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Street improvements to close lanes on NE Marine Drive from NE 33rd to NE 122nd avenues beginning October 2

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Marine Drive from NE 33rd Avenue to NE 122nd Avenue from Thursday, October 2, through Friday, October 10, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. Some work may also be done this weekend.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Street improvements to close lanes on NE Marine Drive

from NE 33rd to NE 122nd avenues beginning October 2

(September 30, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Marine Drive from NE 33rd Avenue to NE 122nd Avenue from Thursday, October 2, through Friday, October 10, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. Some work may also be done this weekend.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and pave sections of the road equaling approximately 2.2 lane miles.

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

Northbound NE 122nd Avenue will be closed at NE Airport Way. Traffic will be detoured east to NE 138th Avenue.

Access will be maintained for businesses and residents. The 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.

SE Division Place and 6th Avenue Sewer Repair Project: Proposed Night Work

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
Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov

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 SCHEDULE

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.

 

CONSTRUCTION METHODS

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.

NOISE VARIANCE

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:

  • Write 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.

Cheryl Kuck

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

Email: Cheryl.Kuck@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.

Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Repair Project Night Work Approved at Several Locations

Environmental Services will begin construction within a few weeks on the Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Repair Project to replace or repair about 25,000 feet of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood that are between 80 and 100 years old and failing due to age. This project will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Repair Project

Night Work Approved at Several Locations

Environmental Services will begin construction within a few weeks on the Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Repair Project to replace or repair about 25,000 feet of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood that are between 80 and 100 years old and failing due to age. This project will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/sellwoodmoreland.

The city will use a combination of open trench construction, cured-in-place-pipe lining, and pipe bursting. Details about each construction method are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/64780.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Construction is scheduled to begin within a few weeks and will take about 14 months to complete. You may see city staff or contractors surveying, marking and moving utility lines, and trimming trees to prepare for the start of construction. Typical construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If needed, the contractor may work the same hours on Saturday. The contractor may work at night at several approved locations (see map at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/sellwoodmoreland).

 

NIGHT WORK AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS

The Portland Noise Control Office granted Environmental Services a noise variance for nighttime construction at several locations in this project. A city inspector will be on-site during this night work. To report concerns during night work, please call the on-site hotline at 503-823-1257. You may also call the Portland Noise Control Office at 503-823-7350 or email noise@portlandoregon.gov.

 

CURED-IN-PLACE PIPE LINING LOCATIONS

The contractor will use cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP) to repair several sewers. Work crews may install lining at night at some locations because of the size of the pipe. Work at each location should take no more than a few days. People who live and work near a CIPP repair project can sometimes smell a chemical odor during pipe-lining. The odor is from the chemical styrene, which is in the resin liner installed inside the pipe. The odor dissipates quickly once the installation process is complete. The amount of airborne styrene the repair process produces is not a human health risk. More details about CIPP are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/64780.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe no parking signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • The contractor will maintain local access on streets, but you should expect delays. In some cases, construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with concerns. Inspectors wear a hard hat and a safety vest with “City of Portland” on the back.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

To report concerns during night work, please call the on-site hotline at 503-823-1257. You may also call the Portland Noise Control Office at 503-823-7350. If you have other questions about the project, contact Amy Higgs at 503-975-7073 or email amy@loisdcohen.com. To receive regular email updates about this project, please send an email to Amy with “Sellwood-Moreland” in the subject line.

 

Cheryl Kuck

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

Email: Cheryl.Kuck@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.

Stormwater Management Improvements

Environmental Services will begin construction in your area this year on a project to modify several sumps, also called underground injection control (UIC) structures. Sumps are vertical, perforated pipes installed underground that collect stormwater runoff from streets and allow water to soak into the ground. This project will remove some sumps and adjust the depth of others to comply with state standards.

Stormwater Management Improvements

Underground Injection Control (UIC) Project

October 1, 2014

 

CONTACT: Joe Annett, 503-823-2934, joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov

Environmental Services will begin construction in your area this year on a project to modify several sumps, also called underground injection control (UIC) structures. Sumps are vertical, perforated pipes installed underground that collect stormwater runoff from streets and allow water to soak into the ground. This project will remove some sumps and adjust the depth of others to comply with state standards.

Since Environmental Services began designing the project in February 2011, the project approach has changed. Designers removed a number of green street planters from the project design and opted to install sedimentation manholes connected to sumps. The manholes remove sediments from runoff, and the clean water then flows into the sumps and soaks into the ground to replenish groundwater.

Construction Schedule and Method

Construction is scheduled to begin this winter and will be completed by May 2015. The city’s contractor will use open trench excavation to modify sumps. You can find more information about open trench excavation and other construction techniques at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/64780, and information about specific construction sites at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/65722. We will also mail site specific construction information as the contractor finalizes the schedule.

What to Expect During Construction

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • There will be lane restrictions and limited access within the project area.
  • You will have access to your property during work hours, but you may be delayed entering or leaving your street or driveway.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored within 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.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/65722

To receive email updates for this project, send an email to joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov with “UIC” in the subject line.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA).
To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY
503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711.

Public Comments Requested on Environmental Services 2014 Code and Rules Cleanup Package

The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is proposing a 2014 Code and Rule Cleanup Package. These changes will enhance the clarity and consistency of BES administered sections of the Portland City Code and Portland Planning Documents. BES proposes code and rule cleanup annually.

Public Comments Requested on Environmental Services 2014 Code and Rules Cleanup Package

The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is proposing a 2014 Code and Rule Cleanup Package. These changes will enhance the clarity and consistency of BES administered sections of the Portland City Code and Portland Planning Documents. BES proposes code and rule cleanup annually.

BES proposes to: correct code references between sections; update definitions to be consistent across all BES administrative rules; update and clarify language based on stakeholder input; and add text to support implementation of the city’s new ITAP (Information Technology Advancement Project) permit tracking software.

The proposed BES 2014 Cleanup Package is available to download and review at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/65849. BES will accept public comment on this proposal from 8:00 a.m. September 26, 2014 through 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2014. BES will hold a public hearing by request only on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Room B of the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in Portland. BES will cancel the tentative hearing if it receives no hearing request by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014 and will post a cancellation notice at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/65849.

Please send comments, concerns or questions to Dawn Hottenroth at dawn.hottenroth@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-7767.

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2014.

Thanks,

Dawn Hottenroth

Environmental Policy Analyst

City of Portland

Bureau of Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th avenue, Room 1000

Portland, OR 97204

503-823-7767

fax 503-823-6995

dawn.hottenroth@portlandoregon.gov

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