1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204
Updated May 19, 2020
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 – your sewer and stormwater utility – is constructing a project in your neighborhood to upgrade sewers on SE Hawthorne Boulevard between SE 31st through 40th avenues. There are some side streets to the north of Hawthorne that will also be included in the work (SE 31st, 37th, 38th, Madison between 37th and 38th, and 40th). This sewer project will upgrade and install 2,900 feet of sewer mainline. The addition of new larger pipe will address basement sewer backups, reduce street flooding, and help protect public health and the environment.
This project was previously part of the Sunnyside South Green Street and Sewer Project. 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.
Crews are finishing portions of the project quicker than anticipated. The schedule is moving ahead and there are some changes that have developed since the previous update.
Below are the anticipated construction activities for the remainder of this week and next. The schedule is changing weekly based on progress by the contractor. Please note that the schedule can change for a variety of reasons, including weather, equipment and supply availability, and coordinating with crews and subcontractors. Crews are installing sewer mainline and sewer connections with two crews working from 7am – 6pm, Monday through Friday:
Week of May 18 (Changes added):
Week of May 25 (no work on Monday, May 25 due to holiday) – Changes added:
You can expect the following activities and impacts during construction:
Environmental Services is working directly with adjacent properties affected by this project. Community outreach staff will listen to your suggestions and respond to your concerns. If your business is opening to the public from the previous Stay-At-Home order, please contact us so we can make sure you are accommodated:
We encourage you to support local businesses during this difficult time. You can still shop online for goods and gift certificates for businesses on Hawthorne, and many stores and restaurants will still be open and accessible for pickup for delivery of food and drink.Edit Description