1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204
Updated November 4, 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. Almost all the new sewers have been installed or repaired on the project and the contractor is now working on the remainder of the project that will reduce the flooding in the neighborhood. The green street planters, stormdrains, and ADA ramps are all that remain before final restoration of the streets.
Environmental Services’ Revegetation team will be planting in the green streets this Fall and Winter. In the coming weeks, you may see crews weeding and preparing the planters before new plants come in.
The city is responsible for looking after green streets as they are an important part of the city's stormwater collection system. Professional landscape crews visit green streets to make sure they are functioning. Activities may include trimming the vegetation and removing weeds when necessary, removing and disposing of sediment, picking up trash and debris, clearing curb openings, and watering during the first two years the plants are getting established.
Community members can help keep green streets working and looking good in between city visits by becoming a Green Street Steward.
Crews will be finalizing the remaining small patches of paving and repairs, as well as the ADA ramps all over the neighborhood in the next few weeks.Crews will be finalizing the remaining small patches of paving and repairs, as well as the ADA ramps all over the neighborhood in the next few weeks.
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: