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Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: July 10, 2014

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: July 10, 2014

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.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next few 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 July 14

  • SE Malden Street (east and west of SE 42nd) – Finish open trench construction and connect branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe (no Fridays).
  • SE 31st Avenue (south of SE Carlton Street) – Finish connecting or installing manholes, and installing new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE 32nd Avenue (between SE Claybourne and Tolman Streets) - Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Crystal Springs Boulevard – Continue paving

Week of July 21

  • SE Martins Street (west of SE 32nd) – Start open trench construction (no Fridays).
  • SE 32nd Avenue (between SE Claybourne and Tolman Streets) - Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Crystal Springs Boulevard – Continue paving (weather dependent)

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 will maintain local access, but expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
  • Equipment and materials will be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a safety vest and hard hat.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities. Please keep your children and pets from harm and instruct them to stay clear of all construction activities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Learn more about this project at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eastmorelandwoodstock. To receive project updates by email, send an email to Debbie Caselton at Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “Eastmoreland” 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 of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

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

Stark Street Bridge closure on July 15

The Stark Street Bridge across the Sandy River will be closed to all users on Tuesday, July 15 from 7:30 a.m. until as late as 4:30 p.m. while county crews repair and replace a section of pedestrian walkway. The work will require specialized equipment on the bridge that will close traffic lanes in both directions.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: July 9, 2014

Contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Stark Street Bridge closure on July 15

The Stark Street Bridge across the Sandy River will be closed to all users on Tuesday, July 15 from 7:30 a.m. until as late as 4:30 p.m. while county crews repair and replace a section of pedestrian walkway. The work will require specialized equipment on the bridge that will close traffic lanes in both directions.

Alternate river crossings available to traffic include the Interstate 84 and Troutdale bridges north of Stark Street.

Multnomah County maintains the Stark Street Bridge and 300 miles of roads and bridges. For information, visit www.multco.us/roads.

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Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter | facebook

SE 19th Avenue to be closed in stages for street improvements from SE Reedway to SE Clatsop streets July 10 through 12

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require rolling closures on SE 19th Avenue from SE Reedway to SE Clatsop streets for fog sealing from July 10 to 12, 7 a.m. to about 6 p.m. each day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

SE 19th Avenue to be closed in stages for street improvements

from SE Reedway to SE Clatsop streets July 10 through 12

(July 9, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require rolling closures on SE 19th Avenue from SE Reedway to SE Clatsop streets for fog sealing from July 10 to 12, 7 a.m. to about 6 p.m. each day.

All traffic, including vehicles and bicycles, will be detoured onto SE 17th Avenue. Pedestrians may use the sidewalks but crossings for pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles will be limited to SE Reedway, SE Bybee, SE Spokane and SE Tacoma streets while work is in progress and while the fog sealant dries.

The rolling closures are as follows: SE Reedway to SE Bybee will be closed on July 10; SE Bybee to SE Spokane will be closed July 11 and SE Spokane to SE Clatsop will be closed on July 11.

The rolling closures allow crews to apply fog seal, a mixture of liquefied asphalt and recycled rubber tires that leaves a tough film on the street, protecting the pavement from weather and wear and preventing more costly and lengthy repairs in the future.

The public is asked to stay off the street until the fog sealant is dried and barricades removed. To ensure an effective seal and prevent the sticky fog seal from getting on clothes, pets and vehicles, please keep all vehicles, people and pets off the pavement until the street reopens.

The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes.

Fog sealing depends on warm and dry weather and the schedule may change.

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Street rebuilding and paving to close lanes on SE 130th Avenue July 7 to Aug. 22

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE 130th Avenue between SE Stark and SE Lincoln streets from Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 22, 2014.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Street rebuilding and paving to close lanes on SE 130th Avenue July 7 to Aug. 22

(July 3, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE 130th Avenue between SE Stark and SE Lincoln streets from Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 22, 2014.

The lane closures will allow crews to rebuild and repave 3.15 lane miles of street and upgrade four corners to provide curb ramps and ADA access.

Work will require intermittent lane closures during the weekdays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Occasionally, when the work allows for only one lane of travel, the southbound direction on SE 130th Avenue will be closed between SE Market and SE Stark streets. The northbound direction will remain open at all times.

Detour signs will route southbound Stark Street traffic to either SE 122nd or SE 135th avenues. On-street parking on SE 130th Avenue will be restricted during the work day to facilitate construction.

The public is advised to expect delays, travel cautiously, observe traffic signing and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible to avoid congestion.

Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

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Summer paving in east Multnomah County

Several roads maintained by Multnomah County will be repaved in July and August in a two-phase process. The first phase will repave all traffic lanes using an innovative method that recycles a road’s existing asphalt after it is combined with new bonding material. The second phase is scheduled a few weeks later and includes a final overlay to seal the asphalt and final lane striping.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: July 2, 2014

Contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Summer paving in east Multnomah County

Several roads maintained by Multnomah County will be repaved in July and August in a two-phase process. The first phase will repave all traffic lanes using an innovative method that recycles a road’s existing asphalt after it is combined with new bonding material. The second phase is scheduled a few weeks later and includes a final overlay to seal the asphalt and final lane striping.

Most field work will take place on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Some lane and road closures will be required, but access will be maintained for local residents and emergency vehicles.

The first phase begins the week of July 7 with the following road segments:

  • NE Sandy Blvd. from cul-de-sac east of NE 238th Drive to NE 223rd Ave.
  • NE 238th Drive from NE Sandy Blvd. to NE Arata Road
  • SE Troutdale Road from SE Division Drive to SE 282nd Ave. (full closure)

The second phase is scheduled for late July and early August and will include:

  • NE Sandy Blvd. from cul-de-sac east of NE 238th Drive to NE 223rd Ave. (asphalt overlay)
  • NE 238th Drive from NE Sandy Blvd. to NE Glisan St. (asphalt overlay; full closure from Arata to Glisan only)
  • SE Troutdale Road from SE Division Drive to SE 282nd Ave. (a chip seal by a county crew; full closure)

NE 238th Drive will be closed several days and nights during the paving, to expedite the work and for safety. During the closure through traffic will detour to alternative north-south routes, such as NE 223rd Avenue and NE 257th Drive, via Halsey and Glisan/Cherry Park Road. Local access will be provided to residences and emergency vehicles at all times. A detour will also be posted for the SE Troutdale Road closure.

Gallagher Asphalt Corporation and Lakeside Industries are the contractors for the project, which is funded by Multnomah County. Schedules are weather permitting and subject to change. For information, visit www.multco.us/roads or call 503-988-5050.

Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter | facebook