March 1, 2010
A sewer construction project that began today is closing traffic lanes at the intersection of SE 26th Avenue and SE Gladstone Street. Flaggers are assisting traffic through the intersection during construction hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The contractor will restore all traffic lanes after 4:00 p.m. each day. Drivers should expect slow traffic at the intersection during construction hours. The work in the intersection will last for about two weeks.
The construction is part of the SE Bybee Sewer Rehabilitation Project to replace aging sewer pipes and improve the sewer system.
March 8, 2010
Building owners and home owners wondering how to go about building an ecoroof can learn about it at Ecoroof Portland 2010 on Friday, March 12 and Saturday March 13, 2010. Ecoroofs are vegetated roof systems that absorb rain to reduce stormwater runoff and last longer than conventional roofing.
Ecoroof Portland is a free event open to the public. Architects, consultants, contractors, landscape architects, manufacturers, nurseries, structural engineers and suppliers who specialize in ecoroofs will be on hand. A full speaker program both days will showcase local ecoroof case studies and success stories.
Ecoroof Portland 2010
Friday, March 12
Saturday, March 13
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days
101 N Weidler Street
There will also be information about how to apply for a City of Portland ecoroof incentive to offset construction costs. Incentives pay up to $5 per square foot for new ecoroof projects. The typical cost of an ecoroof in Portland ranges from $5 to $20 per square foot.
Get more information at portlandonline.com/bes/ecoroofpdx.
For more information, contact Linc Mann at 503-823-5328.