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The Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation will begin construction on the week of November 11th on a joint project in Southeast Portland to improve the street, stormwater, and sewer system along SE Mill Street.
Sewer crews will replace and upgrade 629 feet of public sewer pipes along SE Mill Street between SE 80th and 82nd avenues. Crews will also construct two manholes, repair a third manhole, and replace several service laterals that connect private properties to the public sewer.
Transportation crews will complete a full reconstruction of SE Mill Street, including building new sidewalks to Bridger Elementary School and a new stormwater system to eliminate street flooding.
Sewer construction will occur in SE Mill Street between SE 80th and SE 82nd avenues.
Construction will begin the week of November 11. Sewer improvements are expected to take approximately three months to complete. Improvements to the street, sidewalk, and stormwater system will take another several weeks. The entire project is expected to be completed in March 2020.
For Transportation's schedule, contact Mimi Phillips at 503-823-3462 or email Mimi.
General construction hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday as needed. To minimize traffic impacts, the Portland Noise Office granted Environmental Services a noise variance to work at night in the intersection of SE 82nd Avenue. Night work will be from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and may last up to two weeks.
The construction contractor will use open trench excavation to replace mainline sewer pipes, service laterals, and manholes. This method involves excavating down to and exposing the existing pipe so that it can be replaced. For more details and photos about this method, click here.
After replacing the sewer pipes, crews will backfill the trenches and apply temporary asphalt patches. Then the Bureau of Transportation will construct their street improvements.
You can expect the following impacts during construction:
Environmental Services strives to keep residents and businesses informed about construction projects. If you would like more information about the sewer replacement 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 (SE Mill Street) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "SE Mill" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP to sign up for periodic email updates about the schedule, construction activities, possible traffic detours and delays, parking restrictions, and other impacts.
If you have a concern or question about the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Local Improvement District (LID) Project, contact Mimi Phillips at 503-823-3462 or email Mimi.
Including the project description, map and schedule
Check out upcoming public meetings, and current and previous communications about the project