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Sewage release on N. River Street

More than 100 gallons of sewage spilled from a vactor truck when crews responded to a call yesterday afternoon on N. River Street near N. Albina Avenue.

SEWAGE RELEASE ON N. RIVER STREET

News Release from Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Posted on FlashAlert: February 23rd, 2017 3:40 PM

Sanitary Sewage Release Advisory
(this is not a combined sewer overflow [CSO] advisory)

More than 100 gallons of sewage spilled from a vactor truck when crews responded to a call yesterday afternoon on N. River Street near N. Albina Avenue.

Crews cleaned up the spill but an unknown amount of sewage soaked into the ground and an estimated 100 gallons traveled to a storm drain that discharges into the Willamette River.

Sewage release signs were placed to warn the public to stay out of the area. The public is advised to stay out of the area and to avoid contact with the Willamette River for 48 hours.

This sewage release is not related to Portland's combined sewer overflow control system.

The Bureau of Environmental Services provides city residents with programs to protect water quality and public health, including wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.

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Contact Info:
Media contact: Diane Dulken, 503-823-5328, diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

 

Morrison Bridge closed Sunday, February 26 for lift span work

The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on Sunday, February 26 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The deck work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012. The bridge will be in the raised position during the morning, but is expected to open for bicyclists and pedestrians by early afternoon. The work will not impact river users.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: February 22, 2017

Contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Morrison Bridge closed Sunday, February 26 for lift span work

The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on Sunday, February 26 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The deck work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012. The bridge will be in the raised position during the morning, but is expected to open for bicyclists and pedestrians by early afternoon. The work will not impact river users.

The work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if weather conditions are too bad.

Ramps between the bridge and Interstate 5 and Interstate 84 will be closed on Sunday, except for the ramp from the Morrison Bridge westbound to I-5 north. While the I-5 southbound City Center/Morrison Bridge off-ramp (exit 300) will be closed, the I-5 southbound ramp to Highway 99E/U.S. 26 will remain open. Motorists can access I-84 eastbound at NE Grand Avenue and NE Everett Street.

To access downtown Portland from the freeways during the closure, I-5 southbound drivers can exit at the Rose Quarter/Broadway Bridge and I-84 westbound drivers can exit at Rose Quarter/Weidler exits.

The Morrison Bridge lift span deck will be replaced in 2017, with traffic impacts starting in April. Multnomah County maintains the Morrison Bridge and five other Willamette River bridges. For more information, visit www.multco.us/bridges or follow us on Twitter at @MultCoBridges.

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Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter | facebook

Fanno Pressure Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: February 16, 2017

This project will replace 19 maintenance access structures in nine locations in the Garden Home area, as well as install a pressure monitoring and recording system station off SW Railroad Street. These upgrades will ensure that the Fanno Basin Sewer System will continue to handle all wastewater flows year-round and provide better monitoring of the entire sewer system in the area. It will protect public health and the health of the Fanno Creek Watershed.

Fanno Pressure Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: February 16, 2017

This project will replace 19 maintenance access structures in nine locations in the Garden Home area, as well as install a pressure monitoring and recording system station off SW Railroad Street. These upgrades will ensure that the Fanno Basin Sewer System will continue to handle all wastewater flows year-round and provide better monitoring of the entire sewer system in the area. It will protect public health and the health of the Fanno Creek Watershed.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/fanno.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

  • Pre-construction activities and survey work along the sewer pipe will continue over the next week.
  • The Fanno Creek Trail will be closed between SW 81st and 77th beginning February 22 and will likely reopen by March 16.
  • In addition to the trail locations, all access structure sites (see map below) along the Fanno Pressure Sewer will be excavated between February 22 and the end of March.
  • The excavation sites will be covered with steel plates or fenced in for safety while work is completed elsewhere.
  • There will be periods of inactivity at all sites with repeated visits to each site while they work on both pressure lines.
  • After the access structures have been replaced and tested, the sites will be back filled and the surface will be restored or paved.
  • The entire project is anticipated to be completed in June.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Regular construction hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor anticipates working Monday through Thursdays but may schedule work during the same hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Due to opening the sewer lines, there may be intermittent odors during construction.
  • A City of Portland inspector will be on-site during 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.
  • Safety is our priority. Please stay clear of all construction activities, and please keep children and pets clear of all construction activities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/fanno for regular updates. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “Fanno” in the subject line.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries. As always, we strive to provide a quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov.

Working for clean rivers

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. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711

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You’re Invited to the annual Southwest Watersheds Open House!

Help improve the future of your watershed.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Multnomah Arts Center

Room 29

7688 SW Capitol Highway

Stop by on your way home for refreshments and information.

Find out about the progress that Environmental Services and the community are making in restoring watersheds in Southwest Portland and how we are working together to improve water quality, enhance wildlife habitat and so much more. Learn about project designs, timelines, goals and partners.

For more information, contact Becky Tillson at 503-823-7097, Becky.Tillson@portlandoregon.gov and visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/watersheds.

See you on April 26th.