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Traffic Advisory: Spring paving to close lanes on N Denver Avenue from May 26-June 2

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Denver Avenue from N Rosa Parks Way to N Buffalo Street from Tuesday, May 26 to Tuesday June 2 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: SPRING PAVING TO CLOSE LANES ON N DENVER AVENUE FROM MAY 26-JUNE 2

News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: May 22nd, 2015 10:28 AM

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Denver Avenue from N Rosa Parks Way to N Buffalo Street from Tuesday, May 26 to Tuesday June 2 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to prepare the road surface and pave 1.53 lane miles.

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 flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

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

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Contact Info:
Diane Dulken 503-577-8236
Dylan Rivera 503-577-7534

 

NW Front Avenue Green Street Planters Project Update: May 22, 2015

Environmental Services uses green streets throughout the city to help manage stormwater and protect water quality in our rivers and streams. This project will pilot planter designs meant to manage stormwater runoff from the public right-of-way in areas with surrounding industrial uses. Green streets also add green space to neighborhoods.

NW Front Avenue Green Street Planters Project Update: May 22, 2015

Environmental Services uses green streets throughout the city to help manage stormwater and protect water quality in our rivers and streams. This project will pilot planter designs meant to manage stormwater runoff from the public right-of-way in areas with surrounding industrial uses. Green streets also add green space to neighborhoods.

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

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Environmental Services continues to design a green street project along NW Front Avenue near NW 26th Drive to manage stormwater runoff. The project has eliminated two of the five green street planters.
  • The three green street planters will extend into the right-of-way to capture the highest volume of stormwater. Existing sidewalks and pedestrian amenities will be maintained, although some existing parking spaces may be removed. The planters will be designed to collect stormwater runoff from the adjacent right-of-way into vegetated planters. This will allow it to slow and settle, removing suspended sediments before it is discharged to the storm system.

PROJECT TIMELINE

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in late summer 2015. Each planter generally takes several weeks to construct, although work may take place in phases and there may be delays between phases. We will continue to provide you information as the project gets closer to construction.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, or to be added to a project email list, please email Debbie at Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “NW Front” in the subject line. Thank you for your interest in this important stormwater management project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831 | Cell Phone: 503-823-1243

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

N Lagoon Avenue Green Street Planter Project Update: May 22, 2015

Environmental Services uses green streets throughout the city to help manage stormwater and protect water quality in our rivers and streams. This project will pilot planter designs meant to manage stormwater runoff from the public right-of-way in areas with surrounding industrial uses. Green streets also add green space to neighborhoods.

N Lagoon Avenue Green Street Planter Project Update: May 22, 2015

Environmental Services uses green streets throughout the city to help manage stormwater and protect water quality in our rivers and streams. This project will pilot planter designs meant to manage stormwater runoff from the public right-of-way in areas with surrounding industrial uses. Green streets also add green space to neighborhoods.

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

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Environmental Services continues to design a green street project along N Lagoon Avenue between N Dolphin and N Commerce to help manage stormwater runoff. One of the planters has been eliminated from the design but the one planter on the north side of Lagoon is still included and will help to remove suspended sediments and slow the flow of stormwater into the adjacent city storm system, which leads to the river.

PROJECT TIMELINE

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in late summer 2015. Each planter generally takes several weeks to construct, although work may take place in phases and there may be delays between phases. We will continue to provide you information as the project gets closer to construction.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, or to be added to a project email list, please email Debbie at Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “N Lagoon” in the subject line. Thank you for your interest in this important stormwater management project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831 | Cell Phone: 503-823-1243

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

SW Ventilation: Taylors Ferry Closed until 10:00 a.m. 5/21

Environmental Services is working on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate potential growth. The contractor is installing about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe along SW Taylors Ferry Road, 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and permanent odor controls east of SW Taylors Ferry Road.

  • SW Taylors Ferry Road is closed until construction is complete this morning, about 10:00 a.m. while crews work to finish installing a pipe from late last night.

Work is weather dependent. Bypass pumps move sewage around the section of pipe under construction. When it rains, stormwater runoff can increase flow beyond the capacity of bypass pumps, which can postpone construction.

Southwest Ventilation Project Update: May 21, 2015

Environmental Services is working on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate potential growth. The contractor is installing about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe along SW Taylors Ferry Road, 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and permanent odor controls east of SW Taylors Ferry Road.

Project information and a detour route is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SWVentilation.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION:

  • The City needs to completely close SW Taylors Ferry Road if construction makes vehicle passage unsafe.
  • Motorists and bicycle riders should expect delays and consider detouring around the construction area.
  • Traffic signs and flaggers for lane restrictions will be in place for your safety during construction. Detour signs will be taken down when the road reopens.

Thank you for your cooperation during this important 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 near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Ashley Tjaden

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-3713

Phone: 503-823-5281

Email: ashley.tjaden@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.

To receive email updates for this project, send an email to ashley.tjaden@portlandoregon.gov with “SW Ventilation” in the subject line.

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please email me with “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.