1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Updated October 10, 2017
Environmental Services will begin construction in November on a sewer repair and stormwater management project in the southern part of the Eliot neighborhood. We will upsize, repair or replace approximately 10,000 feet of deteriorating public sewer pipes that are 100 to 120 years old.
We will also construct 8 green street planters on public streets to reduce the amount of stormwater entering the combined sewer system in key locations. The green street planters built as part of this project will divert 1.9 million gallons of stormwater annually from the sewer system. Separating stormwater from sewer pipes reduces the risk of street flooding, basement sewer backups into homes and businesses, and overflows into our rivers during periods of heavy rain.
These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment.
We will be giving a short presentation about what to expect during construction at the upcoming Eliot Neighborhood Association General Meeting.
If you are unable to attend please go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/constructionimpacts to learn more about what to expect during construction. Feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.
Environmental Services is coordinating with the Water Bureau to replace and relocate water lines in several intersections within the project area. Additional planning needed to coordinate our efforts have changed the construction timeline. Construction is now anticipated to begin in November 2017 and be complete in February 2019.
The Portland Noise Office has granted Environmental Services a noise variance to allow up to 52 nights of work outside of typical construction hours from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. at six locations. (see project map) There will be lights at each construction area and noise from construction equipment, vehicle and generators. Crews will use “smart alarm” backup beepers after 10:00 p.m. and all necessary saw cutting will end at midnight.
Working at night will speed the construction process as well as minimize traffic disruptions for heavily traveled roads. On average, 5 - 10 night shifts will be needed to complete work at each of the six intersections. Nights shifts may not be consecutive.
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