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Sewer construction delays traffic on N Greeley, N Willamette and N Killingsworth

October 30, 2013

For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328

A sewer replacement project in the Overlook neighborhood will close N Willamette Boulevard to through traffic at N Greeley Avenue for two weeks beginning this Friday, November 1. The street will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays.

During construction hours, flaggers will control traffic at four intersections on N Greeley:

  1. The Adidas garage,
  2. N Sumner Street,
  3. N Willamette Boulevard, and
  4. N Killingsworth Street.

The construction contractor will re-open the Willamette-Greeley intersection each day at 3:00 p.m. although construction may continue until 6:00 p.m. on Willamette east or west of Greeley.

Motorists should expect significant delays on Greeley, Killingsworth and Willamette and should use alternate routes when possible.

This work is part of the $6.5-million dollar Overlook Sewer Project to replace or repair about 17,000 feet of sewer pipes in poor condition. The city installed many of the sewers before 1920. The repair project will reduce the possibility of breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

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.