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Crosswalk enforcement action slated for January 28 on SW Capital Highway at SW Miles

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28th to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

Link to this release

NEWS ADVISORY:

Crosswalk enforcement action slated for January 28 on SW Capital Highway at SW Miles,

location chosen at request of the community

(January 22, 2015) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28th to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.

The enforcement action will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the marked crossing on SW Capital Highway at SW Miles.

This location was chosen at the request of the community, which has been active in educating and encouraging drivers to be alert, aware and slow down. The crossing is heavily used by school children and transit riders - a pre-school is on one corner and the crossing also supports two TriMet stops and is close to a public school bus pickup and drop off location on SW Miles.

A crosswalk enforcement action includes a pedestrian decoy positioned at marked or unmarked crosswalks. These actions are designed to inform the public of longstanding Oregon crosswalk laws and to improve pedestrian safety. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians who jaywalk may be issued a warning or citation by the Portland Police Bureau.

Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right of way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police bureaus do enforcement actions about once each month in response to requests by community members, city traffic safety engineers, and Portland Police to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings.

Learn more about the Transportation Bureau’s safety work at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390 and pedestrian rights and responsibilities at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/435879

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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.

CORRECTED-Traffic Advisory: Winter paving to close lanes on SE Morrison St from 12th to 20th avenues Jan 26-30

This project will close lanes on SE Morrison Street from 12th to 20th avenues, not 30th Avenue. The original headline misstated the length of the project. We regret the error.

CORRECTED-TRAFFIC ADVISORY: WINTER PAVING TO CLOSE LANES ON SE MORRISON ST FROM 12TH TO 20TH AVENUES JAN 26-30

News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: January 23rd, 2015 9:29 AM

This project will close lanes on SE Morrison Street from 12th to 20th avenues, not 30th Avenue. The original headline misstated the length of the project. We regret the error.

(January 22, 2015) - The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Morrison Street from SE 12th Avenue to SE 20th Avenue from Monday, January 26th through Friday, January 30th , 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. This project may also include some weekend work.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind 1.11 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.

Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work. 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

Contact Info:
Diane Dulken 503-577-8236, diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov
Dylan Rivera 503-577-7534 dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

Temporary Fanno Creek Trail Closure

On Monday, February 9, Environmental Services will close a portion of the Fanno Creek Trail at SW 84th Avenue (see map below) for several days in order to locate and measure a section of the Fanno Pressure Sewer. The trail will close again later in the year at the same location to allow work crews to connect the pressure sewer to the new pump station.

SW 86th Avenue Pump Station

Temporary Fanno Creek Trail Closure

JANUARY 23, 2015

CONTACT: Debbie Caselton, 503-823-2831
Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

On Monday, February 9, Environmental Services will close a portion of the Fanno Creek Trail at SW 84th Avenue (see map below) for several days in order to locate and measure a section of the Fanno Pressure Sewer. The trail will close again later in the year at the same location to allow work crews to connect the pressure sewer to the new pump station.

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.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MAP

OR

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/516298

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov.