Updated September 22, 2017
Environmental Services is anticipated to begin in November to build 53 green street planters in the Argay Terrace neighborhood in northeast Portland. When it rains in this neighborhood, water flows over streets, drains into the stormwater system and flows to the Columbia Slough, carrying pollution with it. The green street planters are built next to sidewalks to clean and filter the stormwater before it enters the slough to protect water quality, reduce the risk of basement backups, and help control stormwater runoff during heavy rain events. The project also includes moving some water pipes, replacing some stormwater inlets and re-constructing some intersection sidewalks and ADA ramps.
The contract has been extended to move water lines in some locations. Construction is anticipated to begin in November 2017 instead of September and should be complete by November 2018.
There will be periods of inactivity at each site between various phases of work. Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays if the contractor chooses.