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NE Cleveland and N Shaver Grees Street Project: Construction Starting Soon

NE Cleveland and N Shaver Green Street Project

Construction Starting Soon

January 15, 2014

Environmental Services is designing a green street project at the corner of NE Cleveland and N Shaver (see map). The single green street planter will remove about 132,000 gallons of stormwater from the sewer system every year.

A project map can be found here:


City crews are scheduled to start working the week of January 20th. Work should last about three to four weeks. For a short time there will be some work in NE Shaver, which may require a lane closure.


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.

After construction, the city will plant this new 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 and to weed, water and replace plants if needed. The city welcomes help from neighbors with weeding, watering (especially during hot weather), removing litter and keeping the inlet free of leaves and debris.

Visit for more information on green streets and sustainable stormwater management in Portland.


  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The city crew 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.
  • On-street parking in or near the staging area and work areas may be prohibited during work hours.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored in or near the work area overnight.


With questions or for more information, please contact Becky Tillson at 503-823-2827 or To be added to an email update list, email Becky with “NE Cleveland Green Street” in the subject line.



Becky Tillson

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


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