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Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update: September 12, 2017

Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update: September 12, 2017

Construction Activity Begins Next Week

Environmental Services is preparing to begin construction on the Woodlawn-King Streets Sewer Repair Project. The project will repair or replace over 16,000 feet (over 3 miles) of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood that are on average 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. This work includes repairing or adding over 6,000 feet of service laterals that connect houses and businesses from the curb to the public sewer in the street. This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

A project map is available on the webpage at


Beginning this week, crews will start video inspecting the sewer pipes. Sewer construction is scheduled to begin on September 18th.

  • Video inspection crews will flush sewers with water to clear debris and then insert a video camera to document the condition of the pipe and locate sewer connections to each home or business. Crews will park trucks and equipment near manholes to do this work, which can cause minor traffic disruptions that typically only last about a day at each location.
  • On the week of the 18th, crews plan to begin open trench construction in the northernmost section of the project, at NE Stafford Street between NE Martin Luther King Avenue and NE 8th Avenue.

Many neighbors have contacted us to ask questions, report concerns, and share comments. Many of you have informed us of medical concerns, special events, landscaping, or home improvements planned within the project area. We understand that construction can be inconvenient and disrupt normal neighborhood activity. Your continued communication will help lessen our impact while performing this necessary work. Thank you.


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.


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. Homes and businesses near these locations will receive a separate notification before night work takes place.

Matt Gough

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622


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