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SW Meade and 1st Sewer Extension Project

June 28, 2019

Environmental Services has completed design on a project to extend the public sewer system in SW Meade Street between SW 1st and SW 2nd Avenues. The project will construct approximately 100 feet of mainline sewer pipe and four service laterals, which will connect private properties to the new public sewer. This project will resolve nonconforming sewer connections for four properties.


meade and 1st project map

Construction is expected to begin the week of June 10 and continue through July 2019. General work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday if needed. The schedule may change due to a variety of factors, including weather, conditions underground, availability of materials and labor, and unforeseen events. This project is expected to last for approximately four to six weeks to complete. Below is an outline of the schedule.

Week of June 24

  • Install 8” mainline pipe and manhole
  • Install service laterals and inlets

Week of July 8

  • Pipe testing
  • Connect existing service laterals
  • Install sidewalk-ADA ramps

Week of July 15

  • Permanent pavement restoration

Construction Methods

Crews will dig a trench in the street to install the pipes. Crews will also construct four sewer service laterals.  After sewer construction, crews will backfill the trenches and apply a temporary asphalt patch. After all work has passed inspection, crews will return to restore the patched trenches with a fresh new asphalt surface.  

Pre-Construction Activities

Before the major pipe work begins, crews will be in the area preparing for construction. Activities may include locating and marking utilities, trimming trees and installing tree protection, staging equipment and materials, and setting up parking and traffic controls.

What to Expect During Construction

The City’s Office of Procurement Services is currently reviewing this project and its construction contract options. When Procurement Services completes their review, Environmental Services will notify the public of the construction schedule. You can expect the following impacts 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 E11058. The hotline is staffed all hours and all days.

For More Information

For more information, please contact Aaron Abrams at, or call 503-823-2827. Please contact us if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries or have questions about this project.