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Sunnyside North Green Street and Sewer Project

Updated February 26, 2020Button. Click to sign up for email updates

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. 

Sunnyside North project map

FINAL PAVING: DID YOU KNOW?

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.

PAVING SCHEDULE

With opportunities for dry weather, crews are scheduling the permanent paving in some areas. Thanks for your patience with the temporary paving that has resulted in potholes at some locations in the colder and wetter months.

STREET PAVING FEBRUARY 25:

  • SE 33rd Ave between SE Belmont and Morrison streets
  • SE Alder Street between SE 32nd and 33rd avenues
  • SE Taylor Street between SE 33rd and 34th avenues

STREET PAVING MARCH 11:

  • SE Yamhill St between SE 29th and 30th avenues
  • SE Alder St between SE 29th and 30th avenues

Construction Schedule

Below are the anticipated construction activities over the next three weeks. (Overall project will be completed in June 2020.) Please note that the schedule can change for a variety of reasons, including weather, equipment and supply availability, and coordinating with crews and subcontractors.

Week of February 24:

  • SE 35th Ave between SE Stark and SE Washington streets: main sewer line installation
  • SE Stark St between SE 35th and SE 37th avenues: new main sewer line installation
  • SE Yamhill between 27th and 35th avenues & SE 27th and Yamhill intersection: Excavation or installation of green streets and ADA ramps
  • SE 28th Ave between SE Washington and Morrison streets: excavation or installation of green streets and ADA ramps
  • Post-construction video inspection will occur at several locations 

Week of March 2:

  • SE 35th Ave between SE Stark and SE Washington streets: installation of main sewer line and private sewer connections
  • SE Stark St between SE 35th and SE 37th avenues: installation of main sewer line and private sewer connections
  • SE Yamhill between 27th and 35th avenues & SE 27th and Yamhill intersection: Excavation or installation of green streets and ADA ramps
  • SE 28th Ave between SE Washington and Morrison streets: excavation or installation of green streets and ADA ramps
  • SE Alder Ct between SE 30th and SE 32nd avenues: excavation or installation of green streets
  • Tree trimming will occur at various locations

Week of March 9:

  • SE 35th Ave between SE Stark and SE Washington streets: installation of private sewer connections
  • SE Stark St between SE 35th and SE 37th avenues: installation of private sewer connections
  • SE Yamhill between 27th and 35th avenues & SE 27th and Yamhill intersection: Excavation or installation of green streets and ADA ramps
  • SE 28th Ave between SE Washington and Morrison streets: excavation or installation of green streets and ADA ramps.
  • SE Alder Ct between SE 30th and SE 32nd avenues: excavation or installation of green streets
  • Tree trimming will occur at various locations

Construction Methods

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

What to Expect During Construction

  • Noise, Vibration and Dust are significant and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic Delays will occur in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.
  • Driveway Access to your property will be maintained, but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your
  • business.
  • On-street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.
  • Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during construction.
  • Equipment Storage: Some equipment and materials may be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.
  • Schedule Changes and Inactivity: construction schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground,
  • subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials. These same variables may cause periods of inactivity between construction phases.

For more information

If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email:

Ning Jiang

Community Outreach

Phone: 503-823-6006

Email: Ning.Jiang@portlandoregon.gov


Project Overview

Including the project description, map and schedule

Community Outreach

Check out current and previous communications about the project