Environmental Services is anticipated to begin in November to build 53 green street planters in the Argay Terrace neighborhood in northeast Portland. When it rains in this neighborhood, water flows over streets, drains into the stormwater system and flows to the Columbia Slough, carrying pollution with it.
Argay Green Street Project Update: September 22, 2017
Construction delayed two months
Environmental Services is anticipated to begin in November to build 53 green street planters in the Argay Terrace neighborhood in northeast Portland. When it rains in this neighborhood, water flows over streets, drains into the stormwater system and flows to the Columbia Slough, carrying pollution with it. The green street planters are built next to sidewalks to clean and filter the stormwater before it enters the slough to protect water quality, reduce the risk of basement backups, and help control stormwater runoff during heavy rain events. The project also includes moving some water pipes, replacing some stormwater inlets and re-constructing some intersection sidewalks and ADA ramps.
A project map is available on the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Argay.
The contract has been extended to move water lines in some locations. Construction is anticipated to begin in November 2017 instead of September and should be complete by November 2018.
There will be periods of inactivity at each site between various phases of work. Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays if the contractor chooses.
Just before construction begins and through the life of the project, the city contractor will install filtration bags inside storm drains and place bags of wood chips outside storm drains located within the project area. They may also install fencing to keep sediment and debris contained on the work site. This helps to prevent or reduce debris entering the sewer/stormwater system, to protect water quality and prevent blockages and backups.
For more information on activities that you will see before construction begins, please visit the Pre-Construction Activities webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/preconstruction.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
Expect minor traffic delays, traffic control signage, and flaggers as needed within each work area. For more information, please visit the What to Expect During Construction section of www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/construction.
KEEPING YOU INFORMED
The city’s goal is to keep businesses and residents informed during construction. The latest project information is available in several ways:
- Website: As it becomes available, the latest construction schedule and project updates will be posted at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Argay.
- Email Updates: Project updates will be emailed throughout construction. If you have received this email, you are included on the project email distribution list.
Please let us know if you have questions, comments or concerns about business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries.
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204
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Stormwater runoff can impact water quality in rivers and streams. Natural resources, like urban streams, forests, and wetlands manage stormwater naturally to protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure reduces flooding and erosion, provides cool, clean water to our rivers and streams, and adds wildlife habitat and urban green space for healthier watersheds. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.
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