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NW Westover Road Sewer Repair Project

Button. Click to sign up for email updatesUpdated September 26, 2019

Environmental Services has begun construction on an urgent sewer repair project in your neighborhood to repair approximately 187 feet of a 100-year-old, severely deteriorated public sewer pipe. The sewer pipe runs under a private property between NW Westover Road and NW Summit Avenue, near NW Lovejoy Street. This 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

Construction will occur in the public right-of-way and on private property between NW Westover Road and NW Summit Avenue, near NW Lovejoy Street. See map.

NW Westover Road sewer repair project map

Timeline

This is an urgent sewer repair. Some pre-construction activities have already begun, such as surveying and utility marking. The actual pipe repair is anticipated to begin the week of September 30th and continue at least through October.

What to Expect During Construction

You can expect the following activities and impacts during construction:

  • Bypass Pump: While crews repair the sewer line, they will install a temporary bypass sewer system to ensure uninterrupted sewer service to adjacent properties and prevent backups. The bypass pump will be placed on NW Westover Road. A hose will run south around the block, diverting the combined sewage and stormwater flows to a manhole at the intersection of NW Westover Road and NW Summit Avenue.

  • Work Hours: From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. If necessary, work may occur the same hours on Saturday. Driveway Access: Local access to your property will be maintained, but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your home or business.

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

    • NW Summit Avenue will be closed when crews complete the sliplining process to repair the pipe. The process will involve pulling or pushing a new pipe into the existing pipe and grouting the space between them.
    • NW Westover Road will still allow through traffic.
  • Driveway Access: Local access to your property will be maintained, but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your home or business.

  • 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 E11216. The hotline is staffed all hours and all days.

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
Email: Ning.Jiang@portlandoregon.gov

If you have a concern or question about the pipe repair near you, please be sure to include your name, property address, and project name (NW Westover) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also let us know if you have concerns such as medical deliveries, medical access needs, and special events on your street that might be affected by construction. 


Community Outreach

Including the project description, map and schedule

Project Overview

Check out current and previous communications about the project