Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater service provider – is designing a project to replace and upsize about 270 feet of public sewer pipes on SE Division Place between SE 6th and SE 7th avenues. The pipes are between 95 and 106 years old and failing due to age. The work will also include replacing storm drains, manholes and service laterals that connect properties from the curb to the public sewer in the street.
SE Division Place and 6th Avenue Sewer Repair Project
Proposed Night Work
CONTACT: Cheryl Kuck, 503-823-7898
Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater service provider – is designing a project to replace and upsize about 270 feet of public sewer pipes on SE Division Place between SE 6th and SE 7th avenues. The pipes are between 95 and 106 years old and failing due to age. The work will also include replacing storm drains, manholes and service laterals that connect properties from the curb to the public sewer in the street. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to buildings and streets.
Construction is anticipated to begin as early as February 2015 and last for about five months. This project will include some night work which will require a Noise Variance.
A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/DivisionPlace. The map shows the location of sewer pipes Environmental Services will replace. There will be construction signs, traffic controls, some on-street parking removal, and equipment storage in the construction area.
Construction methods on SE Division Place between SE 6th and SE 7th avenues and in both intersections will include jack and bore and open trench excavation. Details about each construction method are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/64780.
During the jack and bore operation to install the new sewer pipes on SE Division Place between SE 6th and SE 7th avenues, the contractor will use pumps and temporary surface pipes to move sewage flow around the work area. The contractor may use generators, pumps and lights during overnight construction. The generators and pumps will operate 24 hours a day.
Portland noise code allows construction from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Work after 6:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. and all hours on Sundays requires a noise variance from the Portland Noise Office. Because construction crews will work past 6:00 p.m., Environmental Services will apply for a Noise Variance.
Submit Comments to Portland Noise Office
Your comments regarding the proposed noise variance are valuable and you can submit them to the Portland Noise Office by letter, email or telephone. Please submit your comments by October 10 to:
Portland Noise Office
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 110
Portland, OR 97204
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Environmental Services is committed to keeping residents and businesses informed. We encourage you to sign up now for the project’s email update list. To be added to the list, please email Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov with “DivisionPlace” in the subject line. Throughout the project, please contact Cheryl Kuck with concerns or questions at 503-823-7898 or Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov. Visit the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/DivisionPlace for more information.
Please let us know if you have concerns such as business or freight operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. We will work with you to address your concerns.
Community Outreach and Public Information
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-823-7898 | Cell Phone: 503-823-8341
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.