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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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NW Hoyt Street Sewer Repair Project

Updated August 20, 2019Button. Click to sign up for email updates

Environmental Services is designing a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace approximately 259 feet of 130-year-old public sewer pipes that are in deteriorating condition. The NW Hoyt Street Sewer Repair Project will help protect public health, water quality, and the Fanno Creek Watershed by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.

Project Area

Public sewer improvements will be made in NW Hoyt Street between NW 19th and NW 20th avenues, and will include a short extension in NW 20th Avenue just north of Hoyt.

NW Hoyt Street Sewer Repair Project map


Construction is anticipated to begin in June 2020 and be completed by December 2020.

What’s Happening Now? 

Over the next several weeks, starting as early as the end of August, crews will be gathering information to help engineers define repair locations, select construction methods, and determine how to minimize construction impacts on residents.

City crews may be in the neighborhood to conduct surveys of public utilities and street elevations, lift manhole lids to inspect manholes, conduct video inspections of sewer pipes using closed circuit television cameras, drill small holes in the street to obtain soil samples, place temporary paint markings on the pavement to mark locations of sewer pipes and other underground utilities, and conduct other information-gathering activities. Details about what the utility locate colors mean are available online at

These design and pre-construction activities will occur over time and not all at once.

For More Information

If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email:

Ning Jiang 
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-823-6006

If you have a concern or question about the work near you, please be sure to include your name, business name, property address, and project name (NW Hoyt) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "NW Hoyt" in the subject line of your email.