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Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: October 22, 2014

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: October 22, 2014

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton and Tabor to the River Program information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Sewer construction on SE Clinton (33rd Place and 35th Avenue) will detour motor vehicles beginning next week

  • Next week crews are schedule to begin installing new main public sewer on SE Clinton between SE 33rd Place and SE 35th Avenue.
  • The size of the work zone will require motor vehicles to detour to SE Woodward between 33rd Place and 35th Avenue during construction hours for about three weeks.
  • Bicyclists will continue to be allowed to travel on Clinton using a designated two way path next to the work zone.
  • On-street parking on one side of SE Woodward (33rd Place and 35th Avenue) and one side of SE 33rd Place (Clinton to Woodward) will be temporarily removed to accommodate detour traffic flow. Residents on the detour route will be provided additional notification.
  • Please help us maintain a safe environment by slowing down near work zones and following all traffic control signage. Your cooperation and patience during this important phase is appreciated.

Several Green Streets ready for planting

  • Several green streets and corner improvements with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliant ramps have been constructed on SE Ivon Street between 21st and 25th avenues.
  • Planting has not been scheduled, but will likely occur this fall or spring.

Pervious (porous) paving on SE Ivon has been postponed

  • Pervious paving on SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues has been postponed until further notice.
  • Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the rest of this week and next week. 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.

The rest of this week

  • SE 34th (Division to Clinton) – Main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction
  • SE 34th Avenue (at Clinton) – Construction of two green streets and corner improvement with ADA ramps
  • SE 35th Place (Clinton to Woodward) – Construction of several green streets and one corner improvement with ADA ramp
  • SE 36th Avenue (at Woodward) – Construction of several green streets

Week of October 27

  • SE Clinton (33rd Place to 35th Avenue) – Main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays.
  • 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.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a hard hat and City of Portland safety vest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton or contact Matt Gough.

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.

Sincerely,

Matt

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

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

Morrison Bridge closed Saturday for lift span work

The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles on Saturday, October 25 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: October 22, 2014

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

Morrison Bridge closed Saturday for lift span work

The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles on Saturday, October 25 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

Sidewalks will remain open for bicyclists and pedestrians during the inspection. The on and off-ramps from the bridge to I-5 and I-84 will be closed. While the I-5 southbound City Center/Morrison Bridge off-ramp (exit 300) will be closed, the I-5 southbound ramp to Highway 99E/U.S. 26 will remain open. Motorists can access I-5 north at N.E. Broadway and N. Williams Avenue and enter I-84 eastbound at N.E. Grand Avenue and N.E. Everett Street. Onramps to the bridge will be closed at S.E. Grand Avenue and S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. During the closure, TriMet’s 15-Belmont line will use the Burnside Bridge in both directions.

Multnomah County maintains six Willamette River bridges and 300 miles of roads. For more information, visit www.multco.us/bridges.

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

NE 47th and Halsey Green Street Construction Begins Week of October 27

Construction is anticipated to begin the week of October 27 on the NE 47th and Halsey Green Street Project. The project is a partnership between the bureaus of Environmental Services and Transportation to improve stormwater management and transportation safety at the complex intersection of NE 47th Avenue, NE Halsey Street and NE Euclid Avenue. The intersection had the 22nd highest crash rate in 2010 of all 22,000 intersections in Portland.

NE 47th and Halsey Green Street

Construction Begins Week of October 27

CONTACT:

Alice Coker, Environmental Services, 503-823-7914, Alice.Coker@portlandoregon.gov

Greg Raisman, Transportation, 503-823-1052, Greg.Raisman@portlandoregon.gov

Construction is anticipated to begin the week of October 27 on the NE 47th and Halsey Green Street Project. The project is a partnership between the bureaus of Environmental Services and Transportation to improve stormwater management and transportation safety at the complex intersection of NE 47th Avenue, NE Halsey Street and NE Euclid Avenue. The intersection had the 22nd highest crash rate in 2010 of all 22,000 intersections in Portland.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/47thHalsey.

The project includes constructing green street planters and landscaped green space that will remove 320,000 gallons of stormwater runoff from the sewer system annually, protect water quality and the environment, and improve transportation safety.

SCHEDULE

Construction by Bureau of Transportation crews is anticipated to begin the week of October 27 and take about four weeks to complete. Typical construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. If needed, the contractor may work the same hours on Saturday.

PROJECT DESIGN

Green street planters on the east side of the project area will manage stormwater from both NE Halsey and NE Euclid.

After construction, there will still be traffic access from Euclid to 47th. There will no longer be traffic access from Euclid to Halsey. The project includes removing asphalt from the intersection and replacing it with lawn and street trees.

Environmental Services will use plants in the green streets that support pollinators to test how well the plants perform in green street planters. Pollinators like hummingbirds, bees and butterflies are essential to plant reproduction and maintaining healthy ecosystems.

The re-designed intersection will serve as a gateway gathering space to the residential area accessed by NE Euclid. This project has the strong support of Rose City Park Neighborhood Association, which has agreed to maintain the non-stormwater portions of the green space.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction will create noise, vibration, dust and traffic impacts.
  • Equipment and materials may need to be stored on some city streets.
  • On-street parking in the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
  • Orange signs and barricades reading “ROAD CLOSED to Thru Traffic – Local Access Only” are intended to reduce overall traffic going through the area while construction is underway, but anyone who lives or needs to conduct business within the construction zone will be allowed access.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For questions about stormwater management features of this project, contact Alice Coker with Environmental Services at 503-823-7914 or email Alice.Coker@portlandoregon.gov. For questions about transportation safety features of this project, contact Greg Raisman with Transportation at 503-823-1052 or email Greg.Raisman@portlandoregon.gov.

Visit the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/47thHalsey for periodic updates.

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

Stormwater runoff can impact water quality in rivers and streams. Portland uses 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.

New City Tree Program and Regulations Training Dates Announced

On January 2, 2015, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and the Bureau of Parks and Recreation (PPR) will be implementing elements of the Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project (“Tree Project”) through a new Tree Program. To help inform customers of the new Tree Program and associated regulations and processes, free Tree Program training classes are being offered in November and December 2014 and in January 2015.

New City Tree Program and Regulations Training Dates Announced

On January 2, 2015, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and the Bureau of Parks and Recreation (PPR) will be implementing elements of the Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project (“Tree Project”) through a new Tree Program. To help inform customers of the new Tree Program and associated regulations and processes, free Tree Program training classes are being offered in November and December 2014 and in January 2015.
 
Training on the new program and regulations is being offered based on the needs of general contractors, land use review applicants, home owners, and arborists.  These training classes are also open to other interested parties.  Please RSVP with Lauren Wirtis at 503-823-7538 or Lauren.Wirtis@portlandoregon.gov so that we can ensure there is adequate seating and hand-out material available.
 
We strongly encourage construction industry professionals to attend the training that best meets the needs of your expertise and practice.  If you cannot make a training class, additional information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/trees or by calling 503-823-TREE (8733).

City Tree Program and Regulation Training Dates

Date   & Time

Location

Topic

Who   should attend

Friday
  November 7, 2014
  12 – 1 pm

1900 SW 4th Ave
  Room 2500A

Tree preservation and planting requirements for development projects

Building permit applicants

Thursday
  November 13, 2014
  6 – 7 pm

Portland Building
  1120 SW 5th Ave
  Room C (2nd Floor)

Tree permit requirements for non-development projects

Tree care professionals, Landscapers, Homeowners

Thursday
  November 20, 2014
  12 – 1 pm

Portland Building
  1120 SW 5th Ave
  Room C (2nd Floor)

Tree permit requirements for non-development projects

Tree care professionals, Landscapers, Homeowners

Wednesday
  December 10, 2014
  12 – 1 pm

1900 SW 4th Ave
  Room 2500A

New tree requirements for land use reviews

Land use review applicants

Wednesday
  December 17, 2014
  12 – 1 pm

1900 SW 4th Ave
  Room 2500A

Tree preservation and planting requirements for development projects

Building permit applicants

Wednesday
  January 14, 2015
  12 – 1 pm

1900 SW 4th Ave
  Room 2500A

New tree requirements for land use reviews

Land use review applicants


To learn more about the City Tree regulations, please visit the Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project Code and Commentary document.

Contact: Lauren Wirtis, 503-823-7538, Lauren.Wirtis@portlandoregon.gov


 

City advises residents to pick up and compost autumn leaves; keep streets safe and free of slippery conditions

It’s time to bring out the rakes. With heavy rain and gusty winds predicted for late tonight and early Wednesday, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking Portlanders to keep streets and storm drains clear of fallen leaves.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken

Portland Bureau of Transportation

503-823-5552, c: 503-577-8236

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

@PBOTinfo

News Advisory:

City advises residents to pick up and compost autumn leaves;

keep streets safe and free of slippery conditions

(October 21, 2014) – It’s time to bring out the rakes. With heavy rain and gusty winds predicted for late tonight and early Wednesday, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking Portlanders to keep streets and storm drains clear of fallen leaves.

Portland’s urban forest brings great beauty and benefits – from clean air and water to increased property values and free shade. But with trees come leaves – and when they fall in an urban environment, it's necessary to clean them up.

From now through mid-December, removing leaves from our streets is critical because letting them stay on the street can clog storm drains, flood intersections and make streets slippery. The City has 58,000 storm drains and asks the public to help in keeping them clear.

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is offering these storm tips:

  • Simply sweep leaves up and place them in your yard debris roll cart for easy pickup.
  • Please do not sweep leaves into the street- that creates a hazard for travelers as leaves get smashed and create a slick surface
  • If a storm drain floods and clearing the surface doesn’t work, call the Transportation Bureau’s dispatch line 24/7 at 503-823-1700. We will send a crew to clear the storm drain.
  • For residents near Fanno Creek and Johnson Creek, the Transportation Bureau has stocked two locations with sand and bags for winter weather. Those locations are at Gabriel Park and Lents Park and are self-service.
  • The City’s Leaf Day Pickup Service, which offers a one or two day pickup service in neighborhoods with a heavy concentration of street trees, begins November 2 and runs through December 17. The Leaf Day schedule and additional information may be found at www.portlandoregon.gov/leafday
  • More information on storm drains may be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/319801