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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.
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.
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 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 www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/precon.
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 www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
The city’s goal is to keep businesses and residents informed during construction. The latest project information is available in several ways: