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Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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SE Hawthorne Boulevard Sewer Project

Updated August 19, 2020

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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 has completed construction on SE Hawthorne Boulevard between SE 31st through 40th avenues. There were some side streets to the north of Hawthorne that were included in the work (SE 31st, 37th, 38th, Madison between 37th and 38th, and 40th). This sewer project upgraded and installed 2,900 feet of sewer mainline. The addition of new larger pipe will address basement sewer backupsreduce street flooding, and help protect public health and the environment.  

This project was previously part of the Sunnyside South Green Street and Sewer Project (tentatively scheduled to begin construction summer 2021).  It was separated from this larger project in order to complete the sewer work before the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Paint and Pave Project occurs on SE Hawthorne in the spring/summer 2021 and also to take advantage of the Stay-At-Home Order due to the COVID-19 emergency. 

SE Hawthorne Sewer Project map

What's Next

Landis & Landis Construction has completed the sewer work and street restoration, but still has minor items to complete throughout the project area. These smaller items are part of the final “punch list”.  These smaller items could take up to a month to complete when they have availability to finish.  

Community Outreach

If you have any questions, comments, or need information, please contact Debbie Caselton at or call our Public Involvement hotline at 503-865-4300.