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Section of SE 60th Avenue to close for 12 days


Starting on Monday, July 12, the Portland Water Bureau must close SE 60th Ave., between SE Lincoln St. and SE Hawthorne Blvd., around-the-clock for construction work. This work is an additional part of the Mount Tabor Reservoirs Maintenance and Security Project. The closure will continue through Friday, July 23.

The contractor will install two huge concrete utility vaults -- one measuring 8 feet x 16 feet -- and 50 feet of 30-inch diameter pipe. The magnitude of the work does not allow for plating the street to permit safe vehicular passage when construction work is not underway, or after work hours.

Detour signs and barricades will be posted for public safety.

Motorists and bicyclists are encouraged to find alternate routes. Please avoid using adjacent narrow streets like SE 59th through 51st avenues so as to not heavily impact those residents. The Portland Police Bureau will increase patrols to enforce traffic laws.

TriMet's Bus Line 71 - SE 60th Ave. to SE 122nd Ave. - will be temporarily rerouted during the street closure. See Map below.

Trimet detours line #71








Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve the city's century old water system.

For more information, please visit, or contact Water Bureau Community Outreach staff at 503-823-6020, or 503-823-6926.

Tim Hall

Senior Community Outreach Coordinator


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July 1, 2010 at 8:15 AM

"No comments since Jennie left" is probably because there have only been 2 blogs in the 9 days since she left and they were mundane.

We miss our blog.



July 2, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Seriously - what are you guys doing with the blog now that Jennie is gone?

I'm with "Jen" - we miss our blog (and our blogmistress).

What's going to happen? When will the blog start having frequent content again?

you're not doing away with it right?

Who's the next Jennie?

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