Woodlawn-King Streets Sewer Repair Project Update: May 23, 2017
Construction will begin as early as July 2017
Environmental Services will begin construction soon on the Woodlawn-King Streets Sewer Repair Project. The project will repair or replace over 16,000 feet (over 3 miles) of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood that are on average 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. This work will also include repairing or adding over 6,000 feet of service laterals that connect houses and businesses from the curb to the public sewer in the street. Taking these actions now will help protect the public and our environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.
Construction is expected to begin July 2017 and take about a year to complete. The first activity you will see in your neighborhood will be crews inspecting pipes and manholes, surveying utility locations, and mobilizing materials and equipment on site. Work locations and crew activities will be covered in project updates. For more information about these preconstruction activities, please visit: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/precon.
For a complete list of construction phases and a map of the project area, visit the project web page.
Once construction begins neighbors and businesses should expect periods of inactivity between each phase ranging from a few days to a few weeks. The duration depends on a variety of variables including underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, quality control tests and availability of materials. To learn more about What to Expect During Construction go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/632833.
Once construction begins, crews will move from one site to another as work phases are completed, with periods of inactivity between phases. Please be aware that schedules are subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts and subcontractor and materials availability.
The city will use a combination of open trench construction and Cured-in-Place Pipe-Lining (CIPP). Details about each construction method are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
Construction hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays. The Portland Noise Office approved night work for two locations within the project boundaries. (This work is not in the current schedule.) Homes and businesses near these locations will receive a separate notification before night work takes place. Check the project map for night work locations.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/wokistreets
or contact Rhetta Drennan.
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