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Traffic Advisory: Winter paving to close lanes on NE 7th Ave for one day, March 2nd, from NE Multnomah to NE Weidler streets

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that on March 2nd street improvements will require lane closures on NE 7th Avenue from NE Multnomah Street to NE Weidler Street.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: WINTER PAVING TO CLOSE LANES ON NE 7TH AVE FOR ONE DAY, MARCH 2ND, FROM NE MULTNOMAH TO NE WEIDLER STREETS

News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: February 27th, 2015 9:28 AM

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that on March 2nd street improvements will require lane closures on NE 7th Avenue from NE Multnomah Street to NE Weidler Street.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind .63 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date.

PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

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 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

Contact Info:
Diane Dulken 503-577-8236

Southwest Ventilation Project Update: February 27, 2015

Construction is underway on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate future growth. The contractor will install about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe along SW Taylors Ferry Road and 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and will construct an odor control facility in the neighborhood.

Southwest Ventilation Project Update: February 27, 2015

Construction is underway on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate future growth. The contractor will install about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe along SW Taylors Ferry Road and 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and will construct an odor control facility in the neighborhood.

A project map and detour route is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SWVentilation.

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU

  • Last week we received calls that temporary construction detour signs were unclear. The contractor covers the signs when detours aren’t in place and has updated them to reduce confusion.
  • Overnight work is scheduled until 6:00 a.m. An earlier Environmental Services announcement incorrectly stated the time that overnight construction ends. Last week, crews wrapped up early when they found unexpected underground utilities during excavation.
  • If you are driving near the work zone during construction hours, please do not turn onto SW Taylors Ferry Road when detours are in place. Nighttime U-turns are unsafe on sharp, blind curves.
  • Please send current questions or concerns to Ashley Tjaden or phone at 503-823-5281.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Night work on SW Taylors Ferry Road is 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. The night work phase may last up to four months.
  • Saw cutting is nearly complete. This week, work crews cut 900 linear feet of asphalt ranging from 12-inches to nearly 30-inches thick.
  • The contractor is using a large mechanical hammer to crush thick asphalt for disposal and clear the way for trench excavation.
  • The contractor stores machinery and equipment on SW Virginia Avenue.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated Southwest Ventilation and Capacity Improvement Project construction schedule for the next three weeks. Construction will move from one site to another as crews complete work on each segment. Night work is expected to continue for up to four months, and there could be some weekend work as well. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Week of February 23:

  • Traffic Island removed on SW Virginia Avenue at SW Taylors Ferry Road.
  • Began night work on SW Taylors Ferry Road, 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Approximately 900 linear feet of nearly 30 inch asphalt pavement cut during night work.

Week of March 2:

  • Remove pavement and excavate trench to prepare for pipe installation.
  • Some open cut construction at SW Taylors Ferry Road and SW Fulton Park Boulevard.
  • Install temporary fencing and prepare site for Ventilation Facility construction.

Week of March 9:

  • Install 48-inch manhole SW Taylors Ferry Road and SW Fulton Park Boulevard.
  • Break up and dispose of pavement.
  • Site work begins for SW Taylors Ferry Road Ventilation Facility.

Week of March 16

  • Work at 48-inch manhole at SW Taylors Ferry Road and SW Fulton Park Boulevard.
  • Install pipe in excavated trench.
  • Site work for SW Taylors Ferry Road Ventilation Facility.

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

NOISE VARIANCE

The Portland Noise Control Office granted Environmental Services a noise variance for overnight construction. There will be night work on SW Taylors Ferry Road from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and potentially on weekends as needed. If you have questions or concerns during night work, you can call the City of Portland on-site hotline at 503-823-6659. You can also contact the Portland Noise Control Office at 503-823-7350 or noise@portlandoregon.gov. If you have questions or concerns about the project during regular business hours, please contact Ashley Tjaden by email or at 503-823-5281. Environmental Services will also forward any noise-related comments to the Noise Office.

TRAFFIC CONTROL

  • SW Taylors Ferry Road is closed during night work 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and traffic detours around the construction zone. Please be mindful of road closure and detour signs.
  • Construction has closed the northbound lane of SW Virginia Avenue. The southbound lane of SW Virginia will remain open.
  • TriMet buses are detoured onto SW Macadam Avenue. Go to www.Trimet.org/alerts for route information.
  • For information on closures related to the Sellwood Bridge Project, see Multnomah County’s website.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Overnight construction hours on SW Taylors Ferry Road are 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Construction may also close Taylors Ferry Road 24 hours a day for up to five non-consecutive weekends. The weekend closures will begin at 8:00 p.m. Friday and will end at 6:00 a.m. Monday. You will be notified prior to the start of this work.
  • There will be lane restrictions and limited access within the project area.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored in the work area and on nearby streets overnight.
  • Public utilities will not be interrupted during construction.
  • A city construction inspector will be 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 a hard hat.
  • Let us know if you have concerns such as business operations or deliveries, disability issues or medical deliveries.

CONSTRUCTION METHODS

The contractor will use both open trench construction and cured-in-place pipe replacement. You can find more information about sewer construction methods at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods. The contractor will use excavators to saw cut pavement, and bypass pumps to move sewage around the work sites and to circulate steam through sewer pipes to cure the liner. The contractor may also use utility trucks, backhoe, and lights during night work hours.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandonline.com/bes/SWVentilation to see background information and detour route. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to ashley.tjaden@portlandoregon.gov with “SW Ventilation” 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.

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

UPDATED Traffic Advisory: Winter paving to close lanes on SE Holgate Blvd from SE 76th to SE 82nd avenues March 3 & 4

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE 76th Avenue to SE 82nd Avenue from Wednesday, February 25th through February 27th from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

UPDATED TRAFFIC ADVISORY: WINTER PAVING TO CLOSE LANES ON SE HOLGATE BLVD FROM SE 76TH TO SE 82ND AVENUES MARCH 3 & 4

News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: February 26th, 2015 5:24 PM

Update: PBOT crews will return to finish this project on March 3 and March 4. Lane closures will be in effect both days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. so crews can pave .9 lane miles of street.

February 23, 2015) - The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE 76th Avenue to SE 82nd Avenue from Wednesday, February 25th through February 27th from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind .9 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date.

PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

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 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

Contact Info:
Diane Dulken 503-577-8236

2015 Community Summit - In It Together, Sat. Feb. 28

This FREE Summit is a community inspired, community led and community driven event focused on addressing real challenges and engaging our diverse city. Join neighbors, friends and activists, community and neighborhood groups to work together to affect public policy, strengthen relations and build capacity. Attend a variety of workshops and dialogues on issues affecting Portlanders all over the city. Find out how to engage on current issues, hear success stories and connect.

2015 Community Summit - In it Together!

Saturday February 28

Ambridge Event Center
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1333 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Discover, connect, share, invent and grow in your community

This FREE Summit is a community inspired, community led and community driven event focused on addressing real challenges and engaging our diverse city. Join neighbors, friends and activists, community and neighborhood groups to work together to affect public policy, strengthen relations and build capacity. Attend a variety of workshops and dialogues on issues affecting Portlanders all over the city. Find out how to engage on current issues, hear success stories and connect.


Register Online NOW! 
www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/inittogether2015

Though we've reached our goal of registering over 400 participants you are still welcome to join us. If you register online you'll be asked to join the waitlist, but you can still show up. We will do our best to provide lunch to additional people though only folks pre-registered are assured lunch. You're still welcome to join in the workshops and dialogues. 


Schedule

  • ​8:00 AM - Registration
  • 9:30 AM - Welcome, Amalia Alarcon de Morris, ONI Director
  • 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Morning workshop sessions
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch and presentation (see below)
  • 1:10 PM - 2:40 PM - Mid-day workshop sessions including session with Mayor Hales
  • 2:50 PM - 4:20 PM - Afternoon workshop sessions
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Closing, Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Program 2007-2013

Lunch presentation
As part of the Summit there will be a lunchtime presentation about ONI’s Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) Program sharing stories of leadership development and community organizing successes. The grantee organizations include Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO), Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), Latino Network, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), and the Urban League of Portland.  Click here for the report documenting accomplishments and lessons learned. The public is invited to provide their feedback and ideas on the future of the program.  More at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/66693

A Conversation with Mayor Hales - Livable Neighborhoods, Everywhere and for All Portlanders

One of 10 Mid-day session workshops, 1:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Mayor Hales is working to create broader access to amenities by investing in the ingredients of complete neighborhoods — parks, sidewalks, businesses, schools, safety, and more. Come listen to his priorities and initiatives for the City of Portland in 2015 and beyond with time available for Q & A.

 

Workshop Schedule

Descriptions of workshops and presenters at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/inittogether2015

Morning session - 10:10 AM - 11:45 AM

  • The relational world view model as a theory of change
  • Policing the police: Community efforts to reform the Portland Police Bureau
  • Effective youth engagement through youth-adult partnership
  • Effective advocacy 101 – A guide to public involvement​
  • How to work on transportation issues from the neighborhood level
  • A healthier river – A healthier community for all​
  • Revitalizing communities through wages and healthcare
  • Your resilient Neighborhood: This isn’t Preparedness 101​
  • Protect the livability of your neighborhood – Here's how
  • Demolition and development - How neighborhood organizations can impact public policy​

Mid-Day session - 1:00 PM - 2:40 PM

  • A conversation with Mayor Charlie Hales – Livable neighborhoods, everywhere and for all Portlanders
  • The Future Generations Collaborative (FGC) and Trauma Informed Collaborative model (TICM)​
  • Getting free - Getting our money and our community out of private prisons​
  • Aging in Portland - Working collaboratively to address the needs of Elders in our communities​
  • Making sure we're genuinely in it together - Principles of transformative leadership​
  • Community activism and clean diesel - a case study​
  • Living Cully: an Eco-District—reinterpreting sustainability as an anti-poverty strategy​
  • Helping neighbors with crime and livability issues - A guide for community leaders​
  • Should I stay or should I go now? Responding to emergency alerts​
  • Hazardous materials and residential demolitions​

Afternoon session - 2:50 PM - 4:20 PM

  • Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC) & notification issues and opportunities
  • We're not dangerous - Grassroots mobilizing to end profiling
  • Aligning goals of Portland’s mainstream and ethnic-stream organizations
  • Show me the money - Volunteer-based grant writing
  • Oil trains, coal trains, and propane trains: Addressing transporting of fuels through Portland
  • Healthy watersheds, whole neighborhoods
  • Dispelling the myth of houselessness
  • Zombie houses - How to resolve vacant/foreclosed/squatter properties in your neighborhood
  • Community-led improvements to parks & public spaces: Advocating for new assets & amenities
  • Managing neighborhood growth and change: Strategies for influencing neighborhood design

Open Space

During the afternoon sessions we will have concurrent Open Space sessions for community members to facilitate their own dialogues with others interested in the same topic. Summit participants will be invited in the morning to self-identify if they have an issue they’d like to discuss with others.  Tables in the main auditorium will be available to gather around for those discussions.

Volunteer at the summit

We are still in need of volunteers. If you are willing to volunteer for part of the day there are a variety of volunteer roles with time slots throughout the day. If interested please contact Victor Salinas via phone at 503-823-3093 or email at victor.salinas@portlandoregon.gov.

Below is a list of volunteer positions.

  • Registration Volunteer: Greet attendees and assist with the check-in/registration process.
  • Customer Service Volunteer: Help direct attendees to where they need to go, address accommodations needs, help trouble shoot issues and answer general questions about the summit.
  • Workshop Support Volunteer: Help run and trouble shoot AV equipment, pass microphones around, address accommodation needs in during sessions etc.
  • Social Media Support Volunteer: Attend summit programming and provide live updates including pictures via social media like twitter and Facebook.
  • Misc. Logistics Volunteer: On-call support to assist as needed.
  • Breakdown Support Volunteer: Gather and load City of Portland equipment and materials at the end of the day.

 Co-sponsored by

Office of Neighborhood Involvement and our community partners including: Elders in Action, North Portland Neighborhood Services, Latino Network, Right 2 Dream Too, SE Uplift, The Portland Youth and Elders Council (NAYA), East Portland Neighborhood Office, Center for Intercultural Organizing, Central NE Neighbors, Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI), Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Urban League of Portland, Neighbors West Northwest.


For more information contact

Victor Salinas
503-823-3093
victor.salinas@portlandoregon.gov