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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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Traffic Advisory: Sewer construction to close lanes on NE Killingsworth St between MLK Blvd and 6th Ave periodically during June and July

(June 1, 2018) - The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services advises the traveling public that a sewer construction project will involve periodic lane closures on NE Killingsworth Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and NE Sixth Avenue for about two months beginning June 4, 2018.  

Construction will occur during day and night hours, but not during evening rush hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or on Sundays or the July 4th holiday.

One lane will be maintained at all times. The traveling public is required to follow signage and directions of flaggers when present.

People traveling by motor vehicle or bicycle should expect delays during construction, share the road and travel with caution.

The work is part of the Woodlawn-King Streets Sewer Repair project to repair or replace over 16,000 feet (more than three miles) of public sewer pipes that are on average 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. This project will protect the public and environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/wokistreets.

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.

 

Media Contact Diane Dulken, 503-823-5328, diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov