In addition to the projects we recently posted on—Crystal Springs restoration and SE Clay Green Street—there’s also construction continuing on SE Division Street. Watch out for the paving and sewer pipe construction underway now.
Find Division Street construction updates here.
The Division Streetscape project is part of the larger Tabor to the River program area, where BES and neighbors are partnering to develop a healthy urban watershed that supports natural water functions and a reliable sewer system. Working together, so far we have planted 720 new trees, built 138 green streets, removed invasive species on 66 acres of habitat, and constructed rain gardens on 42 properties. 100 more green street facilities are in design and construction over the next year and a half. The Tabor to the River program is saving ratepayers an estimated $63 million by using green infrastructure solutions.
The Division Streetscape is the result of the vision and participation of community members over many years. Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are constructing significant streetscape, stormwater management and sewer system improvements on SE Division from SE 11th Avenue to SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard. In addition to transportation improvements, the project includes construction of 55 green street facilities, planting 124 new street trees, replacing over 4,900 feet of poor condition sewer pipe and replacing 32 manholes. All of this will help relieve sewer backups and increase sewer system reliability.
For more information on the Division Streetscape project, including block-by-block views of the project areas, go to: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/streetscape
Need a break from the construction zone? Be sure to check out the roaming Art of Stormwater exhibit at the 7 Corners New Seasons Market through the end of July, and the Rain or Shine Coffee House starting in August.