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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

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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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Capitol Hwy – Multnomah to Texas

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Updated May 8, 2020

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.

Environmental Services has successfully completed sewer construction on the Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project located in SW Portland. This project helps protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Please note that this refers only to the sewer repair work and that Portland's Bureau of Transportation is still in the process of completing the SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation work in the same area.

For information regarding PBOT's SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Project please visit that project webpage by CLICKING HERE.

Current Construction Map

Project Accomplishments

By coordinating with many property owners, businesses, and residents in the project area, Environmental Services completed the following work:

  • Replaced and upsized 820 feet of public sewer pipes that were more than 80 years old.
  • Repaired, replace, and built 10 service connections to the main sewer line
  • Repaired, replaced, and built 8 manholes throughout the project area

A Note of Appreciation

Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project was a major collaborative construction project. Environmental Services knows it has meant significant inconveniences for businesses and the many people living, working, and visiting in the project area. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we worked through the unique technical challenges of the neighborhood (both above and below ground) to complete the necessary public sewer repairs. Thank you. 

Environmental Services expresses special appreciation to the dozens of property owners, property managers, facility managers, and business owners and operators who collaborated with us to help us complete the sewer repair work. Thank you.

For More Information

If you would like to know more about PBOT’s SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Project, visit the project webpage at or contact PBOT Project Sean Bjornstrom at 503-823-7145 or at You can also reach out to PBOT Planner Briana Orr at 503-823-7566 or at  

For information about the sewer repair portion of the project, please contact Joe Tursi at 503-823-5753 or at

Adjacent Projects in Southwest Portland

Several sewer construction projects are happening simultaneously around your neighborhood. To see where they are and for project updates, visit our SW Portland Projects webpage.

Neighboring SW Sewer Repair Projects

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns such as business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries, or other concerns. We appreciate your communication and want to hear from you.