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Sunnyside North Green Street and Sewer Project

Updated January 28, 2020Button. Click to sign up for email updates

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 his area. These improvements will protect public health, property and our environment and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

Sunnyside North project map

NOTES OF DEVELOPMENT  

Wednesday, January 29th  Road Closure at SE 33rd Ave between SE Belmont and Morrison streets 

Due to the winter weather, the temporary paving at SE 33rd Avenue between SE Belmont Street and SE Morrison Street needs to be repaired. Crews will close the entrance into SE 33rd Avenue heading north from SE Belmont Street for one dayLocal access to enter and exit SE 33rd Avenue is accessible via SE Morrison Street.  

In the winter weather, some roads that have been temporarily paved might need to be repaired. If you see pot holes on those streets that have not been addressed, please contact Ning Jiang at Ning.Jiang@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6006.

PERMANENT ROAD PAVINGRoads affected by the sewer construction has been temporarily pavedTemporarily paved roads will be permanently repaved when a stretch of dryer weather is in the forecast.  

CAR TOWINGPlease remove your car from the signed no parking area by 7 a.m. each day. To ensure construction zone safety and protect private property, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has granted our contractor permission to close certain streets and to post NO PARKING” signs ahead of construction. In recent days, some cars have been left in the signed no parking zone. These cars are subject to towing. As a reminder, construction hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday if needed.   

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 January 27:  

  • SE 30th Ave between SE Alder St and SE Washington streets: crews will install main sewer line  

  • SE Alder St between SE 29th and SE 30th avenues: crews will install main sewer line and private connections 

  • SE Yamhill between 27th and 35th avenues & SE 27th and Yamhill intersection: Excavation or installation will continue for green streets and ADA ramps 

  • SE 28th Ave between SE Washington and Morrison streets: excavation or installation will continue for green streets and ADA ramps (see project map for more specific locations).  

Week of February 2:  

  • SE 30nd Ave between SE Washington and SE Stark streets: crews will install the main sewer line 

  • SE Stark St between SE 29th and 30th avenues: crews will install main sewer line 

  • SE Yamhill between 27th and 35th avenues & SE 27th and Yamhill intersection: Excavation or installation will continue for green streets and ADA ramps  

  • SE 28th Ave between SE Washington and Morrison streets: excavation or installation will continue for green streets and ADA ramps  

Week of February 10:  

  • SE 30th Ave between SE Washington and SE Stark streets: crews will install the private sewer connections 

  • SE Stark St between SE 29th and 30th avenues: crews will install main sewer line and private sewer connections 

  • SE Yamhill between 27th and 35th avenues & SE 27th and Yamhill intersection: Excavation or installation will continue for green streets and ADA ramps  

  • SE 28th Ave between SE Washington and Morrison streets: excavation or installation will continue for green streets and ADA ramps  

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