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Street cleaning on NW Cornell Road to close NW Cornell Road from NW Westover to 5151 NW Cornell, Aug. 28 to Aug. 29

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street cleaning will require a road closure on NW Cornell Road from NW Westover to 5151 NW Cornell Road (at the Audubon Society) starting Friday, August 28th, at 9 p.m. and continuing through Saturday morning, Aug. 29, at 5 a.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

John Brady 503-823-7375

john.brady@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

@PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Street cleaning on NW Cornell Road to close NW Cornell Road

from NW Westover to 5151 NW Cornell, Aug. 28 to Aug. 29

(August 26, 2015) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street cleaning will require a road closure on NW Cornell Road from NW Westover to 5151 NW Cornell Road (at the Audubon Society) starting Friday, August 28th, at 9 p.m. and continuing through Saturday morning, Aug. 29, at 5 a.m.

The road closure will allow crews to clean debris and vegetation from the sidewalks and the sides of the roadway.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while the cleaning is conducted. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all closures and directions by reader boards, and use alternate routes if possible.

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

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

John Brady | Communications Director
Portland Bureau of Transportation
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 800

Portland, OR 97204

O: 503.823.7375

C: 503.577.8236

john.brady@portlandoregon.gov

www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

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Kenton Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: August 24, 2015

Environmental Services is replacing about 7,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Kenton neighborhood that are between 80 and 90 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Kenton Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: August 24, 2015

Environmental Services is replacing about 7,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Kenton neighborhood that are between 80 and 90 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Most mainline repairs and replacements are complete. However, you may still see crews on your street working on spot repairs and “punch list” items over the next six weeks. Punch list items are small repairs or other minor pieces of work that need attention after the main work is completed.
  • Crews will be reseeding the field adjacent to De La Salle North High School (7528 N Fenwick Ave). Please stay off of newly seeded areas. On September 8th, the contractor will be replacing a section of fence that was taken down to give access to machines working on the sewer line under the field.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

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.

As weather and availability of work crews and equipment allow, crews are nearing completion of final paving on streets where sewer repairs are complete. Due to these circumstances, paving work may occur that is not part of this notice and some scheduled final paving may be delayed.

Week of August 24th:

  • Throughout project area – crews will be doing minor repairs, spot paving and replacing a small number of private branches to connect residences to the main public sewer line.
  • Kenton Park – Crews will begin preparation for mainline repairs along the north side of the park. Please stay away from work zones and keeps kids and pets away from any construction activities. All pathways will remain open during construction in the park.

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have project related concerns, particularly regarding business operations, disability and/or medical issues or business deliveries. We strive to respond quickly, minimize disruption to your residence or business and ensure open and honest communication throughout the project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov.

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, 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.

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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on NE Halsey St. to close lanes from NE 132nd Ave. to NE 148th Ave., Aug. 24 - Sept. 11

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE 132nd Avenue to NE 148th Avenue starting Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

Link to this advisory: http://bit.ly/1NADvey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera 503-823-3723

Dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

@PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Street improvements on NE Halsey St. to close lanes
from NE 132nd Ave. to NE 148th Ave., Aug. 24 - Sept. 11

(Aug. 21, 2015) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE 132nd Avenue to NE 148th Avenue starting Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to pave 4.93 lane miles of NE Halsey Street.

NE Halsey Street includes bike lanes and public transit stops. During work hours, expect to see signs indicating lane closures and detours. Consider using alternate routes. Work hours likely will not affect evening rush hour, though morning peak hours may be affected.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check trimet.org/alerts.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

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

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

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

 

Join Mayor Hales at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways, Aug. 23

The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente takes place in Southeast Portland this Sunday, Aug. 23, showing off seven miles of streets to traffic-free bicycling, walking, rolling and other fun activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Link to this news release: http://bit.ly/1J5pWk5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera 503-823-3723

Dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

@PBOTinfo

NEWS RELEASE

Join Mayor Hales at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways, Aug. 23

(Aug. 19, 2015) – The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente takes place in Southeast Portland this Sunday, Aug. 23, showing off seven miles of streets to traffic-free bicycling, walking, rolling and other fun activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mayor Charlie Hales will join in the fun beginning at Portland Sunday Parkways’ new park – Sewallcrest Park at SE 31st Avenue and SE Stephens Street at 11 a.m.

“Portland Sunday Parkways gives every family a chance to experience our community’s creative placemaking,” Mayor Hales said. “It shows off the best of what makes Portland a great city to live, travel and play.”

Though it is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, many City bureaus will participate in this wildly popular event to say hello and provide information to residents and visitors alike. At the Mayor’s first stop in Sewallcrest Park, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will have its Climate Action station. Riding clockwise, the next stop will be Colonel Summers Park, where the Portland Fire & Rescue trucks will be on hand for some CPR instruction and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management will talk about preparedness. Continuing on to Laurelhurst Park, a Portland Parks & Recreation climbing wall and slip and slide will be on hand. The last stop will be Ivon Park, with the Portland Water Bureau water station. And of course, PBOT will be at all parks with walking and biking information.

Sunday Parkways is a series of five free community events opening Portland’s largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, and roll and discover active transportation. The event series, held in a different neighborhood once a month from May to September, is hugely popular; total attendance topped 108,000 in 2014.

By holding traffic-free Sunday Parkways on routes that include neighborhood greenways and connect parks, PBOT hopes to encourage people of all backgrounds to get out and get active every day. Neighborhood greenway streets are designed with bike markings and low speed limits for everyone to bike, stroll, roll, skate and play on traffic-free streets. The Aug. 23 Sunday Parkways route connects four Southeast Portland Parks – Sewallcrest, Colonel Summers, Laurelhurst and Ivon Parks.

The event’s detailed Sunday Parkways route map shows the route as well as bus and light rail options to help area residents get to Sunday Parkways via bike and public transit. A schedule and listing of event highlights are available on the Sunday Parkways Southeast Portland brochure.

For maps and more information, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599. Follow us on Facebook at PortlandSundayParkways and on Twitter @SundayParkways.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Southwest Ventilation Project Update: August 20, 2015

Environmental Services is working on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system. The project is designed to accommodate current needs and potential growth. Since February, the contractor has installed about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and 6 manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road.

Southwest Ventilation Project Update: August 20, 2015

Environmental Services is working on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system. The project is designed to accommodate current needs and potential growth. Since February, the contractor has installed about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and 6 manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road. Now, the contractor is installing 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and a permanent odor control facility to the east of SW Taylors Ferry Road.

More information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SWVentilation.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Crews have switched to a Monday through Friday schedule. Construction hours on both SW Virginia Avenue and the ventilation facility east of SW Taylors Ferry Road are still 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Machinery will operate 24 hours a day for up to 3 days while crews install pipe lining on SW Virginia Avenue. Back-up beepers will be disabled at night. Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/PipeLining for information about what to expect during pipe lining.
  • The cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining will take place in two installments. The contractor anticipates the CIPP work will occur between August 26 and September 28.

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU

  • Last week, neighbors noticed that daytime beeping wasn’t as loud after crews equipped the front-end loader with a quieter back-up alarm. The new safety alarm, also known as a growler, emits a lower pitched noise.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor will work Saturdays as needed.
  • Parking in the construction zone on SW Virginia Avenue (between SW Nevada Street and SW Taylors Ferry Road) is prohibited at all times.
  • Additional equipment and materials will be stored on nearby streets overnight. Parking will be limited in the area.
  • Access to driveways will be maintained, but expect delays.
  • Public utilities will not be interrupted during construction.
  • There will be periods of inactivity between phases.
  • SW Taylors Ferry Road is open nightly.
  • SW Virginia Avenue is open to southbound traffic only from about 200 feet north of SW Miles Place to SW Taylors Ferry Road. Please plan your trip accordingly.
  • A city construction inspector is on-site during work hours, and may be able to assist you with an immediate construction need. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and a hard hat.

Thank you for your cooperation during this important 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 responses to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Ashley Tjaden

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

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

Phone: 503-823-5281

Email: ashley.tjaden@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.

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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