2:30 pm update: This advisory is cancelled. Work is complete and service is restored.
(January 11, 2019) - The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services advises the traveling public to expect congestion around the intersection of NE Glisan Street and 60th Avenue through the evening commute due to a sewer construction project. The traffic signals at the intersection have been shut off and flaggers are managing traffic flow.
The public is advised to expect delays through this evening and to use alternate routes where possible.
Alternate routes are:
Eastbound and westbound travelers: Use NE Halsey or E Burnside streets.
Northbound or southbound travelers: Use NE 47th or 67th avenues.
The public is asked not to cut through residential streets. The nearby I-84 ramp signals are not affected but people entering or leaving the freeway may experience congestion on NE Glisan Street.
Travelers are asked to follow signage and the direction of flaggers, Please share the road and travel with caution.
The sewer repair work is the last major piece of the Mt. Tabor Sewer Repair Project. www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabor. This project is repairing and replacing public sewer pipes that are 60 to 104 years old in order to protect water quality, public health and our environment.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org