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Phone: 503-823-7740

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Capitol Hwy – Multnomah to Texas

Updated June 27, 2019

Environmental Services is partnering with Portland's Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to complete sewer repairs on Capitol Highway as part of PBOT's SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Project. The sewer repairs included in this project were formerly in the Hillsdale South Sewer Repair project. Combining the repaving work with the sewer repair work will reduce the overall impact to SW Capitol Highway and the Multnomah Village community.  

This project will repair or replace approximately 820 feet of 80-year-old, deteriorating public sewer pipes along SW Capitol Highway between SW 35th Avenue and SW Texas Street.The project will also repair or replace 10 sewer service laterals either to the curb, edge of pavement, or right-of-way; lateral pipes connect adjacent buildings to the public sewer. Taking these actions now will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages, and sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.

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

Capitol Hwy Sewer Repair map

Construction Schedule

This schedule refers only to the sewer repair work being done. Work on each block will be conducted in multiple phases with periods of inactivity between each phase, typically ranging from a few days to a few weeks. Please be aware that schedules are subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, and materials availability.

Week of June 24 – At the intersection of SW Capitol Hwy and SW 35th Avenue, crews will continue to install storm drain connections and catch basins.

Week of July 8 – Two manholes will be constructed, and additional storm drain piping will be installed at the intersection of SW Capitol Hwy and SW 35th and 36th avenues.

What to Expect During Construction

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Local access to all properties will be maintained, but construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business during certain periods of construction.
  • 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.
  • Some equipment and materials may be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during construction 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.  

Construction Hours

Construction hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the same hours on Saturdays as needed.

The Portland Noise Office approved night work for multiple locations within the project boundaries (see project map above). Homes and businesses near these locations will receive a separate notification before night work takes place. 

For More Information

If you would like to know more about PBOT’s SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Project, visit the project webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/676333 or contact PBOT Project Manager Norberto Adre at 503-823-4818 or at Norberto.Adre@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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.