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Portsmouth-University Park sewer Repair Project Update: April 24, 2017

Environmental Services is designing a project to repair up to 7,700 feet, or almost one and a half miles, of public sewers in the Portsmouth and University Park neighborhoods.

Portsmouth-University Park Sewer Repair Project Update

Soil Sampling Underway

Environmental Services is designing a project to repair up to 7,700 feet, or almost one and a half miles, of public sewers in the Portsmouth and University Park neighborhoods. Many of the existing sewer pipes are 80 years old and in deteriorating condition. This project is one of many that will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

For a map of the project area, see the webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/PortsmouthUPark.

SCHEDULE

Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2018 and will take about a year and a half to complete. There is not a specific schedule until a contractor is hired next summer.

SOIL SAMPLING

Beginning late April 2017, work crews will be drilling holes in street pavement and taking soil samples at several locations to help the design engineers understand conditions that construction crews may encounter. What the engineers learn from analysis of soil, rock, and pavement samples will help them determine construction methods.

Before drilling starts, crews will be in the neighborhood to locate and mark underground utilities by painting stripes on streets and sidewalks or placing colored flags in landscaped areas. To learn what each utility locate color means, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/precon.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING SOIL SAMPLING

Work crews will collect samples Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. They will work in several locations a day within the same general area. Work at each site may take several hours and crews may be work in the same location for up to two days. Drilling will leave holes a few inches in diameter that work crews will fill immediately after drilling. This work will require temporary lane restrictions and on-street parking closures. There may be brief periods of noise, dust and mild vibration during drilling.

STAY INFORMED

We encourage you to sign up for email updates about the project schedule and activities and by visiting the project webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/PortsmouthUPark and click the SIGN UP! button. If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call Debbie Caselton at 503-823-2831 or email at Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov. Please include your name, property address and project name (Portsmouth-University Park) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write “Portsmouth-University Park” in the subject line of your email.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov.

Working for clean rivers

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. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711

New Portlander Policy Commission -- Orientation

PUBLIC NOTICE

New Portlander Policy Commission

Orientation session for new commissioners.  At City Hall's Rose Room, 1221 SW First Avenue, Portland, Oregon  97206

April 22, 2017. 10am to 3pm.  Contact: Ronault LS Catalani  |  ronault.catalani@portlandoregon.gov. |  503.823.6224

 

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PUBLIC RECORD

New Portlander Policy Commission  |  New Commissioner Orientation April 22, 2012 at City Hall Rose Room

The 25-member New Portlander Policy Commission was established by City Ordinance May 6, 2016, to research then recommend to City Council international migrant integration policies and best-practices that support newcomer community social, entrepreneurial, and spiritual  capital; that mitigate against newcomer community disintegration; and effectively facilitate community organization/municipal government partnerships that increase Portland's capacity as an American gateway city.

Orientation Session docs and materials available by request to ronault.catalani@portlandoregon.gov. Tel/text 503.823.6224

Orientation session photos below:

     

Foto: City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and

25 of Portland's best transnational and local

problem solvers and policy thinkers.

 

Foto: Transpacific Oregon business veteran Sho Dozono and

Catholic Charities Exec Director Dr. Richard Birkel contributing to

New Portlander Policy Commission priority setting session.

Traffic Alert: Weekend closures of Interstate 5 in Portland begin Friday, April 14

The first of four full weekend closures of Interstate 5 in one direction between the Marquam Bridge and North Broadway will take place in the southbound direction from 10 p.m. Friday, April 14 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 17. Travelers should make plans now to avoid delays on detour routes. In addition to the southbound closure, crews will close one northbound lane of I-5.

This news release is available online. Traffic maps attached.

First weekend I-5 closure starts tonight in Portland

April 14, 2017

Contacts:

Mike Pullen, Multnomah County, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Kimberly Dinwiddie, ODOT, 503-539-8454, Kimberly.dinwiddie@odot.state.or.us

For information: www.BurnsideBridge.org

Weekend closures of Interstate 5 in Portland begin Friday, April 14

I-5 southbound closed from Broadway to Marquam Bridge 10 p.m. Friday to 4:30 a.m. Monday

The first of four full weekend closures of Interstate 5 in one direction between the Marquam Bridge and North Broadway will take place in the southbound direction from 10 p.m. Friday, April 14 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 17. Travelers should make plans now to avoid delays on detour routes. In addition to the southbound closure, crews will close one northbound lane of I-5.

During the I-5 southbound closure, travelers will be diverted to I-405 southbound to reach I-5 south of downtown. A lane of I-5 south will be open for travelers to access I-84 east. Travelers heading in from Washington State could consider using Interstate 205. Congestion is expected around I-5 in the central city during the closures. Travelers should consider using other routes or taking transit, depending on their travel plans.

The remaining weekend closures of Interstate 5 will take place from 10 p.m. Friday to 4:30 a.m. Monday on the following weekends:

  • Friday, April 21 to Monday, April 24 (southbound)
  • Friday, May 5 to Monday, May 8 (northbound)
  • Friday, May 12 to Monday, May 15 (northbound)

Closing I-5 during the weekends will allow contractor Hamilton Construction to perform concrete repairs underneath the Burnside Bridge, which spans lanes of the freeway. Areas of the concrete are degraded and at risk of falling on the freeway. This work is part of Multnomah County’s Burnside Bridge Maintenance project. The closures will also allow ODOT crews to do work on the closed section of freeway, including paving, survey, electrical, inspection and seismic work.

For project information, visit burnsidebridge.org. For information on public infrastructure projects throughout Portland’s central city, visit MovePDX.net.

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