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June 4, 2014

Improvements Scheduled on SE 101st Avenue as Part of the Kelly Butte Reservoir Project

Beginning soon this month, a contractor working for the Portland Water Bureau on the Kelly Butte Reservoir project will make improvements at the southern end of SE 101st Avenue to the north of Kelly Butte.

The improvements will include the installation of a seven-foot wide sidewalk on the west side of the street between the SE 101st Avenue pump station and the cul-de-sac at the end of the road.

Sidewalk construction is slated to begin around the end of June and will take about one week to complete. 

As part of the sidewalk construction, three trees and shrubs along the right-of-way will need to be removed. Tree and shrub removal is scheduled to take one to two days. In addition, a security camera will be installed at the entrance to the Portland Water Bureau’s maintenance entry.

The new Kelly Butte Reservoir coupled with the second 50-million gallon underground reservoir under construction at Powell Butte Nature Park will allow Portland to comply with the federal mandate Long-Term 2 Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) and reduce the seismic vulnerability of east side water storage. Once reservoir construction is complete at Kelly Butte, more than 1,667 trees and 7,254 shrubs will be planted on the butte.