road grinding and pavingRemoving or reinstalling signage

 

Week of September 15:

  • SE 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – finish excavation of the stormwater facility, install liner, place rock/check dams and install topsoil
  • Planting will begin, weather permitting
  • Excavate for tree wells
  • Install bike racks

 

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.

Note: For information on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project please visit the web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Clinton.

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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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.

Division Streetscape Project Update: August 29, 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: August 29, 2014

Additional Traffic Control SE Clinton Street

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.

Attention Hosford Middle School Parents and Students

Construction crews will be paving during the first week of school. This process involves large equipment and hot asphalt. Please be aware of the pedestrian detours that will be in place and obey the flaggers when crossing SE Division between SE 26th and SE 34th avenues. This process will last the entire first week of school and possibly into the next week.

Grinding and Paving Continues on Division

  • 26th-34th avenues – Scheduled the week of August 25.
  • 34th Avenue-Cesar Chavez Boulevard – Tentatively scheduled the week of September 8.
  • Grinding and paving will occur during regular work hours, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturday.
  • Get more information at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/491779.
  • Go to www.trimet.org/alerts/index.htm for information about TriMet line #4.

 

Revised Detour

During grinding and paving on SE Division Street, west bound traffic will use Division. East bound traffic will be detoured to SE Powell Boulevard at SE 26th Avenue. The city modified the original detour plan to redirect motor vehicle traffic to SE Powell Boulevard in order to avoid conflicts with pedestrians and cyclists using the Clinton Neighborhood Greenway. The Portland Police Bureau has agreed to provide additional traffic enforcement on SE Clinton during the detour period.

Additional Traffic Control SE Clinton Street

By the end of the work day today signs will be installed on SE 26th Avenue at Clinton with the following language.

ROAD CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC – EXCEPT BICYCLES

Two type three barricades will be in place for the eastbound traffic on SE Clinton.

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.

Note: For information on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project please visit the web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Clinton.

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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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.

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: August 29, 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: August 29, 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.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Due to construction on SE 32nd Avenue, TriMet Bus 19 Woodstock/Glisan will not have service to SE 32nd and Tolman and SE 32nd and Woodstock in both directions from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursdays until further notice.
  • Crews will be working on completing miscellaneous tasks throughout the neighborhood where sewer work is complete.

 

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next few weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including underground conditions, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. As the contractor completes construction on each street, work crews apply a temporary asphalt patch. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.

Week of September 2 (No work on Monday)

  • SE 32nd and Martins – Continue to reconfigure manhole in intersection.
  • SE 32nd Avenue (between SE Carlton and Tolman) – Open trench.
  • SE Henry Street (between 34th and 36th) – Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.

 

Week of September 8

  • SE 32nd Avenue (between SE Carlton and Tolman) – Continue open trench (not on Fridays).

 

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.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and potentially 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 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 will 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 with City of Portland on the back and hard hat.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities. Please keep your children and pets from harm and instruct them to stay clear of all construction activities.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Learn more about this project at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eastmorelandwoodstock.

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.

SW 86th Avenue Pump Station Project Construction Update: August 29, 2014

Environmental Services works to protect water quality and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. When the SW 86th Avenue Pump Station is complete at the end of 2015, it will increase the capacity of the Fanno Basin Sewer System to ensure that the system can handle all wastewater flows during large rain storms.

SW 86th Avenue Pump Station Project Construction Update: August 29, 2014

Environmental Services works to protect water quality and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. When the SW 86th Avenue Pump Station is complete at the end of 2015, it will increase the capacity of the Fanno Basin Sewer System to ensure that the system can handle all wastewater flows during large rain storms. It will protect public health and the health of the Fanno Creek Watershed.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Within the next couple of weeks, the contractor will remove a Douglas fir tree that is in the project area but outside the designated vegetated zone. Its roots extend into the planned work area and removing them will compromise the stability of the slope, create a safety risk for construction workers, and damage the health of the tree. The tree is located near the temporary sound wall on the south side of the project site.
  • Work continues in the northwest corner of the construction site behind the Fanno Basin Pump Station generator building to complete construction of the diversion structure.
  • Crews continue to work on the northeast side of the site on the surge tank enclosure, compressor building, electrical building and electrical enclosure.
  • Crews are working on electrical groundings and wall installations inside the wet well and pump facility.
  • In the coming weeks, work will begin on the concrete masonry structures, first at the compressor building then moving to the electrical building.

 

A project map is available at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/sw86th

Sign up for project updates and project information at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/fanno, email fanno@portlandoregon.gov, or call Debbie Caselton at 503-823-2831.

Debbie Caselton
Community Relations
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-823-2831 | Fax: 503-823-5228
Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

Environmental Services works to protect water quality, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.