Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Subscribe to RSS feed

Most Recent

View More

Richmond-South Tabor Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: October 11, 2017

Richmond-South Tabor Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: October 11, 2017

Environmental Services continues construction on the Richmond-South Tabor Sewer Repair Project. The project will repair or replace over 10,300 feet (2 miles) of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood that are on average 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. This work will also include repairing or adding 2,500 feet of service connections between properties and the public sewer. Taking these actions now will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

A project map is available on the webpage at


Work on each block will be conducted in multiple phases with periods of inactivity between each phase, typically ranging from a few days to a few weeks. Please be aware that schedules are also subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts and subcontractor and materials availability.

  • Over the next two weeks, crews will continue open trench construction on SE 62nd Avenue between SE Franklin and just north of SE Tibbets.
  • The week of October 23, work is scheduled to begin on SE 63rd between Franklin and Tibbets.


  • Tree trimming will be performed as needed to make room for large equipment, reduce the possibility of damage to trees and help ensure public safety.
  • 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.


  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Local access to all properties will be maintained, but construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business.
  • You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.
  • On‐street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.
  • Some equipment and materials may be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.
  • Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during construction.


Construction hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Fridays and Saturdays. The Portland Noise Office approved night work for three locations within the project boundaries. Homes and businesses near these locations will receive a separate notification before night work takes place.


Visit the project web page at or contact Debbie Caselton at

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.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831


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

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711