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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Traffic Advisory: Sewer repairs to close SE 20th Avenue between Burnside and Stark streets on January 8 for up to 30 days

(January 4, 2018)  – Environmental Services advises the traveling public that sewer construction will require the closure of SE 20th Avenue between Burnside and Stark streets all days and all hours beginning Monday, January 8, for up to 30 days. 

A signed detour will guide drivers and people on bicycles to SE 28th Avenue.  Sidewalks will remain open and local access will be maintained.

The traveling public is advised to expect some delays, to travel cautiously and to observe the traffic control signage.

The 24/7 closure will allow crews to work extended hours to expedite repairs of about 240 feet of pipe on SE 20th between Pine and Oak streets. Crews are replacing a 115-year-old pipe in order to prevent costly breaks, sink holes and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

For additional project information, updates and maps, visit

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. Follow on Twitter @besportland


Media Contact Diane Dulken, 503-823-5328,