SE Ivon – Madison Green Street Project: Construction Update
January 10, 2014
Environmental Services is currently working on a project to construct 13 green street planters near SE 41st and Ivon and SE 58th and Madison to remove stormwater from the public sewer system. This project also includes refurbishing two existing green street planters on SE 29th between SE Grant and Harrison. Maps of the facility locations can be found on the project website.
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, and reduce the possibility of basement backups into homes and businesses and sewage overflows onto streets. Environmental Services builds green streets throughout the city.
For more information, and to see project maps, head to the project website at portlandoregon.gov/bes/ivonmadison.
Construction is ongoing. Crews have been working on facilities on SE 41st near Clinton and Taggart, and will move on to the sites on SE 41st and Ivon next. The project should be completed by early April.
When crews are working in a neighborhood, there will be some traffic disruptions, including some temporary road closures. Cars and bikes should follow the signed detour routes, and avoid the work zones where possible. The contractor will maintain local access.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
- Parking within and adjacent to the work site may be limited.
- Typical work hours are 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.
- Equipment and materials may be secured and stored on nearby streets overnight.
- A city construction inspector is on-site during work hours, and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a safety vest and hard hat.
For more information and project updates, please visit the project website at portlandoregon.gov/bes/ivonmadison. You can also contact Becky Tillson at 503-823-2827 or Rebecca.Tillson@portlandoregon.gov.
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.