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Phone: 503-823-7740

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1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Traffic Advisory: Sewer construction to periodically close lanes on NE Killingsworth St between MLK Blvd and 8th Ave for September and October

(August 23) - The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services advises the traveling public that a sewer construction project will involve periodic lane closures on NE Killingsworth Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and NE 8th Avenue for about two months beginning August 27, 2018.    

Construction will occur during day and night hours, but not during evening rush hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or on Sundays or holidays.  

One lane will be maintained at all times. The traveling public is required to follow signage and directions of flaggers when present.  

People traveling by motor vehicle or bicycle should expect delays during construction, share the road and travel with caution.  

The work is part of the Woodlawn-King Streets Sewer Repair project to repair or replace over 16,000 feet (more than three miles) of public sewer pipes that are on average 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. This project will protect the public and environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.

Media Contact: Taffy Spencer, 503-823-8601,