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St. Johns-Cathedral Park Sewer Repair

Button. Click to sign up for email updatesUpdated December 13, 2018

Environmental Services is constructing a project to repair or replace over 11,000 feet, or about 2 miles, of public sewers in the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods. Many of the sewer pipes are about 80 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

St Johns-Cathedral Park Construction Map

Construction Schedule: 

 

Week of December 17:

N Central Street between Bristol Avenue and St. Louis Avenue

  • Repairing several lateral pipes. This will take one more day to complete.

 

N Edison Street between Tyler Avenue and to the east of Polk Avenue

  • Repairing the sewer mainline using open trench construction. This will take up to two weeks to complete.

 

N Leonard Street between Buchanan and Burr Avenues

  • Performing three spot repairs, repairing the sewer mainline using open trench construction, and repairing several lateral pipes. This will take up to a week to complete.

Week of December 24 (No work on December 24 and 25):

The contractor may choose to not work the entire week, but if they do, they have tentatively scheduled the following:

N Edison Street between Tyler Avenue and to the east of Polk Avenue

  • Continue repairing the sewer mainline using open trench construction.

 

N Leonard Street between Buchanan and Burr Avenues

  • Finishing three spot repairs, repairing the sewer mainline using open trench construction, and repairing several lateral pipes.

 

N Jersey Street from N Alma Avenue east to mid-block

  • Repairing the sewer mainline using open trench construction and repairing some lateral pipes.

Business Coordination

As project design continues, we will be visiting businesses nearest to the repair areas to discuss their needs during construction (e.g., delivery and access). If you would like to complete a business questionnaire in advance, click here. If you would like to talk with us, please contact us to schedule a visit.

Construction Methods

The city uses many construction methods to repair or replace sewer pipes. In your area, the city plans to use Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining (CIPP), Open Trench Excavation, and Pipe Bursting.  To learn more about each of these constructions methods and what can be expected during construction, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.

What to Expect during Construction

We have started some pre-construction activities and you may see crews working in your neighborhood. Activities could include documenting pipe conditions via video cameras; fencing off trees for protection; tree trimming; installing manhole steps; equipment use and storage; noise, vibration and dust; traffic delays, and parking restrictions. To learn more about what to expect during construction go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/constructionimpacts.

Work Hours

Regular work hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays as needed. The Portland Noise Office granted Environmental Services a Noise Variance to enable the city’s contractors to work at night to complete work at the locations proposed on the map (see other side). Night work reduces traffic congestion, creates a safer work zone, and in some locations, will allow sufficient time for a new sewer pipe lining to harden.

Keeping You Informed

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

Jessica Pickul, JLA Public Involvement on behalf of Environmental Services
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-235-5881
Email: Jessica@jla.us.com

-or-

Debbie Caselton, Environmental Services
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-823-2831
Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

Please include your name, property address and project name (St. Johns-Cathedral 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 "St. Johns-Cathedral Park" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP! to sign up for periodic email updates.


Project Overview

Including the project description, map and schedule

Community Outreach

Check out current and previous communications about the project