Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services and Bureau of Transportation are working in collaboration on a street, stormwater, and sewer improvement project in southeast Portland. This project will improve safety and accessibility of travel while also improving stormwater management and the public sewer system to help protect water quality in local creeks and streams. Working together ensures successful outcomes on plans and projects – including reduced costs, improved efficiency, and enhanced service delivery to customers.
To minimize construction impacts on the public and avoid digging up the street twice, Environmental Services will construct public sewer improvements this summer in advance of the street and stormwater improvements.
The SE Mill Street Sewer Replacement Project will replace and upsize 629 feet of public sewer pipes in SE Mill Street between SE 80th and SE 82nd avenues. The project will also construct two manholes, repair a third manhole, and replace several service laterals that connect private properties to the public sewer. This sewer project will protect public health and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to buildings and streets.
Sewer construction will occur in SE Mill Street between SE 80th and SE 82nd avenues.
Environmental Services will begin constructing public sewer improvements in July and take up to three months to complete the work. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will then construct the street, sidewalk, and stormwater improvements. For Transportation's schedule, contact Mimi Phillips at 503-823-3462 or email Mimi.
General construction hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday as needed. To minimize traffic impacts, the Portland Noise Office granted Environmental Services a noise variance to work at night in the intersection of SE 82nd Avenue. Night work will be from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and may last up to two weeks.