Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update: April 20, 2017
Construction crews will be concentrating on the Williams/Cleveland alley
- Week of April 24 - crews will be doing camera inspections of the main line sewer and lateral connections through the Williams/Cleveland alley between Sumner and Rosa Parks Way
- Week of May 1 - crews will continue camera inspections in the Williams/Cleveland alley and begin spot repairs and replacement of lateral connections between Holman and Highland streets.
Current work phases include:
- Video inspection crews will flush sewer with water to clear debris and then insert a video camera to document pipe and branch connection conditions.
- Perform spot repairs to the main line sewer pipe. This involves excavating small trench sections to access the pipe.
- Replace lateral connections between the main line sewer pipe and individual properties.
- Install cleanouts with a vactor truck to clear a small diameter hole that allows crews to cut into the service lateral, connect a standing pipe to the surface, and add a cap at ground level. Cleanouts provide access for maintenance and repair of lateral connections.
For a complete list of construction phases, visit the project webpage.
To see a map of the project work areas, visit the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/wokialleys
Residents and businesses should expect periods of inactivity between each phase ranging from a few days to a few weeks. The duration depends on a variety of variables including underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, quality control tests and availability of materials. To learn more about What to Expect During Construction go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/632833.
Construction will move from one site to another as work phases are completed, with periods of inactivity between phases. Please be aware that schedules are subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts and subcontractor and materials availability.
The city will use a combination of open trench construction and Cured-in-Place-Pipe-lining (CIPP). Details about each construction method are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
Construction hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays. The Portland Noise Office approved night work for two locations within the project boundaries. (This work is not in the current schedule.) Homes and businesses near these locations will receive a separate notification before night work takes place. Check the project map for night work locations.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/wokialleys
or contact Rhetta Drennan.
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