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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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NE 17th and Stanton Sewer Repair Project

Updated March 16, 2018.

Environmental Services, the city’s sewer and stormwater utility, has completed design on a project to repair about 560 feet of public sewers in NE 17th Street between NE Stanton and NE Siskiyou streets. The existing sewer pipe is 107 years old, in poor condition and will be replaced and upsized to meet current standards.

Map of the 17th and Stanton Project

This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes and streets. Construction is anticipated to begin in Mid-April 2018 and will take about four months to complete.

Tree Trimming to Begin in April

To accommodate the large equipment needed to complete this project, certified arborists will be trimming street trees and low private trees in the project area. The trimming will remove low branches overhanging the street to reduce the possibility of large equipment dam

aging trees and to help ensure public safety. Limbs over the sidewalk will not be trimmed as part of this project.
Trimming is scheduled to begin approximately the second week of April and may include the trimming of one or more trees on your property.

Construction is Coming Soon

Construction is anticipated to begin in early Mid-April 2018 and will take about four months to complete. Residents can expect light construction activities throughout the project area in April including surveying, trimming trees, marking and relocating utilities, manhole maintenance, and crews bringing equipment and supplies to the project area. To view photos and learn more about these activities go to

Construction Methods

The city’s contractor will use a trenchless construction technique known as pipe bursting to replace the aging pipe. For more information on this and other sewer construction methods, visit

What to Expect During Construction

  • Construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may also schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays. 
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • Construction creates noise and dust, and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • The contractor will maintain local access, but construction may impact normal use of driveways or business entrances.
  • Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.
  • Some on‐street parking will be removed in and near the work zone.
  • Some equipment and materials may be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours.
  • Sewer, water and other utilities will remain in service during construction.

Keeping You Informed

The city’s goal is to keep businesses and residents informed during construction. The latest project information is available in several ways:

  • Mailings: Project updates will be mailed periodically during project construction.
  • Website: The latest construction schedule and project updates will be posted on this webpage.
  • Email Updates: To sign up for email updates, email with “17Stanton” in the subject line.