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NW Raleigh-Quimby Sewer Replacement Project Update: Construction Starting Soon

Environmental Services will begin construction in mid-late March on a sewer replacement project on NW Raleigh and NW Quimby streets between NW 21st and 22nd avenues. The project will add needed capacity to the combined sewer and stormwater system, help reduce the potential for basement backups, and protect water quality and the environment. Work will begin in mid-late March and is expected to take approximately 4 months to complete.

NW Raleigh-Quimby Sewer Replacement Project Update: Construction Starting Soon

Environmental Services will begin construction in mid-late March on a sewer replacement project on NW Raleigh and NW Quimby streets between NW 21st and 22nd avenues. The project will add needed capacity to the combined sewer and stormwater system, help reduce the potential for basement backups, and protect water quality and the environment. Work will begin in mid-late March and is expected to take approximately 4 months to complete.

A project map and up to date information are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/RaleighQuimby.

PROJECT SCOPE

In addition to replacing and upsizing the public sewer main in the street, the project includes repairing the sewer laterals between the sewer main and the curb line. Crews will construct several new sewer access structures, replace stormwater inlets and pipes that connect them to the sewer system, and restore the road surface.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Construction will start in mid-late March and will take approximately four months to complete. Please be aware that the project schedule may shift or change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor may also choose to work on Saturdays.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and may disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic control signs will be set up. The contractor maintains local access, but expect delays.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle each day by 7:00 a.m.
  • Equipment and materials will be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • Crews will remove and dispose of some contaminated soil in the construction area.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.
  • As always, please follow the direction of flaggers and informational signs to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Please help us keep the work zone safe and stay clear of all construction activities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandonline.com/bes/RaleighQuimby for up to date project information. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to ashley.tjaden@portlandoregon.gov with “Raleigh Quimby” 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; we will be happy to work with you.

Becky Tillson

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2827 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6615

Email: Rebecca.Tillson@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.

Timbers’ fans: Consider taking TriMet, biking, walking to March 7 game; event rate parking in effect for all Timbers’ home games

With the first Timbers’ home game starting at 7:30 p.m. March 7, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking Timbers fans to consider their transportation options for all games this season in order to keep streets and transit running smoothly.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

NEWS ADVISORY

Timbers’ fans: Consider taking TriMet, biking, walking to March 7 game;

event rate parking in effect for all Timbers’ home games

(March 2, 2015) – With the first Timbers’ home game starting at 7:30 p.m. March 7, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking Timbers fans to consider their transportation options for all games this season in order to keep streets and transit running smoothly.

Fans are encouraged to take TriMet or walk or bicycle. Ample temporary bicycle parking is available at Providence Park. People who drive are encouraged to park in one of the City’s SmartPark garages.

Event rate pricing of $3.50 per hour will be in effect at area parking meters from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Regular parking rates of $1.60 per hour will apply at other times.

Northwest neighborhood event Zone M permit parking restrictions also will be in effect from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Event-goers are encouraged to check out transportation and parking information at www.trimet.org or visit www.portlandoregon.gov/smartpark.

Go Timbers!

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Balch Conduit Support Project Construction Starts in Summer 2015

Environmental Service has completed designing a project that will replace and abandon pipes in poor condition and relieve street flooding and basement sewer backups in the area bounded by NW Yeon Avenue, NW 29th Avenue, NW Nicolai Avenue, and NW St. Helens Road. The project includes diverting stormwater to the Balch Consolidation Conduit sewer pipe, and replacing dams in the Balch Outfall pipe to prevent Willamette River water from backing up into the pipe during heavy rain events.

Balch Conduit Support Project

Construction Starts in Summer 2015

March 2, 2015

CONTACT: Joe Annett, 503-823-2934
Joseph.Annett@portlandoregon.gov

Environmental Service has completed designing a project that will replace and abandon pipes in poor condition and relieve street flooding and basement sewer backups in the area bounded by NW Yeon Avenue, NW 29th Avenue, NW Nicolai Avenue, and NW St. Helens Road. The project includes diverting stormwater to the Balch Consolidation Conduit sewer pipe, and replacing dams in the Balch Outfall pipe to prevent Willamette River water from backing up into the pipe during heavy rain events.

Construction Timeline

The city has invited construction contractors to bid on the project. Hiring a contractor generally takes three to four months. Construction could begin as early as May 2015 and will take about eight months to complete. You will receive more information about the construction schedule when the city completes the contractor hiring process.

Construction Method

The contractor will use open trench excavation, which involves the following steps. There may be periods of inactivity between the steps.

  • Cut the pavement to create a trench.
  • Remove the pavement and other materials.
  • Install the new sewer pipe.
  • Fill in the trench with sand or gravel.
  • Excavate and connect storm drains.
  • Install temporary pavement.
  • Complete final trench paving and restoration.

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/490269 for more information about open trench excavation.

What to Expect During Construction

  • Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The contractor can also choose to work on Saturdays if necessary.
  • Sewer construction by nature is loud, vibration is often felt around the work area, work zones can become dusty, and normal neighborhood activity is disrupted.
  • The contractor will maintain local access to all properties but construction activities may impact normal use of your delivery access or entrance to your business.
  • Vehicles parked or stored within the work area will be required to be moved by the start of each work day.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • A city construction inspector will be on-site during work hours, and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a green City of Portland safety vest and hard hat.
  • Let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical deliveries.

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/bcc for a map of the project area. To receive project updates by email, send an email to Joseph.Annett@portlandoregon.gov with “BCC” in the subject line.

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: March 3, 2015

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: March 3, 2015

As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton and Tabor to the River Program information is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/tabortoriver.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Throughout March, crews will focus on paving areas patched with temporary asphalt

  • Residents next to areas that will be paved will be notified by flier and on-street parking will be restricted.
  • Each area requires preparation before paving and there may be a period of inactivity between these steps.
  • Paving may be postponed due to wet weather and rescheduled on short notice to take advantage of subcontractor availability and dry weather.
  • Additional details regarding each street will be provided as paving is scheduled.

Beginning March 9th, SE Clinton Street (33rd Place to 35th Avenue) and SE 34th Avenue (Clinton to Division) will be closed to all road traffic during construction hours for about a week

  • Paving on Clinton Street includes grinding the middle of the roadway (excluding the parking strip), preparing the surface, and paving over a five day period. During this work, traffic will detour around the work zone.
  • Following paving on Clinton Street, crews will grind the existing roadway on 34th Avenue, prepare the surface, and pave curb to curb over a two day period.
  • In addition to restricting on-street parking, there will be no access to driveways within the work zone during construction hours. Residents living next to active construction should park outside of the work zone from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Subcontractor schedule and weather permitting, crews may pave trenches on SE 36th Avenue (Clinton to Division) and 28th Avenue (Woodward to Clinton) immediately after completing work on Clinton Street and 34th Avenue. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Pervious paving on SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues is moving forward

  • Beginning as soon as March 16th, SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues will be closed to all road traffic, 24 hours a day, for about four weeks. Sidewalks will remain open.
  • Crews will excavate the existing asphalt and resurface with pervious (or porous) asphalt. Pervious asphalt allows water to go through the street and directly into the ground reducing the amount of stormwater that enters the sewer system.
  • Over the course of this work, traffic will be delayed periodically on SE 20th and SE 22nd between SE Division and Clinton streets allow equipment to maneuver safely.

Sewer construction on SE 30th Avenue between Taggart and Clinton begins Thursday, March 5th, and is expected to take about four weeks to complete.

  • Crews will continue to mobilize and conduct preconstruction activities such as saw cutting and staging equipment and materials.
  • There may be a period of inactivity between sewer construction and final trench paving.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE:

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next two weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Week of March 2

  • SE 35th Avenue (Clinton to Division) - lateral sewer pipe construction
  • SE 30th Avenue (Taggart to Clinton) - preparation for main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction

Week of March 9

  • SE 30th Avenue (Taggart to Clinton) - main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction
  • SE Clinton Street (33rd Place to 35th Ave) - street preparation and paving
  • SE 34th Avenue (Clinton to Division) - street preparation and paving

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays. Construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe the “no parking” signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases ranging from a few days to a few weeks.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors wear a hard hat and City of Portland safety vest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/clinton or contact Matt Gough.

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’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Sincerely,

Matt

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

Southwest Ventilation Project Update: February 27, 2015

Construction is underway on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate future growth. The contractor will install about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe along SW Taylors Ferry Road and 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and will construct an odor control facility in the neighborhood.

Southwest Ventilation Project Update: February 27, 2015

Construction is underway on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate future growth. The contractor will install about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe along SW Taylors Ferry Road and 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and will construct an odor control facility in the neighborhood.

A project map and detour route is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SWVentilation.

WHAT WE’VE HEARD FROM YOU

  • Last week we received calls that temporary construction detour signs were unclear. The contractor covers the signs when detours aren’t in place and has updated them to reduce confusion.
  • Overnight work is scheduled until 6:00 a.m. An earlier Environmental Services announcement incorrectly stated the time that overnight construction ends. Last week, crews wrapped up early when they found unexpected underground utilities during excavation.
  • If you are driving near the work zone during construction hours, please do not turn onto SW Taylors Ferry Road when detours are in place. Nighttime U-turns are unsafe on sharp, blind curves.
  • Please send current questions or concerns to Ashley Tjaden or phone at 503-823-5281.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Night work on SW Taylors Ferry Road is 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. The night work phase may last up to four months.
  • Saw cutting is nearly complete. This week, work crews cut 900 linear feet of asphalt ranging from 12-inches to nearly 30-inches thick.
  • The contractor is using a large mechanical hammer to crush thick asphalt for disposal and clear the way for trench excavation.
  • The contractor stores machinery and equipment on SW Virginia Avenue.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Below is the estimated Southwest Ventilation and Capacity Improvement Project construction schedule for the next three weeks. Construction will move from one site to another as crews complete work on each segment. Night work is expected to continue for up to four months, and there could be some weekend work as well. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Week of February 23:

  • Traffic Island removed on SW Virginia Avenue at SW Taylors Ferry Road.
  • Began night work on SW Taylors Ferry Road, 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Approximately 900 linear feet of nearly 30 inch asphalt pavement cut during night work.

Week of March 2:

  • Remove pavement and excavate trench to prepare for pipe installation.
  • Some open cut construction at SW Taylors Ferry Road and SW Fulton Park Boulevard.
  • Install temporary fencing and prepare site for Ventilation Facility construction.

Week of March 9:

  • Install 48-inch manhole SW Taylors Ferry Road and SW Fulton Park Boulevard.
  • Break up and dispose of pavement.
  • Site work begins for SW Taylors Ferry Road Ventilation Facility.

Week of March 16

  • Work at 48-inch manhole at SW Taylors Ferry Road and SW Fulton Park Boulevard.
  • Install pipe in excavated trench.
  • Site work for SW Taylors Ferry Road Ventilation Facility.

As always, please follow the direction of flaggers and informational signs to ensure everyone’s safety.

NOISE VARIANCE

The Portland Noise Control Office granted Environmental Services a noise variance for overnight construction. There will be night work on SW Taylors Ferry Road from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and potentially on weekends as needed. If you have questions or concerns during night work, you can call the City of Portland on-site hotline at 503-823-6659. You can also contact the Portland Noise Control Office at 503-823-7350 or noise@portlandoregon.gov. If you have questions or concerns about the project during regular business hours, please contact Ashley Tjaden by email or at 503-823-5281. Environmental Services will also forward any noise-related comments to the Noise Office.

TRAFFIC CONTROL

  • SW Taylors Ferry Road is closed during night work 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and traffic detours around the construction zone. Please be mindful of road closure and detour signs.
  • Construction has closed the northbound lane of SW Virginia Avenue. The southbound lane of SW Virginia will remain open.
  • TriMet buses are detoured onto SW Macadam Avenue. Go to www.Trimet.org/alerts for route information.
  • For information on closures related to the Sellwood Bridge Project, see Multnomah County’s website.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • Overnight construction hours on SW Taylors Ferry Road are 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Construction may also close Taylors Ferry Road 24 hours a day for up to five non-consecutive weekends. The weekend closures will begin at 8:00 p.m. Friday and will end at 6:00 a.m. Monday. You will be notified prior to the start of this work.
  • There will be lane restrictions and limited access within the project area.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area will be prohibited during work hours.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored in the work area and on nearby streets overnight.
  • Public utilities will not be interrupted during construction.
  • A city construction inspector will be on-site during work hours, and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a City of Portland safety vest and a hard hat.
  • Let us know if you have concerns such as business operations or deliveries, disability issues or medical deliveries.

CONSTRUCTION METHODS

The contractor will use both open trench construction and cured-in-place pipe replacement. You can find more information about sewer construction methods at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods. The contractor will use excavators to saw cut pavement, and bypass pumps to move sewage around the work sites and to circulate steam through sewer pipes to cure the liner. The contractor may also use utility trucks, backhoe, and lights during night work hours.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandonline.com/bes/SWVentilation to see background information and detour route. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to ashley.tjaden@portlandoregon.gov with “SW Ventilation” 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’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Ashley Tjaden

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-3713

Phone: 503-823-5281

Email: ashley.tjaden@portlandoregon.gov