September 20, 2013
Beginning on Monday, September 23, sewer construction will close one traffic lane on SE 11th Avenue a tSE Oak Street from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The construction will close SE Oak Street at SE 11th to through traffic during work hours. Flaggers will maintain local access only on SE Oak. Construction will close the crosswalk at SE 11th and Oak during work hours.
Construction will take three days to complete. All lanes will be open after work hours.
Work crews are installing a new manhole and sewer pipe as part of the Oak Street Sewer Project. The project is replacing sewer pipes that are in poor condition on SE Oak Street from SE 10th to SE 18th avenues and some adjacent streets.
Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Projects to replace or repair aging sewers protect water quality, public health, and the environment.
For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328.
The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.