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Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update: June 13, 2017

Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update: June 13, 2017


Tree trimming begins this week. Crews continue to complete spot repairs and lateral connection replacements at various locations. Installation of cleanouts begins next week.

Concrete street restoration will limit access to Williams/Cleveland alley between Jarrett and Killingsworth for up to three days beginning Thursday, June 22.

  • Week of June 12 – Cleveland/Rodney alley between Jarrett and Jessup and Rodney/Mallory alley between Emerson and Alberta
  • Week of June 19 – Williams/Cleveland alley between Jarrett and Killingsworth, Cleveland/Rodney alley between Jarrett and Jessup, Mallory/Garfield alley between Emerson and Sumner, Garfield/MLK alley between Rosa Parks and Ainsworth and
  • Week of June 26 – Rodney/Mallory alley and Mallory/Garfield alley between Jarrett and Jessup

Current work phases include:

  • 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.
  • Restore spot repair trenches with concrete. Once the concrete is poured, it will take up to three days to harden to the required strength for car and truck traffic. There will be limited access at spot repair locations while the concrete hardens.
  • For a complete list of construction phases and a map of the project area, visit the project web page.

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. 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


Visit the project web page at

or contact Matt Gough. I will be your primary contact for this project for the rest of construction.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns such as business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries or other concerns. We appreciate your communication and want to hear from you.

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm. 1000, Portland, OR 97204-1912
Phone: 503-823-5352
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