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Environmental Services is preparing to begin construction later this summer 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 being replaced is 100 years old and deteriorating due to age. Environmental Services will also add 16 green street planters and replace or plant 26 trees to remove 2.4 million gallons of stormwater from sewer pipes. These improvements will 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.
Construction is anticipated to begin later in August 2018 and complete in late summer 2019. The Sunnyside North Project adjacent to this project is anticipated to begin construction at the end of this year and completed in the spring of 2020.
Environmental Services will use an open trench excavation method for the sewer work on this project. Learn more about this method at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
We will be sending periodic email updates on the schedule, possible traffic detours, delays and lane restrictions. Please sign up now to receive updates by emailing Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with "Sunnyside East" in the subject line. If you have questions, please email Debbie or call her at 503-823-2831.
Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries.