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Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: July 10, 2014

Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: July 10, 2014

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 SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next few weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including underground conditions, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. As the contractor completes construction on each street, work crews apply a temporary asphalt patch. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.

Week of July 14

  • SE Malden Street (east and west of SE 42nd) – Finish open trench construction and connect branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe (no Fridays).
  • SE 31st Avenue (south of SE Carlton Street) – Finish connecting or installing manholes, and installing new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE 32nd Avenue (between SE Claybourne and Tolman Streets) - Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Crystal Springs Boulevard – Continue paving

Week of July 21

  • SE Martins Street (west of SE 32nd) – Start open trench construction (no Fridays).
  • SE 32nd Avenue (between SE Claybourne and Tolman Streets) - Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, and install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
  • SE Crystal Springs Boulevard – Continue paving (weather dependent)

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

  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and potentially 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 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 will 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 and pets from harm and instruct them to stay clear of all construction activities.

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