GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that the section of West Burnside Street damaged by a recent water main break is slated to be repaved this weekend.
Eastbound lanes of West Burnside Street between SW Broadway and Third Avenue will be closed from 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 through the evening of Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. The work depends on dry weather and the schedule may change.
The repaving is the final stage of emergency repairs undertaken by the City of Portland bureaus of water and transportation following the rupture of a 24-inch water main in the early hours of Oct. 29. That break underneath West Burnside Street and Southwest Fourth Avenue caused localized flooding and affected eastbound lanes for two blocks around the site as well as one block of SW Fourth Avenue south of Burnside Street.
The Transportation Bureau reopened the street within four days of the break with a temporary paving fix to restore traffic flow and increase access to local businesses. The intent was to return to the area when weather allows.
Crews need dry weather to complete paving, and the bureau expects a short window this weekend.
During paving, eastbound traffic will be detoured onto SW Broadway to SW Stark Street and then to SW Second Avenue before rejoining West Burnside Street.
One block of SW Fourth Avenue also will be repaved and will be closed at SW Ankeny Street. Northbound travelers on SW Fourth Avenue will be rerouted at SW Pine Street to SW Second Avenue.
For more information, see the Transportation Bureau’s Oct. 31, 2013 news release. For updates over the weekend, follow @PBOTinfo on Twitter.
The Portland Water Bureau must postpone the re-opening of the new Park Center at Powell Butte Nature Park in southeast Portland until March 2014. It was scheduled to open in October 2013.
The contractor and several of their sub-contractors on the bureau’s Powell Butte Reservoir 2 Project have requested more time to complete work on the new, much anticipated Visitors Center (classroom, interpretive displays, and restrooms), the main parking lot and improvements to the multi-use trail system.
The park continues to remain open to the public during posted visiting hours. Alternate parking locations remain available at SE Holgate Boulevard and SE 136th Avenue; the Bowling Center parking lot at SE Powell Boulevard and SE 164th Avenue, and at 14424 SE Center Street at the bureau’s Vivian Pump Station lot.
Park users are reminded to keep out of the fenced, hazardous construction areas.
The Portland Water Bureau appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation as we near completion on the second 50-million gallon underground reservoir at Powell Butte and the exciting publicly-required park improvements.
West Burnside Street has been opened on an interim basis. The area still needs finall paving, but that requires two full days of dry weather. Watch the Bureau of Transportation website for future announcements on a paving schedule at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/32360
On Thursday, October 31, 2013, the Portland Bureau of Transportation advised the traveling public that repairs resulting from a water main break will require continued lane closures on West Burnside Street and the closure of SW Fourth Avenue at least through next week.
For additional details, visit http://bit.ly/HxhG0i.
The public is invited to attend the Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run working group meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Zigzag Ranger District located at 70220 E Hwy 26, Zigzag,Oregon.
Under the terms of a 20-year agreement between the Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest, staff engaged in the management of the Bull Run watershed--Portland’s primary drinking water source-- meet semi-annually each year. The purpose of these meetings is to review work plans, budgets and staff assignments; and communicate accomplishments and issues addressed during the course of management activities. An annual report is presented at the spring meetings.
For more information about the 20-year stewardship agreement between the Portland Water Bureau and the Mt. Hood National Forest, please go to Bull Run Agreement | Protection and Stewardship | The City of Portland, Oregon or http://www.fs.usda.gov/news/mthood/news-events.