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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Woodlawn-King Alleys

Updated October 13, 2017 

Crews will focus on installing cleanouts and repairing connections to the mainline for the next few weeks.

  • Properties along the Rodney/Mallory alley between Emerson and Jessup will have new sewer cleanouts installed.     
  • In several alleys, crews will repair the connections between mainlines and lateral pipes to individual properties. 
  • Cleanouts are installed with a vactor truck, which clears a small diameter hole in the ground by sucking out the soil.  This hole allows crews to connect a pipe from the service lateral to the surface, and add a cap at ground level. Cleanouts provide easy access for any future maintenance and repair of sewer laterals.


The map to the right shows the anticipated construction locations through October 27. Please be aware that construction schedules are subject to change due to underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Residents and businesses should expect periods of inactivity between each phase ranging from a few days to a few weeks. The duration depends on a variety of variables including underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, quality control tests and availability of materials. To learn more about visit the What to Expect During Construction page.

Construction Hours

Construction hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays. The Portland Noise Office approved night work for two locations within the project boundaries. (This work is not in the current schedule.) Homes and businesses near these locations will receive a separate notification before night work takes place. Check the project map for night work

For More Information

  • Amy Higgs, Community Outreach
  • On behalf of the City of Portland, Environmental Services
  • Lois D. Cohen Associates
  • 2300 SW 1st Ave. Ste 104 Portland, OR 97201
  • Phone: 503-823-8263


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