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SW Yamhill-Morrison Sewer Repair Project Update

Environmental Services continues a project to repair about 6,500 feet of public sewer pipes in SW Yamhill and SW Morrison Streets between SW 1st and SW 13th Avenues in downtown Portland that are 100 to 140 years old and in deteriorating condition. The urgent repairs will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to buildings and streets.

SW Yamhill-Morrison Sewer Repair Project

Construction Update

Environmental Services continues a project to repair about 6,500 feet of public sewer pipes in SW Yamhill and SW Morrison Streets between SW 1st and SW 13th Avenues in downtown Portland that are 100 to 140 years old and in deteriorating condition. The urgent repairs will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to buildings and streets.

To view a map of the project area, visit the webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/downtown.

TIMELINE

Sewer repairs will continue 24/7, all hours and all days, between now and May 20, with the most challenging work being coordinated with TriMet’s MAX improvement project in May. Learn more about TriMet’s project at www.trimet.org/morrisonyamhill.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Crews have completed root removal, videotaping of conditions, and cleaning of public sewer pipes in the project area. For the rest of this month, crews will verify sewer connection locations for properties served by those pipes and install cleanouts in multiple locations. Cleanouts are capped openings above the public sewer line that enable crews to access and repair sewer connections to properties along the line. They are typically installed near the curb, but may also be placed in the sidewalk or near the building. Cleanouts will be used to maintain sewer service during the repairs in May and to provide access for future sewer maintenance activities.

We continue to encourage businesses in the project area to complete the Downtown Business Sewer Questionnaire to help us understand your sewer connections, business operations and needs, and identify your emergency contacts. Please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/downtown to complete the questionnaire.

APPROVED 24/7 SCHEDULE

An approved Noise Variance enables the city’s contractors to work all hours and all days in order to condense several months of urgent sewer repairs into just nine weeks. Due to high traffic volumes during the normal workday in this major downtown corridor, and MAX trains running close to the work zones, it is necessary to do some of the construction between 1:00 to 4:00 a.m. when trains aren’t running.

The construction schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials.

LOOK-AHEAD SCHEDULE

For the rest of this week and next week, pre-construction and maintenance work will continue along Yamhill and Morrison between 1st and 13th, along Stark between Naito and 2nd, and along 5th between Taylor and Yamhill. Activities include verifying sewer connection locations to properties, evaluating and installing sewer cleanouts, and taking photos of the work area for documentation.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

Expect traffic delays, temporary street closures, traffic control signage, and flaggers as needed within the work area. You may notice several areas on sidewalks near you that have been cut and are covered. These sewer cleanout locations will be restored in May. For details about ongoing activities and impacts to expect during construction, read the Project Overview on the SW Yamhill-Morrison project webpage.

STAY INFORMED

If you have a question or concern, call the project hotline at 503-823-5315, leave a message, and your call will be returned by the next business day.

- Visit the project webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/downtown.

- Sign up for email updates on the project webpage.

- To report concerns about nighttime construction noise, call the noise hotlines at 503-823-8458 or 503-823-8263.

- Email city outreach staff at Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov.

Please include your name, business name, location, and phone number in your phone and email messages so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your business. Write “SW Yamhill-Morrison” in the subject line of your email.

DOWNTOWN OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Environmental Services is coordinating with multiple agencies to schedule and complete construction, minimize disruptions, and help people get to where they are going. Learn about other projects that will affect the Central Business District at www.MovePDX.net. To avoid circling around construction to find parking, the City recommends you use SmartPark garages; those near our construction zone are included on the project map.

Cheryl Kuck

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-823-7898

Email: Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov

Traffic Alert: Weekend closures of Interstate 5 in Portland begin Friday, April 14

The first of four full weekend closures of Interstate 5 in one direction between the Marquam Bridge and North Broadway will take place in the southbound direction from 10 p.m. Friday, April 14 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 17. Travelers should make plans now to avoid delays on detour routes. In addition to the southbound closure, crews will close one northbound lane of I-5.

This news release is available online. Traffic maps attached.

First weekend I-5 closure starts tonight in Portland

April 14, 2017

Contacts:

Mike Pullen, Multnomah County, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Kimberly Dinwiddie, ODOT, 503-539-8454, Kimberly.dinwiddie@odot.state.or.us

For information: www.BurnsideBridge.org

Weekend closures of Interstate 5 in Portland begin Friday, April 14

I-5 southbound closed from Broadway to Marquam Bridge 10 p.m. Friday to 4:30 a.m. Monday

The first of four full weekend closures of Interstate 5 in one direction between the Marquam Bridge and North Broadway will take place in the southbound direction from 10 p.m. Friday, April 14 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 17. Travelers should make plans now to avoid delays on detour routes. In addition to the southbound closure, crews will close one northbound lane of I-5.

During the I-5 southbound closure, travelers will be diverted to I-405 southbound to reach I-5 south of downtown. A lane of I-5 south will be open for travelers to access I-84 east. Travelers heading in from Washington State could consider using Interstate 205. Congestion is expected around I-5 in the central city during the closures. Travelers should consider using other routes or taking transit, depending on their travel plans.

The remaining weekend closures of Interstate 5 will take place from 10 p.m. Friday to 4:30 a.m. Monday on the following weekends:

  • Friday, April 21 to Monday, April 24 (southbound)
  • Friday, May 5 to Monday, May 8 (northbound)
  • Friday, May 12 to Monday, May 15 (northbound)

Closing I-5 during the weekends will allow contractor Hamilton Construction to perform concrete repairs underneath the Burnside Bridge, which spans lanes of the freeway. Areas of the concrete are degraded and at risk of falling on the freeway. This work is part of Multnomah County’s Burnside Bridge Maintenance project. The closures will also allow ODOT crews to do work on the closed section of freeway, including paving, survey, electrical, inspection and seismic work.

For project information, visit burnsidebridge.org. For information on public infrastructure projects throughout Portland’s central city, visit MovePDX.net.

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

Traffic Alert: Morrison Bridge repairs to impact south bridge path in April

Construction work on the Morrison Bridge will require equipment and staff to be staged on the south path of the bridge in April, as crews use hatches in the path to lower construction equipment down to the lift span pit below the bridge deck. The contractor is attaching thousands of pounds of weight to the bridge counterweights to balance the heavier deck that will be installed on the lift span this year.

This news advisory is available online.

Morrison Bridge repairs will impact south bridge path in April

Construction work on the Morrison Bridge will require equipment and staff to be staged on the south path of the bridge in April, as crews use hatches in the path to lower construction equipment down to the lift span pit below the bridge deck. The contractor is attaching thousands of pounds of weight to the bridge counterweights to balance the heavier deck that will be installed on the lift span this year.

The southside path will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians during the work, but the path will be more congested at times.

For more information, visit www.multco.us/bridges or follow us on Twitter @MultCoBridges.

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

2017-18 Cannabis Policy Oversight Team: Accepting applications

CPOT is the City of Portland’s cannabis policy advisory group made up of community members, cannabis industry members, and health officials (among other stakeholders).

The City of Portland’s Cannabis Program is requesting applicants for the 2017-18 Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT)!

CPOT is the City of Portland’s cannabis policy advisory group made up of community members, cannabis industry members, and health officials (among other stakeholders). CPOT facilitates discussion about cannabis policy to ensure that Portland’s cannabis regulations are fair for businesses, maintain the safety and livability of our neighborhoods, and reflect Portland’s values.

Please click the following link for the application and for more information about CPOT: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/634118

Thank you very much!

Brandon Goldner
Assistant Program Coordinator | Cannabis Program

Office of Neighborhood Involvement
City Hall, 1121 SW Fourth Ave., Rm. 110
Portland, Oregon 97204
503-823-9333

cannabis@portlandoregon.gov

www.portlandoregon.gov/cannabis