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Environmental Services is constructing 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.
Schedule Changes and Inactivity during construction phases can occur due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.
Crews will be in multiple areas doing preconstruction activities such as installing erosion control, tree protection and survey. For more information on these types of activities, check out the webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/precon.
Water Bureau is finishing up the water line relocations.
Crews are excavating planters, forming and pouring concrete curbs, and excavating planter walls for the three green street planters on SE Yamhill between 42nd and 44th.
Crews will be installing a manhole at the intersection of SE Taylor and 44th and will begin excavating to install the sewer mainline on SE 44th between Taylor and Yamhill.
Water Bureau is finishing up the water line relocations and testing the lines.
Crews will continue installing the sewer mainline on SE 44th between Taylor and Yamhill and will install the new manhole at the intersection of SE 44th and Yamhill.
Crews will continue forming and pouring concrete for the planter walls for the three green street planters on SE Yamhill between 42nd and 44th.
Crews will be forming and pouring concrete for an ADA Ramp at SE 42nd and Yamhill.
Crews will be excavating and pouring concrete curbs for three green street planters on SE Taylor Street between SE 42nd and 44th.
Crews will be installing sewer connections and storm drains on SE 44th between Taylor and Yamhill.
Crews will be installing a manhole at the intersection of SE Morrison and SE 38th and will start to excavate and install the sewer mainline on SE 38th south to mid-block from SE Morrison.
Please Note: There are periods of inactivity when working with green streets, which are done in phases. After crews sawcut, they may not actually excavate for a week or more, etc.
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.