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NE Columbia Blvd and NE 63rd Ave Sewer and Stormwater Project
Email Update: May 13, 2014
Environmental Services is designing a project to install a stormwater infiltration system along NE Columbia Boulevard between NE 60th and NE 63rd avenues. The system will filter sediment and pollutants from stormwater runoff discharged through an outfall pipe into the Columbia Slough. The project will help restore fish and wildlife habitat, improve water quality and protect public health. The work includes replacing 160 feet of public sewer pipe. Construction is anticipated to begin early fall 2014 and last for two months.
A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/columbia63rd.
DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE
Design engineers have worked with traffic engineers to develop a preliminary traffic control plan. Columbia Boulevard is a high-traffic-volume city roadway and major freight corridor that serves commercial and industrial land uses and a diverse residential neighborhood. You can expect traffic delays, lane closures and restricted turning movements in the construction zone for the duration of the two-month construction project. The project map illustrates the construction area, detour route and other traffic controls.
The two-way left-turn lane on Columbia Boulevard between 60th and 63rd avenues will be closed, making the driveways between 60th and 63rd accessible only from the open travel lane nearest to the driveways. Traffic will not be able to sit in the two-way left-turn lane and cross the opposing travel lane to access driveways on the north and south sides of Columbia Boulevard between 60th and 63rd avenues.
Please be aware that this traffic control plan is subject to change.
Design of this project continues, with construction anticipated to begin early fall 2014 and last for two months.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/columbia63rd. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to Cheryl Kuck at Cheryl.Kuck@portlandoregon.gov with “Columbia63rd” in the subject line.
Please contact me if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. Thank you for your cooperation during this project.
Community Outreach and Information
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
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