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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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Argay Green Street Project

Updated April 18, 2018

Environmental Services has started construction in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood. The project includes moving some water pipes, replacing some stormwater inlets and re-constructing some intersection sidewalks and ADA ramps, as well as constructing 53 green street planters..

When it rains in this neighborhood, water flows over streets, drains into the stormwater system and flows to the Columbia Slough, carrying pollution with it. The green street planters are built next to sidewalks to clean and filter the stormwater before it enters the slough to protect water quality, reduce the risk of basement backups, and help control stormwater runoff during heavy rain events.  Argay Green Street locations

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Construction Schedule

Construction activities are taking place in multiple locations. There are periods of inactivity between phases, especially with the green street planters. The tentative schedule is as follows:

 NE 125th Place – Work starts on two green street planters at NE 125th Place off Sandy Blvd and two on NE 125th Place off Prescott. The green street planter sites are excavated, formed and concrete poured to create planter walls. Next week, crews will continue working on green street planter walls for the planters off Prescott and start on two green street planters on 125th Place north of Shaver Street, continuing into early May.

NE Shaver Street – Stormwater work, including installing storm lines, storm drains, and manholes, continues through the next two weeks (through May 4) on NE Shaver Street from 136th towards 132nd Place.

Multiple locations – Water Bureau will connect new lines from NE 125th Place, NE Prescott, NE 131st Place, NE 133rd Ave and NE Sandy Blvd.

For More Information

With questions, comments or for more information, please contact Debbie Caselton at 503-823-2831or To be added to an email update list, please email Debbie with "Argay" in the subject line. Thank you for your interest in this important neighborhood stormwater management project.