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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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NE Gile Terrace Sewer Extension Project

NE Gile Terrace project mapUpdated June 14, 2017

Environmental Services is designing a project to extend the public sewer into NE Gile Terrace and provide service to properties currently served by a nonconforming sewer. The project will provide those properties independent, direct connections to the public sewer system.


Construction schedule has not been determined yet. 

Project Description

The project will include construction in NE Gile Terrace between NE 22nd Avenue and NE Alameda Street (see map). This project will construct about 306 feet of public sewer pipe, two manholes, one cleanout, and three service laterals to provide public sewer access to nonconforming sewer properties on NE Gile Terrace.

The city contractor may use a trenchless construction method called directional drilling to minimize impacts to the street, retaining wall, and landscaping. Crews may also use a trenchless directional drill to install the three new service laterals to the property frontage. The construction method has not been finalized yet. For more information about this and other construction methods, click here.

Regular construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays as needed.

Crews will restore the excavated sending and receiving pit areas of the street plus any driveways and curbs that are damaged during construction once the work has been completed. Due to the narrow features of NE Gile Terrace, equipment and materials may be stored on NE Alameda Street.

Pre-Construction Activities

Before the project is constructed, work crews will be in NE Gile Terrace gathering information to define work locations, select construction methods, and determine underground conditions. Crews will survey and locate utilities, drill holes to take soil and pavement samples, and review street trees with a certified arborist. Survey crews may place temporary paint markings on the pavement to mark the locations of pipes and other underground utilities. These activities generally occur over time rather than all at once. For details on these activities, click here

For More Information

Button. Click to sign up for email updatesContact Cheryl Kuck by email or phone 503-823-7898. In your email and voicemail messages, please provide your name, property address, and the project name (NE Gile Terrace).

We will communicate directly with individual property owners expected to be impacted by this project and keep neighbors informed as well. Before and during construction, we will be sending out periodic email updates to keep you posted on the schedule, pre-construction activities, and traffic restrictions. We encourage you to sign up now to receive updates by emailing Cheryl Kuck with “Gile Terrace” in the subject line.