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SW Stephenson & Hamilton Roadside Swale Construction Update

Environmental Services is preparing to construct a stormwater management project along SW Stephenson Street between SW 35th Avenue and Boones Ferry Road and SW Hamilton Street between SW 40th and 47th avenues to help protect water quality in Fanno and Tryon creeks. Construction is expected to begin in late summer and will last for several months.

SW Stephenson/Hamilton Roadside Swale Project Update September 3, 2015

Environmental Services is preparing to construct a stormwater management project along SW Stephenson Street between SW 35th Avenue and Boones Ferry Road and SW Hamilton Street between SW 40th and 47th avenues to help protect water quality in Fanno and Tryon creeks. Construction is expected to begin in late summer and will last for several months.

This project will re-construct existing ditches into vegetated swales that will carry stormwater runoff and allow some runoff to soak into the ground as vegetation filters pollutants The project includes constructing a four-foot paved shoulder adjacent to the swales, which will increase pedestrian access and safety. In addition to the swales, the project will include constructing two green street planters near Stephenson Elementary School. Work crews will install plants in and around the new swales during the next planting season.

A project map and the most up to date information are available at the project websites: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SWHamilton and www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SWStephenson.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE AND TRAFFIC CONTROLS

  • Construction on the SW Stephenson site is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of September 14, 2015. Our contractor’s schedule shows the work starting at SW 35th Avenue and SW Stephenson Street and moving east from that point. Once our contractor submits an overall schedule you will receive additional schedule details. There will be some lane closures, with flaggers directing traffic when necessary. The contractor will maintain access to homes and neighborhood streets.
  • SW Hamilton Street construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in November, but could start earlier if a crew becomes available. You will receive notification once our contractor informs Environmental Services of their schedule for this site.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Environmental Services and our contractor will be coordinating our work with Portland Public Schools and Stephenson Elementary.
  • Typical work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor can also choose to work on Saturdays if necessary.
  • Traffic restrictions will be in place, but local residents will have access to their property. You may experience delays.
  • There will be work in front of and adjacent to driveways. Our contractor will work with you to maintain access.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
  • Equipment and materials will be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • 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 green City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.
  • Let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical deliveries.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, please contact Joe Annett at 503-823-2934 or Joseph.Annett@portlandoregon.gov. To sign up for periodic email updates during construction, email Joe with "Stephenson/Hamilton Swales" in the subject line.

Thank you for your interest in this important stormwater management project.

Joseph Annett

City of Portland

Environmental Services

Assistant Program Specialist

11220 SW 5th Avenue Rm 1000

Portland Oregon 97204

503-823-2934

Cell: 503-823-6313

Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: September 1, 2015

Environmental Services plans to begin construction this winter on a project to replace and repair 4,508 feet of aging sewer pipe. The work will include constructing 22 green street planters and planting trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce basement backups.

Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: September 1, 2015

Environmental Services plans to begin construction this winter on a project to replace and repair 4,508 feet of aging sewer pipe. The work will include constructing 22 green street planters and planting trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce basement backups.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • The anticipated start of construction has been pushed back from this summer to this winter because of changes in construction plans.
  • Environmental Services will schedule overnight construction on several streets with high traffic volumes. To view a project map showing the night work locations and the estimated number of nights work will occur, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/lowerpowell. There may also be daytime construction at each location to complete some steps.
  • Part of this project includes upsizing sewer pipe and constructing manholes on the north side of SE Powell Boulevard between SE 13th Place and SE 14th Avenue. The depth of the sewer pipe and relatively large manholes will require a construction zone that will block the area where northbound traffic from SE 17th Avenue merges on to SE Powell Boulevard westbound. During this phase, the contractor will close the northbound ramp and detour northbound traffic to SE Mcloughlin Boulevard. The closure will not affect pedestrian and bicycle traffic or southbound traffic. This work has not been scheduled but will not occur until January 2016 at the earliest. Click here to see the anticipated detour route.

For More Information

Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/LowerPowell or contact Matt Gough at 503-823-5352 or matthew.gough@portlandoregon.gov.

Please let us know if you have comments or concerns about business operations, medical issues or deliveries and we will be glad to work with you.

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

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