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Phone: 503-823-7740

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

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Taggart Sewer Outfall Repair

Updated May 30, 2017Button. Click to sign up for email updates


Sewer repairs are anticipated to occur between May and October of 2018 and 2019. Construction activities will be concentrated at existing manhole access locations along the Taggart Outfall. Work zones will move as project segments are completed.

Proposed 24/7 Schedule

The Outfall will be repaired using construction methods that can be completed from inside the sewer line and will require minimal work aboveground in the roadway.

Crews can safely work in the Outfall pipes only on dry days when there will be no flow in the pipes from rain or other parts of the sewer system. Work at each manhole west of the light rail tracks may last several months, while work on manholes in SE 16th Avenue and in SE Tibbetts Street should be less than a month at each location. Crews may be working at multiple locations at the same time.

To take advantage of Portland's dry season to complete these urgent repairs, Environmental Services is proposing to work all hours and all days in the industrial area between SE Grand Avenue and SE 16th Avenue adjacent to light rail. Work in the other, more residential areas will be completed during regular daytime construction hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday if needed.

Taggart Outfall project map

Submit Comments to Portland Noise Office

Portland noise code allows construction from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Work after 6 p.m. and before 7 a.m. and all hours on Sundays requires a Noise Variance from the Portland Noise Office. Because construction crews will work days, nights, and weekends in the industrial area between SE Grand Avenue and SE 16th Avenue adjacent to light rail, Environmental Services will apply for a Noise Variance.

Equipment that generates noise may include flatbed trucks, generators, concrete trucks, and grout pumps. Noise will most commonly result from unloading steel plates from trucks, running generators required for ventilation and other equipment, and running grout pumps. Night work will also require lighting of the area.

Your comments regarding the proposed 24/7 schedule are valuable and you can submit them to the Portland Noise office by letter or email. Please submit your comments by June 19 to:

Portland Noise Office
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 110
Portland, OR 97204

For More Information

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

Cheryl Kuck
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-823-7898

Please include your name, property address and project name (Taggart Outfall) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "Taggart" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP! to sign up for periodic email updates.

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