May 4, 2016
Starting tonight (Wednesday, May 4), sewer construction preparation will close one lane of SE Powell Boulevard in each direction between SE 10th Avenue and SE 15th Avenue for three nights. The overnight lane closures will last from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The lane closures this week will allow construction crews to prepare to close the northbound ramp from SE 17th Avenue to Powell Boulevard westbound beginning Monday, May 9. Sewer construction will close the ramp 24 hours a day for up to 50 days.
During the ramp closure, northbound traffic on SE 17th will detour to SE McLoughlin Boulevard. The ramp closure will not affect pedestrian and bicycle traffic or southbound traffic on SE 17th Avenue. Traffic will also continue to flow in both directions on SE Powell Boulevard throughout construction.
This work is part of the Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Project to replace or repair 4,500 feet of 100-year-old sewers in poor condition. Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/LowerPowell for more information.
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.