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Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Concordia Sewer Repair Project

Updated February 13, 2018

Environmental Services will begin construction in February 2018 on a sewer project to replace or repair up to 16,000 feet, or about 3 miles, of public sewer pipes in the Concordia Neighborhood, plus a few blocks in Woodlawn and Beaumont-Wilshire. Most of the sewer pipes are 90-100 years old and are in deteriorating condition. The sewer repairs will improve sewer and stormwater infrastructure, increase sewer capacity, and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.

Concordia Construction Method Map

Schedule

Construction is anticipated to begin February 2018 and end in late summer 2019.

Residents and businesses can expect light construction activities throughout the project area in February including surveying, trimming trees, marking and relocating utilities, manhole maintenance, and crews bringing equipment and supplies to the project area. To view photos and learn more about these activities go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/precon.

Week of February 26:

Sewer main repair and sewer connections to homes will begin on NE Buffalo Street, between NE 13th and NE 15th avenues. Open trench construction is the method of construction for this street. For more information, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.

What to Expect During Construction

  • Work on each block will be conducted in multiple phases with periods of inactivity between each phase ranging from a few days to a few weeks.

  • Except for night work, construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may also schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.

  • Construction creates noise, vibration, and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.

  • The contractor will maintain local access, but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business.

  • You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.

  • On‐street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.

  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.

  • Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during construction.