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St. Johns – Cathedral Park Sewer Repair Project Update: July 24 2017 Proposed Night Work -- REVISED

Environmental Services plans to begin construction in early 2018 on a project to repair or replace over 15,000 feet, or about 3 miles, of public sewers in the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods. Many of the sewer pipes are about 80 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

St. Johns – Cathedral Park Sewer Repair Project Update: July 24 2017

Proposed Night Work -- REVISED

Environmental Services plans to begin construction in early 2018 on a project to repair or replace over 15,000 feet, or about 3 miles, of public sewers in the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods. Many of the sewer pipes are about 80 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

For a project map, go to the project webpage.

NOISE REVIEW BOARD PUBLIC HEARING

Due to high traffic volume during the day, Environmental Services has requested a variance from the Portland Noise Office to allow overnight construction on several streets within the project area (see map). The Portland Noise Review Board requires a public hearing on the noise variance request. The public will have an opportunity to make comments and ask questions at a future hearing.

SUBMIT NOISE RELATED COMMENTS

Your comments are valuable and we want to hear from you. If you are unable to attend the future hearing, you can submit your comments to the Noise Office by letter or email.

Portland Noise Office
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 110
Portland, OR 97204
Email: noise@portlandoregon.gov

NIGHT CONSTRUCTION METHODS, LOCATIONS AND ESTIMATED DURATIONS

The contractor will use open trench excavation and/or pipe bursting during the proposed nighttime construction. That includes using an equipment truck, water jet truck, CCTV truck, vacuum truck, air compressor, asphalt truck, pavement saw cutters, whisper bypass pumps, generators, lights, dump trucks, front end loaders, track hoes, cranes and pavement roller compactor, lighting, metal sheets and power tools. Below are the locations and estimated durations of overnight open trench and/or pipe bursting construction.

  • N Midway (between Fessenden and Powers) – open trench up to 3 nights (REVISED)
  • N Ida (at Kellogg) – open trench or pipe bursting up to 6 nights
  • N Ivanhoe (between John and Charleston) – open trench or pipe bursting up to two weeks
  • N Lombard (between John and Richmond) – open trench or pipe bursting up to three weeks

The contractor will repair pipes with cured in place pipe (CIPP) lining in three areas. CIPP work includes using whisper bypass pumps, generators, lights, dump trucks and front end loaders.

  • N Swift Way – prepare area and CIPP lining up to 3 nights
  • N Fessenden (between Midway & Columbia) – prepare area and CIPP lining up to 5 nights
  • N Lombard/US 30 Bypass (between Polk and Burr) – prepare area and CIPP lining up to 5 nights

When possible, work crews will complete louder tasks before midnight. This construction schedule is tentative and subject to change. Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods for more information about construction methods.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Environmental Services is committed to keeping residents and businesses informed. We encourage you to sign up now for the project’s email update list. To be added to the project’s email list, visit the project webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/StJohnsCPark and click the SIGN UP! button or send an email to Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov with “St. Johns – Cathedral Park” in the subject line. Please include your name, property address and project name (St. Johns – Cathedral Park) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property.

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

Over one-third of Portland's 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Projects to replace or repair aging sewers are important for protecting water quality, public health and the environment. 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

 

Powell Sewer Repair Project Update: July 24, 2017

Construction continues on Environmental Services’ SE Powell Sewer Repair Project. This project in its entirety is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

Powell Sewer Repair Project Update: July 24, 2017

Construction continues on Environmental Services’ SE Powell Sewer Repair Project.

This project in its entirety is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

There will be construction phases at each location including:

  • 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 maps posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/powell show the anticipated 90-day construction schedule and a look ahead schedule through August 4, 2017 Work on each phase will take a few weeks to complete and there will be periods of inactivity between construction phases which are listed above.

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.

Please be aware that our contractor will be taking advantage of dry and warmer weather as it happens for both asphalt and concrete final trench paving. There will be short notice given and street closures for up to a week where concrete is poured.

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 Matt Goughor 503-823-5352.

Thank you,

Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services