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SE Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project: May 27, 2016

The Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project includes installing 23 green street planters, planting 100 street trees, and repairing or replacing over 10,000 feet of public sewer pipe. These improvements will extend the service life of our sewer system and protect public health, property and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses. This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program.

SE Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project: May 27, 2016

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project includes installing 23 green street planters, planting 100 street trees, and repairing or replacing over 10,000 feet of public sewer pipe. These improvements will extend the service life of our sewer system and protect public health, property and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses. This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Sewer construction on SE Hawthorne Boulevard requiring traffic control all days and all hours is complete

  • Remaining work includes spot paving the parking strip on the south side of Hawthorne Boulevard between SE 44th and 46th avenues, and installing two tree wells between SE 46th and 47th avenues.
  • This work will is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 20 and is expected to be completed by June 30. Construction hours for these remaining tasks are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Green street planter construction in several locations is scheduled to begin next week

  • Green street planter construction involves excavating, form and pouring the concrete planter, and vegetating the planter in the fall or spring. Often there are periods of inactivity between each step.
  • See schedule below for specific locations

Construction on SE 43rd and 46th avenues between Madison and Main streets continues for about one more week

  • Once complete, crews will begin sewer construction on SE 47th between Salmon and Yamhill streets and SE 45th between Hawthorne Boulevard and Main Street

SEWER CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next two weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

The week of May 31

  • SE 43rd Avenue (Madison to Main) – manhole and mainline and lateral sewer construction
  • SE 46th Avenue (Madison to Main) – manhole and mainline and lateral sewer construction
  • SE 41st (Hawthorne to just south of Clay) – green street planter construction
  • SE 41st (at Main) – green street planter construction
  • SE 46th (at Main) – green street planter construction
  • SE Salmon (41st to 44th) – green street planter construction
  • No work will occur on May 30

The week of June 6

  • SE 45rd Avenue (Hawthorne to Main) – manhole, mainline and lateral sewer construction
  • SE 47th Avenue (Salmon to Yamhill) – manhole, mainline and lateral sewer construction

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/sehawthorne or contact Matt Gough. For more information on the Tabor to the River program, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver.

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Thank you!

Matt Gough

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

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.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711

Sunnyside East Green Street and Sewer Project: Halfway through design and presentation on June 2

In spring 2015, Environmental Services began designing a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace 4,500 feet of 100-year-old public sewer pipe that is deteriorating due to age, and add 18 green street planters to remove 2.4 million gallons of stormwater from sewer pipes. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

Sunnyside East Green Street and Sewer Project Update: May 27, 2016

In spring 2015, Environmental Services began designing a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace 4,500 feet of 100-year-old public sewer pipe that is deteriorating due to age, and add 18 green street planters to remove 2.4 million gallons of stormwater from sewer pipes. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

Click here to see a project map: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/70815

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU

After meeting with neighbors last summer, following up with soil testing, and hearing from many other neighbors, we have made several changes to the original proposed green street locations. Some of the planters have been moved, redesigned, or removed entirely. Two new planters are proposed on SE Taylor off 42nd Avenue. SE Yamhill between 31st and 35th needs a larger pipe to pick up some of the stormwater from the neighborhood.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Learn more about the project and provide feedback at the open house and presentation on Thursday, June 2, 206 at the Belmont Library, 1038 SE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard. Open house is from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. and the presentation starts at 6:45 P.M.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SunnysideEast. Sign up for email updates by sending an email to Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “Sunnyside East” in the subject line. To see the latest newsletter click here.

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. We appreciate your communication and want to hear from you.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth 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. 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.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711

NW District Sewer Repair Project UPDATE

Environmental Services is continuing construction on a project to replace about 8,000 feet of sewer pipe that is in poor condition in northwest Portland. The pipes range in size from eight to 36 inches. The project will increase sewer system capacity and help prevent sewer backups in basements. The project is expected to last up to 18 months.

NW District Sewer Replacement Project: May 26, 2016 Update

Construction Update

Environmental Services is continuing construction on a project to replace about 8,000 feet of sewer pipe that is in poor condition in northwest Portland. The pipes range in size from eight to 36 inches. The project will increase sewer system capacity and help prevent sewer backups in basements. The project is expected to last up to 18 months.

A project map is available here: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/nwdistrict

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Our contractor should complete the first phase of night work this week at NW Wilson and NW 23rd Avenue. Phase one construction will then switch to daytime work hours and move west on NW Wilson Street. It will take a couple of weeks for construction crews to reach NW 24th Avenue, installing 36-inch concrete sewer pipe and new manholes on NW Wilson. In the second phase of construction a few weeks later, work crews will install building connections and storm drains. There will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.

There will be up to five months of night work throughout this project. We will continue to keep you updated as the project progresses.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

The maps posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/nwdistrict show the anticipated construction schedule for the next few weeks. Areas on the map, marked in gray, are currently not on the schedule or are not completed. We will keep the link to the construction schedule maps up to date and will post construction photos.

The construction schedules are subject to change due to underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

NOISE VARIANCE

The Portland Noise Control Office granted Environmental Services a noise variance for overnight construction at specified locations (see map) for up to f months on this project. Night work hours are 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. If you have questions or concerns during night work hours, you can call the City of Portland on-site hotline at 503-823-6290. You can also contact the Portland Noise Control Office at 503-823-7350 or noise@portlandoregon.gov. If you have questions or concerns about the project during regular business hours, please contact Joe Annett at 503-823-2934 or joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov.. Environmental Services will also forward any noise-related comments to the Noise Office.

Thank you,

Joe Annett

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2934 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6313

Email: Joseph.Annett@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711