MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Environmental Services continues construction on a project to repair or replace up to 7,000 feet of public sewers and build up to 32 green street planters to remove 2.6 million gallons of stormwater a year from the sewer system in the northwest portion of the Sunnyside neighborhood and a portion of the Buckman community. Many of the existing combined sewer pipes are at least 100 to 120 years old and deteriorating or undersized for the sewer and stormwater flows in this area. These improvements will protect public health, property and our environment and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.
Developments of Note
While repairing the sewer pipe on SE Yamhill and 31st, crews encountered some pipe challenges that have taken longer than anticipated to be removed and repaired. Due to the complexity and difficulty of the work, the intersection will need to remain partially closed until Monday. Access from Yamhill turning south on 31st will remain open, as well as the left turn from 31st, heading west on Yamhill. Please follow all traffic control signs and flaggers while driving through the construction area. This is for your safety and that of the crew.
Below are the anticipated construction activities over the next few 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.
Week of August 26:
Week of September 3:
Week of September 9:
Both trenchless and open trench excavation methods were selected for this project. To learn more about these methods, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
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:
Please include your name, property address and project name (Sunnyside North) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "Sunnyside North" in the subject line of your email.
Check out current and previous communications about the project