1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204
Updated August 4, 2020
The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.
Environmental Services, your sewer and stormwater utility, has completed construction on Phase 1 of the South Portland-Burlingame Sewer Repair Project and is continuing design of Phase 2. The second phase will repair or replace approximately 7,108 linear feet of public sewer pipes throughout your neighborhood. On average, these pipes are 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. Taking these actions now will help protect public health and the Willamette River Watershed by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.
Construction of Phase 2 is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021 and take a year to complete.
This project was split into two different phases due to the size of the project area and the difficulty and location of certain pipes. The project map shows where work will occur and what type of construction method will be used at each location.
Engineers have identified multiple locations that will likely require night work (see map). Due to the length and diameter of a few pipes, and traffic safety reasons, some of the work will extend a few hours beyond 6:00 p.m. or will need to be done overnight. Equipment that generates noise will include sewer cleaning trucks, compressors, light trucks, generators, pumps, and ventilation fans. Night work will also require lighting of the work zone.
**Please note the addition of a night work location near the intersection of SW Troy and Terwilliger.
Work after 6:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. and all hours on Sundays requires a noise variance from the Portland Noise Office. Environmental Services will apply for a noise variance to enable the contractors to work both days and nights in certain locations.
Your comments regarding the proposed schedule to work both days and nights are valuable. You can submit these comments to the Portland Noise Office by email or telephone by Friday, September 25 to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 503-823-7350
This project will include both trenchless and trench excavation methods:
For more details and photos of construction methods visit: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email:
If you have a concern or question about a pipe repair near you, please be sure to include your name, property address and project name (South Portland-Burlingame) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "South Portland-Burlingame" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP to sign up for periodic email updates.
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Recap of the South-Portland Burlingame Phase 1 project
Including the project description, map and schedule
Check out upcoming public meetings, and current and previous communications about the project