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SE Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project Update

Environmental Services continues construction on the SE Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project. The project includes installing 23 green street planters, planting 100 street trees, and repairing or replacing over 10,000 feet of public sewer pipe

SE Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project: July 18, 2016

Environmental Services continues construction on the SE Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project. The project includes installing 23 green street planters, planting 100 street trees, and repairing or replacing over 10,000 feet of public sewer pipe. These improvements will extend the service life of our sewer system and protect public health, property and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

SEWER CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the 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. To view a map of progress go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/537009.

The week of July 18

  • SE 47th Avenue (just      south of Salmon) – concrete trench paving
  • SE Madison (49th to 50th)      – manhole, mainline and lateral sewer construction
  • SE Yamhill (47th to 49th)      – manhole, mainline and lateral sewer construction
  • SE 41st (at Main) – green      street planter construction
  • SE 46th (at Main) – green      street planter construction
  • SE Salmon (41st to 44th)      – green street planter construction

 

The week of July 25

  • SE Madison (49th to 50th)      – manhole, mainline and lateral sewer construction
  • SE Yamhill (47th to 49th)      – manhole, mainline and lateral sewer construction
  • SE 41st (at Main) – green      street planter construction
  • SE 46th (at Main) – green      street planter construction
  • SE Salmon (41st to 44th)      – green street planter construction

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may also schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • The contractor will maintain local access, but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business.
  • You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.
  • On‐street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.
  • Some equipment and materials may be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases due to a variety of factors including weather, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.
  • Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during construction.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/sehawthorne or contact Matt Gough. For more information on the Tabor to the River program, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver.

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Thank you!

Matt Gough

Community Outreach

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

 

Working for clean rivers

Over one-third of Portland's 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Portland combines sewer improvements that replace or repair Portland’s aging sewer pipes with green streets, ecoroofs, trees and other green infrastructure to increase sewer system efficiency, and protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure keeps stormwater out of the sewer system, filters pollutants, provides habitat and increases neighborhood green space for healthier watersheds. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

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

Opening of BIKETOWN Tuesday July 19th

Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Commissioner Steve Novick will join NIKE, Inc. Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro to mark the official opening of Portland’s bike share system, BIKETOWN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:

John Brady (503) 823-7375

john.brady@portlandoregon.gov

Dylan Rivera (503) 823-3723

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

 

NEWS ADVISORY:

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Commissioner Steve Novick join NIKE, Inc. Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro, BIKETOWN founding members and other Portlanders to celebrate the official opening of BIKETOWN

Participants to take opening day ride over Tilikum Crossing

(July 18, 2016) On Tuesday, July 19, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Commissioner Steve Novick will join NIKE, Inc. Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro to mark the official opening of Portland’s bike share system, BIKETOWN. They will be joined by Portlanders, including community leaders and founding BIKETOWN members, in an inaugural ride across Tilikum Crossing.

WHO:  U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer

   Commissioner Steve Novick

   NIKE, Inc. Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro

   BIKETOWN Founding Members

WHAT:  Celebration of the opening of BIKETOWN, Portland’s bike share system.

WHEN:  11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19th 2016.

WHERE:  Collaborative Life Sciences Building, 2730 S.W. Moody Ave.

VISUALS:  News media can take footage of speakers and community members celebrating the opening of BIKETOWN. There will be a ceremonial unlocking of the first bike. Participants will take an inaugural bike ride across Tilikum Crossing. Elected officials and other community leaders will be available for interviews. 

Deconstruction Ordinance Effective October 31, 2016

Portland City Council adopted an ordinance, including code language, which requires projects seeking a demolition permit of a house or duplex to fully deconstruct that structure if it was built in 1916 or earlier or is a designated historic resource.

BDS CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
July 12, 2016

Contact: Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, (503) 823-4268
 

Deconstruction Ordinance Effective October 31, 2016

Portland City Council adopted an ordinance, including code language, which requires projects seeking a demolition permit of a house or duplex to fully deconstruct that structure if it was built in 1916 or earlier or is a designated historic resource. The new deconstruction requirements become effective October 31, 2016. As we draw closer to the implementation date, we will share more information about how deconstruction requirements will be coordinated with the permit application/approval process.

Deconstruction is a method for removing structures that keeps valuable materials out of the landfill, protects health, creates pathways to construction careers and generates affordable reusable building materials.

Earth Advantage and the Building Material Reuse Association (BMRA) will offer training and certification in deconstruction beginning the week of July 18, 2016. The first training and certification is for contractors. A second training, later this fall, will focus on developing the skills needed to work on a deconstruction site. Information on training can be found here.

Visit the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s News Release for more detail about deconstruction in the City of Portland.

To learn more about the Bureau of Development Services, visit us online at www.portlandoregon.gov/bds.

Street Improvements on SE Tacoma from 6th to 17th, July 14-18

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Tacoma Street from SE 6th Avenue to SE 17th Avenue on Thursday, July 14, through Sunday, July 17, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

News media contact:

Dylan Rivera

503-823-3723

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

@PBOTinfo

 
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 

Street improvements on SE Tacoma Street from SE 6th Avenue to SE 17th Avenue, July 14-18

(July 11, 2016) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Tacoma Street from SE 6th Avenue to SE 17th Avenue on Thursday, July 14, through Sunday, July 17, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind 2.2 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date. Both grinding and paving are being coordinated with the Sellwood Bridge closures to alleviate heavy traffic delays.

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.

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 reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.