Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 11, 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.
Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next couple of 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 December 15
- SE Knight Street (between 41st and 43rd) – Continue to pipe burst, connect or install manholes, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE Knight Street (between 40th and 41st) – Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE 28th Avenue (between SE Martins and Woodstock) – Continue open cut and connect or install manholes.
Week of December 22 (No work on December 24 – 26)
- SE 40th (off Reedway) – Open cut and connect or install manhole, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
- SE Knight Street (between Cesar Chavez Blvd and 41st) – Pipe burst, connect or install manholes, install new branches to connect houses to main public sewer pipe.
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 maintains local access, but you should expect delays.
- On-street parking in or near the work area is prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
- Equipment and materials are stored on nearby streets overnight.
- There will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
- A city inspector is 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 hard hat.
- Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children and pets clear of all construction activities, supplies and equipment
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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.
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204
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.