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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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SE 10th & Salmon Stormwater Improvement Project

Updated December 20, 2018

Environmental Services continue construction of a sewer and stormwater capacity project on SE Salmon Street between 9th and 10th avenues to replace over 400 feet of public sewer pipes that are currently too small. The new and larger sewer pipes will enhance livability by improving sewer and stormwater infrastructure, increasing sewer capacity, and reducing the risks of flooding and sewage releases to businesses and streets in the Willamette River Watershed.

SE 10th & Salmon Project Map

Construction Schedule

The contractor continues to store supplies and equipment on SE Salmon. They are trying to complete this project as quickly as possible and will try and provide access to businesses as much as possible.

Remainder of the week of December 17:

  • Crews will be repairing the manhole on SE 10th Avenue, mid-block between Salmon and Taylor.
  • Crews will be installing the new ADA ramp and storm drain on the northwest and southeast corners of the intersection of SE 10th and Salmon.

Week of December 26 (No work on December 24 and 25):

  • Crews will be installing an odor control storm drain at SE 9th and Salmon intersection.
  • Final inspection of the sewer main and laterals on SE Salmon and SE 10th will be conducted by video.

Week of January 2 (No work on December 31 and January 1):

  • Bike racks and signage will be replaced on SE Salmon.
  • Crews will attempt to restore pavement on SE 9th, Salmon and 10th, but it is completely weather dependent.

Construction Methods

The city’s contractor will use open trench excavation where the road will be excavated to access and replace the pipes.  For more information on sewer construction methods, visit

What to Expect during Construction

  • Construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may also schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Construction creates noise, vibration, and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • The contractor will maintain local access, but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business.
  • You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.
  • On‐street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.
  • Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during construction.

For More Information

With questions or comments, please contact Debbie Caselton by email at  or phone at 503-823-2831. To sign up for periodic email updates, email Debbie with “10th & Salmon” in the subject line.