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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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Sunnyside East Sewer and Stormwater Project

Updated June 7, 2019 

Environmental Services is finishing construction on the Sunnyside East Green Street and Sewer
Project in the Sunnyside Neighborhood to repair, replace, or install 4,800 feet of sewer pipe. Some of the pipe replaced was 100 years old and deteriorating due to age. Environmental Services built 16 green street planters and will replace or plant 26 trees to remove 2.4 million gallons of stormwater from sewer pipes.These improvements protect public health, property and the environment and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses in the Willamette Watershed.Green streets manage stormwater runoff from streets, add green space to neighborhoods and improve sewer system efficiency. The sewer and stormwater improvements will increase sewer capacity, manage stormwater more naturally, and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Environmental Services installs and maintains the planters, and there is no cost to the adjacent property owners.

Sunnyside East Project Map

Developments of Note 

  • Crews will be all over the project area for the remainder of June and through early July finishing small tasks (called punch list items) to complete the project. This includes items such as fixing any chipped curbs, clean-up, etc.
  • Environmental Services will return in the fall to plant vegetation and trees in the planters.

Construction Schedule 

Please be aware that schedules are subject to change due to a variety of factors, such as conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, and subcontractor and materials availability issues.

Week of June 10:

  • Crews will continue to pour concrete curbs and sidewalks throughout the project area, as well as the green street planter on SE Cesar Chavez, north of Stark.

Week of June 17:

Asphalt restoration will happen in the following areas:

  • SE 38th and Stark
  • SE Stark at Peacock Lane, and next to the green street planter
  • Next to the green street planter on SE Yamhill, west of SE 44th
  • Next to the green street planter on SE Stark, east of Cesar Chavez
  • Next to the green street planer on SE 41st, north of Stark
  • Crews will be grinding down and inlaying on SE Cesar Chavez Blvd

For More Information

If you have questions or concerns, please email Debbie Caselton at or call her at 503-823-2831.