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Traffic Advisory: West Burnside to remain closed through Friday afternoon, and potentially through next week; use US 26 or NW Cornell Road

The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that West Burnside Street will remain closed through Friday afternoon, and potentially through next week, as crews work to clear a 50-foot tall landslide that looms over the roadway.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: WEST BURNSIDE TO REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AND POTENTIALLY THROUGH NEXT WEEK; USE US 26 OR NW CORNELL ROAD

News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2017 11:58 AM

(11:45 a.m. Jan. 18, 2017) The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that West Burnside Street will remain closed through Friday afternoon, and potentially through next week, as crews work to clear a 50-foot tall landslide that looms over the roadway.

West Burnside has been closed to through traffic from NW Skyline to NW 23rd Avenue.

The road is closed to all through traffic. Travelers should consider U.S. 26 or NW Cornell Road as alternative routes for through traffic. Expect delays on area roads during rush hour and consider public transit. Check trimet.org/alerts for information about public transit schedules and delays.

Given the size of the slide and its location adjacent to the roadway, and with a house right above the slide, it is important for PBOT engineers to ensure the stability of the hillside in order to protect the safety of the traveling public and city workers.

Numerous downed trees must be cleared before PBOT engineers have a clear view of the scene and can fully assess what is needed to make the roadway safe for city crews and the public. A 100-foot tall Douglas fir tree adjacent to a home must be removed. Crews from Portland Parks & Recreation urban forestry crews must remove other trees in the slide area.

Debris was still falling from the slide last night and Thursday morning.

An estimated at least 75 cubic yards of material must be removed by PBOT crews, potentially taking six to 12 dump truck loads.

We will provide an update on Friday.

Avoid the area. Use alternate routes. Obey street closed and detour signage. Use caution and travel slowly on detour routes and area streets.

Local access for residents only is permitted westbound to NW Uptown Terrace and eastbound to NW Maywood Drive and NW Hermosa Blvd and nearly streets.

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Contact Info:
Dylan Rivera 503-577-7534

 

Tabor Sewer Repair Project Update

The map posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabor show the anticipated construction schedule through February 3, 2017.

Tabor Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: January 19, 2017

Construction is continuing on Environmental Services’ Tabor Sewer Repair Project

There will be construction phases at each location:

  • video inspection
  • saw-cutting
  • spot repairs
  • manhole replacement
  • pipe installation
  • lateral connection from each building to the curb
  • stormwater inlet replacement
  • temporary paving
  • final trench paving and restoration.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

The map posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabor show the anticipated construction schedule through February 3, 2017. Work in each area will take a few weeks to complete and there will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.

The contractor will apply temporary pavement after completing pipe installation in all work areas. Final trench paving and restoration will occur later as scheduling and weather allows.

Areas on the map, marked in gray, are currently not on the schedule or are not completed.

The construction schedules are subject to change due to underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

With questions or comments, please contact Joe Annettor 503-823-2934.

Thank you,

Joe Annett

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

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

Inverness Force Main Construction Update: January 19, 2017 -- Bike/Pedestrian bridge closed for up to 90 days starting January 30

The Inverness Force Main is an 11-mile pressure sewer that carries sewage from northeast Portland to the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plan.

Inverness Force Main Construction Update: January 19, 2017 – Bike/Pedestrian bridge closed for up to 90 days starting January 30.

The Inverness Force Main is an 11-mile pressure sewer that carries sewage from northeast Portland to the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plan. The 36-inch line splits into a 20-inch and a 30-inch pipe about two miles east of the plant. Both sections are suspended underneath the Columbia Slough Pedestrian Trail Bridge, which Environmental Services constructed. When maintenance crews found the leak in the 30-inch pipe two years ago, all flow switched to the 20-inch pipe and plans for repairs began.

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE CLOSURE

The Columbia Slough Bike/Pedestrian Trail Bridge will be closed for up to 90 days beginning as soon as January 30, 2017.

To see a project map with suggested bike and pedestrian detour, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/inverness.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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