May 6, 2016
Beginning Monday, May 9, sewer construction on Powell Boulevard will close SE 17th Avenue northbound at SE Haig Street. The work will close the northbound SE 17th Avenue ramp that merges onto SE Powell westbound. The ramp will remain closed all days and all hours 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. More information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/LowerPowell.
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.