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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

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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 Cleveland / NE 10th Avenue Sewer Repair Project

Updated June, 2019Button. Click to sign up for email updates

Environmental Services is continuing construction to replace and upsize 910 feet of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood. The existing pipes, which transport both sewage and stormwater, are deteriorating due to old age and are undersized for the sewer and stormwater flows in this area. This project will reduce the risk of basement sewer backups at adjacent properties to protect water quality, public health, and the environment in the Willamette River Watershed. 


Project will take place on NE Cleveland Ave between Skidmore St and Mason St, and on NE 10th Ave between Beech St and Fremont St. 

NE Cleveland and 10th sewer repair project map


Construction on NE Cleveland avenue between NE Skidmore and NE Mason streets has begun at the beginning of June, and is expected to be completed by the end of the month.  

In July, the crew will move to NE 10th avenue between NE Beech and Fremont streets, and expect to complete the work at that location in a month.


Temporary asphalt patches will be applied on streets where crews had to dig into the street to repair public sewer pipes. The contractor will return to complete final pavement restoration after construction is completed and the new pipes have been tested.

Construction Method

Open Trench Excavation will be used to upsize the existing sewer pipes. This method consists of excavating down to and exposing the existing pipe so that it can be repaired or replaced, then backfilling the trench. To read more about this construction method, see

What to Expect during Construction

  • Work Hours: From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. If necessary, work may occur the same hours on Saturday.

  • Traffic Delays: Expect traffic delays in and near the work area.

  • Driveway Access: Construction may temporarily block your driveway when crews are working in front of your property.

  • No Parking: Little or no on-street parking will be allowed in and near work zones, especially during work hours.

  • Equipment Storage: Equipment and materials may be stored on streets overnight.

  • Services Maintained: Sewer, water, and other utilities are expected to remain in service during construction.

  • Assistance: A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.

  • Emergency: In case of a sewer backup or basement flooding emergency, contact City Maintenance at 503-823-1700, press 1, and give them the project number E11057. The hotline is staffed all hours and all days.

For More Information

If you have any question or concern, please contact:

Ning Jiang
503 823-6006

To sign up for email updates, click the "Sign Up!" button on this page, or email Ning with "NE Cleveland/NE 10th" in the subject line. 

Community Outreach

Check out upcoming public meetings, and current and previous communications about the project

Project Overview

Including the project description, map and schedule