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UPDATE -- TRAFFIC ADVISORY 10/29/13: Water Main Repair Reduces Westbound Traffic on W. Burnside to One-Lane Past Work Zone;Eastbound Lanes to Stay Closed through the Night

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October 29th, 2013 3:11 PM
UPDATE: WATER MAIN REPAIRS ON SW 4TH AVENUE AT W BURNSIDE STREET TO CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30
Due to the extent of the damage to a 100-year old cast iron water main on SW 4th Avenue at W Burnside Street, the Portland Water Bureau is reporting it must keep the eastbound lane of W Burnside Street closed. Maintenance crews will continue to work overnight to get the streets re-opened by Wednesday morning, October 30.

Westbound traffic on W Burnside will continue to be channeled into one lane past the work zone, with flaggers posted to ensure traffic safety. The northbound lanes on SW 4th Avenue also remain closed at the intersections of SW Ankeny Street and W Burnside Street until the work is completed.

Portland Water Bureau crews responded to a water main break at 12:45 am on Tuesday, October 29. The aging 24-inch diameter pipe ruptured sending water in all directions. The repair work will require the installation of 36 feet of new ductile iron water pipe.


October 29th, 2013 9:12 AM
UPDATE: WATER MAIN REPAIR REDUCES WESTBOUND TRAFFIC ON W. BURNSIDE TO ONE-LANE PAST WORK ZONE

Due to the extent of the work site, westbound traffic on W. Burnside Street has been reduced to one-lane between SW 3rd Avenue and SW 5th Avenue. Traffic resumes to two-lanes on W. Burnside Street after SW 5th Avenue. Eastbound traffic remains closed, being detoured at SW 5th Avenue. 

Northbound traffic on SW 4th Avenue is detoured at SW Ankeny Street. Traffic is heavy at this time. Expect delays on SW 4th Avenue.


October 29th, 2013 3:24 AM
TRAFFIC ADVISORY 10/29/13: WATER MAIN BREAK DETOURS DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC ON W. BURNSIDE STREET AT SW 3RD AND SW 6TH AVENUE

Portland Water Bureau has responded to a water main break. A 24-inch diameter cast iron pipe installed in 1913 ruptured on SW 4th Avenue at W. Burnside Street.

Significant damage to pavement on W. Burnside eastbound traffic on W. Burnside Street will be detoured at SW 3rd Avenue and SW 6th Avenue. Water has been shutdown. Water Bureau crews have arrived on-scene.

The main break was reported at 12:45 am by the Portland Police Bureau. Water Bureau anticipates repairs to take most of today. 

Tim Hall
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY 10/30/13: Water Main Repair Completed; Work to Prepare for Repaving SW 4th Avenue and W Burnside Street Now Underway

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Crews from the Portland Water Bureau have completed the repairs to the broken water main and the pipeline is back in service. Work is now underway to prepare the intersection of SW 4th Avenue and W Burnside Street for re-paving.

For most of today, the eastbound lanes of W Burnside Street will remained closed, between SW 5th and SW 3rd Avenues. Traffic detours remain in place. Westbound traffic on W Burnside will continue to be channeled into one lane past the work zone, with cones and flaggers posted to ensure traffic safety. The northbound lanes on SW 4th Avenue also remain closed at the intersections of SW Ankeny Street and W Burnside Street until the work is completed.

On October 29, the Portland Water Bureau responded to a water main break. A 100-year old, 24-inch diameter cast iron pipe ruptured sending water in all directions. Crews installed 36 feet of new ductile iron water pipe to make the repair.

Tim Hall
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Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run Working Group Meeting Scheduled

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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.

Terry Black

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Portland Bureau of Transportation: Repair from Broken Water Main to Require W Burnside Lane Closures through Next Week

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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.

Lindsay Wochnick

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