1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204
Updated May 15, 2020
The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.
Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater utility – is continuing construction on the Sunnyside North Green Street and Sewer Project to fix sewers and reduce flooding in your neighborhood. Many of the sewer pipes in your neighborhood are too small or are up to 120 years old and need to be repaired or replaced. Fixing old sewers and building green streets are important to keep people, property, and nature safe from sewage releases.
With opportunities for dry weather, crews are scheduling the permanent paving in these areas over the next few weeks. Each street will take 1-2 days to pave:
If you are parked on those streets, please observe signs and remove your car from the designated NO PARKING area by 7 a.m. on designated dates.
Paving performed by Environmental Services is limited to replacing areas of roadway removed for construction. Most often, this means patching trenches we excavate to install sewer pipe. Occasionally, the footprint for sewer replacement work can become larger due to underground conditions or other circumstances. In those cases, the scope of our paving grows to produce a structurally sound and functional roadway, but not to address previous wear and tear such as pre-existing potholes or cracks. Before sewer construction begins, City staff takes photos of all streets, curbs, driveways, retaining walls, and sidewalks to document pre-construction conditions. Staff also works with the Bureau of Transportation to determine the area of the street that will be restored after sewer construction is completed.
Overall project is anticipated to be complete in August 2020. Below are the anticipated construction activities over the next three weeks. Please note that the schedule can change for a variety of reasons, including weather, equipment and supply availability, and coordinating with crews and subcontractors.
Weeks of May 18 through 29:
Crews are working on excavating and pouring concrete on various green streets, storm drains and ADA ramps all over the neighborhood for the next couple of weeks (Please see the map for more specific locations):
Both trenchless Cured-in-Place Pipe lining (CIPP) and open trench excavation methods were selected for this project. To learn more about these methods, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email:
Including the project description, map and schedule
Check out current and previous communications about the project