NE Cleveland and N Shaver Green Street: Project Coming Soon
October 28, 2013
Becky Tillson, 503-823-2827, email@example.com
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WHAT IS A GREEN STRET?
Green streets are planters that collect stormwater runoff from streets and allow water to soak into the ground as soil and plants filter pollutants. Green streets keep stormwater out of the sewer system, replenish groundwater supplies and add green space to neighborhoods. Environmental Services builds green streets throughout the city.
Environmental Services is designing a green street project in your neighborhood at the corner of NE Cleveland and N Shaver (see map). After construction, the city will plant the green street with low-growing vegetation adaptable to a variety of conditions. City maintenance crews will visit the facility about four times a year to remove any debris, weed, water and replace plants if needed. The city welcomes help from neighbors with weeding, watering (especially during hot weather), litter removal and keeping the inlet free of leaves and debris.
Visit our website for more information on green streets and sustainable stormwater management in Portland.
You may see markings on the street, or crews preparing for construction. Construction is tentatively scheduled for early 2014. We will keep you updated as the project progresses.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
- Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
- Construction activities may create noise, vibration and dust, and may disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
- Traffic congestion in the area may increase and you may experience delays in getting to your destination.
- 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 staging area may be prohibited during work hours.
- Equipment and materials may be stored in or near the work area overnight.
- 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.
Thank you for your cooperation during this important green street project. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns, such business operations, medical issues or deliveries; we will be happy to work with you.
Community Outreach and Information
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: 503-823-2827 l Cell Phone: 803-823-6615
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.