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Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: May 30, 2014

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: May 30, 2014

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU

Neighbors have asked how long excavated materials will be stored at SE 44th and Lexington. The contractor is seeking other locations north in the neighborhood to stage these materials and should move out of this location in the next month or so when work is complete in the southern portion of the project.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next couple of weeks. As the contractor completes construction on each street, a temporary asphalt patch is applied. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.

Week of June 2

  • SE Crystal Springs Blvd (SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd to 41st) – Continue to connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Crystal Springs Blvd (SE 41st to 44th) – Set up and start pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Knapp Street (SE 36th to Cesar E Chavez Blvd) – Dig out concrete and pave with asphalt (except Friday).
  • SE Flavel Street (SE 36th to 37th) – Permanent paving of patched trenches.

Week of June 9

  • SE Crystal Springs Blvd (SE 42nd to 44th) – Continue pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Knapp Street (SE 36th to Cesar E Chavez Blvd) – Continue to dig out concrete and pave with asphalt (except Friday).PLEASE NOTE: This is dependent on equipment availability.
  • SE Malden Street (east and west of SE 42nd) – Start open trench construction (except Friday). PLEASE NOTE: This is dependent on completion of paving of SE Knapp and crew availability.

Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.

Construction should be completed by summer 2015. The project area is bordered by SE Woodstock Boulevard on the north, SE 28th Avenue on the west, SE 45th Avenue on the east and SE Crystal Springs Boulevard on the south.

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

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • 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.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic control signs will be set up. The contractor will maintain local access, but you should expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a safety vest and hard hat.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities. Please keep your children from harm and instruct them to stay clear of all construction activities. We also appreciate your keeping pets and vehicles out of the construction areas.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Learn more about this project at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eastmorelandwoodstock. To receive project updates by email, send an email to Debbie Caselton at Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “Eastmoreland” in the subject line.

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.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@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.