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Montavilla North Sewer Repair

Updated November 14, 2019Button. Click to sign up for email updates

Environmental Services continues construction of the Montavilla North Sewer Repair Project in the Montavilla Neighborhood (north of Stark Street). The project includes replacing or repairing more than three miles of deteriorating 100-year-old public sewer pipes, 87 manholes, and public sewer connections for 221 properties. These improvements will help protect the public and our environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.

For information about the sewer improvements in the Hollywood-Grant Park neighborhoods that are included in this project, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/HGP2.

Location

The map below indicates pipe work locations and provides a construction update for the project.

Construction Schedule

Environmental Services and its contractor have completed most of the work to repair mainline public sewer pipes and service laterals in the project. A few locations, however, require design changes or specialized equipment and materials to complete repairs. When engineers finalize those plans and the contractor obtains the necessary equipment and materials, the contractor will schedule the work and complete the repairs.

Below is a summary of the remaining scheduled and unscheduled work.

Scheduled Work

Through the rest of November and into early December, crews will be at various locations in the project area. Crews will not work over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Crews will be at several locations to conduct post-construction inspections with closed-circuit-television cameras. The inspections are to verify that the pipe repairs were successful and the new pipe conditions and sewer connections are strong and secure.

Concrete will continue concrete work to repair manholes at various conditions. Dry weather is needed for the process to place and form the concrete followed by the process to strengthen, harden, and dry the restored concrete properly.

Work To Be Scheduled

A few locations are currently not scheduled. Environmental Services and its contractor will notify adjacent properties when the work is scheduled at the following locations:

  • Public sewer easement between SE Gilham Avenue and SE Thorburn Street – Repairing a mainline public sewer pipe requires a newly engineered design plan due to the challenging steep grade. The timeline for this repair is uncertain.
  • SE 70th Avenue north of SE Thorburn Street – Repairing one service lateral requires a newly engineered design plan and construction method for a pipe that could not be lined. This repair is expected to be completed by December 31, 2019.
  • NE 75th Avenue south of NE Glisan Street – Repairing one service lateral requires a specially manufactured transition liner to complete the repair. This repair is expected to be completed by December 31, 2019.
  • NE Pacific Street east of NE 82nd Avenue – Repairing a mainline public sewer pipe requires a specially manufactured pipebursting head and dry weather to complete the repairs. This repair will occur during the spring or summer of 2020.
  • NE Pacific Street west of NE 87th Avenue – Repairing a mainline public sewer pipe requires a specially manufactured pipebursting head and dry weather to complete the repairs. This repair will occur during the spring or summer of 2020.

For More Information

This sewer repair project is a major construction project. Environmental Services knows it has meant significant inconvenience for many people living and working in the project area. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we work through the technical challenges to complete the necessary public sewer repairs.

If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email:

Stefanus Gunawan
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-823-5759
Email: Stefanus.Gunawan@portlandoregon.gov

If you have a concern or question about a pipe repair near you, please be sure to include your name, property address, and project name (Montavilla North) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "Montavilla North" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP to sign up for periodic email updates about the schedule and construction activities.

 


Project Overview

Including the project description, map and schedule

Community Outreach

Check out upcoming public meetings, and current and previous communications about the project