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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

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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