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Morrison Bridge closed Sunday for lift span work

The Morrison Bridge will be closed to traffic on Sunday, February 1 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: January 28, 2015

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

Morrison Bridge closed Sunday for lift span work

The Morrison Bridge will be closed to traffic on Sunday, February 1 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

The on and off-ramps from the bridge to I-5 and I-84 will 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. During the closure, TriMet’s 15-Belmont line will use the Burnside Bridge in both directions.

To access downtown Portland from the freeways during the closure, I-5 southbound drivers can exit at the Rose Quarter/Broadway Bridge and I-84 westbound drivers can exit at Rose Quarter/Weidler exits.

The lift span will be in the open position during the morning. The bridge sidewalks are expected to reopen to pedestrians and bicyclists some time Sunday afternoon.

The right westbound lane that was closed in January for repairs will remain closed after Sunday, as crews continue to repair cracks in the deck.

Multnomah County maintains six 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

Multnomah County seeks members for the Columbia River Gorge Commission and the Charter Committee

For residents interested in civic involvement, Multnomah County is currently seeking representatives to serve on either the Columbia River Gorge Commission or the Charter Committee. Keep reading to learn more about the work of these two groups and for information on how residents can get involved.

For residents interested in civic involvement, Multnomah County is currently seeking representatives to serve on either the Columbia River Gorge Commission or the Charter Committee. Keep reading to learn more about the work of these two groups and for information on how residents can get involved.

Columbia River Gorge Commission

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Serve as Multnomah County’s representative to the Columbia River Gorge Commission and help enhance the scenic, natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Columbia River Gorge.

Commissioners serve four-year terms and in addition to helping protect the Columbia River Gorge, encourage growth within existing urban areas of the gorge.

Please submit an interest form, along with your resume by Monday, Feb. 16.

More about the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

Charter Review Committee

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Passionate about local government? The Charter Review Committee is seeking new members to help review the Multnomah County Charter. The charter is our local version of a constitution, and essentially dictates the structure of Multnomah County government.

The Charter Review Committee has the ability to suggest revisions to the charter, which are then accepted or rejected by the voters of Multnomah County.

The Charter Review Committee meets on a monthly basis and members serve for about one year, starting on Aug. 30, 2015 and ending in the fall of 2016.

Please submit an interest form and copy of your resume by Monday, April 27.

More about the Charter Review Committee.

Contact:

Aaron Ridings, Policy Advisor

Office of Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury

Office: 503-988-8428

aaron.m.ridings@multco.us

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: January 22, 2015

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: January 22, 2015

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton and Tabor to the River Program information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Sewer construction on SE 36th Avenue between SE Clinton and Division streets will begin following preconstruction activities

  • For the rest of this week, crews will continue mobilizing equipment and conducting preconstruction activities, such as marking utilities and saw cutting pavement.
  • Once preparation is complete, main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction will begin. This work is expected to take four to six weeks with possible periods of inactivity between phases.
  • On-street parking will be restricted as needed to create a safe work zone and for storage of equipment and materials.

Green street planter construction will periodically delay northbound traffic on SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard at Ivon Street for several days beginning next Monday

  • Crews are scheduled to construct green street planters on the northeast and southeast corners of SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard and SE Ivon Street.
  • This work is expected to take several days and will periodically close one northbound lane on SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may schedule work on Saturdays during the same hours.

Construction of two green street planters on SE 34th Avenue at Clinton Street is scheduled to begin next Monday

  • Traffic control will be in place as necessary to create a safe work zone. Vehicles and bicyclists may experience periodic delays for several days.
  • Please observe traffic control signage and follow flagger directions.

Pervious (porous) paving on SE Ivon remains on hold

  • Pervious paving on SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues is postponed until further notice.
  • Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE:

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the rest of this week and 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.

The rest of this week

  • SE Ivon Street (SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard to just west of 41st Avenue) – lateral sewer pipe construction
  • SE 36th Street (SE Clinton to Division) - preparation for main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction

Week of January 26

  • SE Ivon Street (SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard to just west of 41st Avenue) – lateral sewer pipe construction
  • SE 36th Street (SE Clinton to Division) - main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction
  • SE Ivon Street (at Cesar Chavez Boulevard) – excavate, form and pour new green street planters and corner improvements with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps
  • SE 34th Avenue (at Clinton) – excavate, form and pour new green street planters and corner improvements with ADA compliant ramps

Week of February 2

  • SE 36th Street (SE Clinton to Division) - main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction
  • SE Ivon Street (at Cesar Chavez Boulevard) – excavate, form and pour new green street planters and corner improvements with ADA compliant ramps
  • SE 34th Avenue (at Clinton) – excavate, form and pour new green street planters and corner improvements with ADA compliant ramps

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.
  • 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.
  • 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/clinton or contact Matt Gough.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. 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.

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

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: January 22, 2015

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: January 22, 2015

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

There are portions of the project that require coordination with the Portland Water Bureau and are unable to take place until March. There may be no major pipe work for a couple of weeks in late February, but you will see activity such as videotaping the sewer lines, paving streets and other duties.

Construction Schedule

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next couple of 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 January 26

  • SE Reedway Street (between SE 38th and 40th) – Continue to burst pipe, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE 41st Avenue (at SE Reedway) – Open cut, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE 40th Avenue (at SE Knight) – Open cut, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Reed College Place (north and south of SE Tolman) – Continue Horizontal Directional Drill (trenchless pipe work), connect or install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.

Week of February 2

  • SE Reedway Street (between SE 38th and 40th) – Continue to burst pipe, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE 40th Avenue (at SE Knight) – Continue open cut, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Reed College Place (south of SE Tolman) – Continue Horizontal Directional Drill (trenchless pipe work), connect or install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.

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 maintains local access, but you should expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area is prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
  • Equipment and materials are stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children and pets clear of all construction activities, supplies and equipment

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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. To find out more information on construction methods, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.

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.