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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Project

Updated April 27, 2017

Work is near completion on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,500 feet of sewer pipe that is over 100 years old and in poor condition, construct 22 green street facilities and plant 11 trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce the risk of basement backups. This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines green infrastructure with pipe repair to save Portland sewer ratepayers more than $60 million dollars.

Remaining work is expected to be completed by June 2017

  • Remaining work includes overnight construction to repair deteriorating public sewer pipe underneath the SE McLoughlin Boulevard - Powell Boulevard off ramp. This work will close the ramp at night between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. for about seven days and will include a detour. 
  • To learn more and to view a detour map go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/542387.

Environmental Services is nearing completion on a separate project in the Brooklyn Neighborhood to extend the public sewer on SE 13th Avenue between Rhine and Pershing Streets and on SE 15th avenue between Rhone and Pershing Streets.

  • Remaining work includes final trench paving and concrete restoration in several areas currently patched with temporary asphalt. This work is highly dependent on weather and subcontractor availability, but is expected to occur in May. 

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