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Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update: August 18, 2017

Crews will focus on installing cleanouts and restoring concrete in several alleys. Cured-in-place pipe-lining will resume at multiple locations starting August 28.

Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update: August 18, 2017

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Crews will focus on installing cleanouts and restoring concrete in several alleys. Cured-in-place pipe-lining will resume at multiple locations starting August 28.

  • Sections of the Mallory/Garfield alley between Jessup and Jarrett will be closed for up to seven days due to concrete restoration.
  • Concrete restoration involves removing temporary asphalt currently patching excavated areas, preparing the areas for restoration, pouring wet concrete, and allowing the concrete to cure while it hardens to a strength that’s safe for cars and trucks to drive on.
  • Depending on the size of the excavated area, concrete may need to cure for up to seven days.
  • Concrete restoration work is highly dependent on weather and subcontractor availability. Residents should expect periods of inactivity ranging from a few days to a few weeks.
  • Crews will not be working the day of the solar eclipse, Monday, August 21, 2017 due to anticipated traffic and to help ensure a safe work site. We kindly ask you to pay close attention when driving through the project area that day.

CONCRETE PAVING: DID YOU KNOW?

Paving performed by Environmental Services is limited to replacing areas of roadway removed for construction. This means patching trenches we excavate to install sewer pipe, perform spot repairs or install cleanouts.

Occasionally, the footprint for sewer replacement work can become larger due to underground conditions or other circumstances. In those cases, the scope of our paving grows, as needed, to produce a structurally sound and functional roadway – not to address previous wear and tear such as pre-existing potholes or cracks. City staff takes photos of all streets, curbs, driveways, retaining walls and sidewalks before construction to document pre-construction conditions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/wokialleys

or contact Matt Gough.

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 Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

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

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

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

Sewage overflows from manhole at Sellwood Riverfront Park, river not affected

Sewer maintenance crews responded Sunday afternoon to a report of sewage flowing from a manhole at the southwest corner of Sellwood Riverfront Park near SE Spokane Street. An unknown quantity of sewage discharged from a manhole and is being contained and cleaned up by sewer maintenance crews.

SEWAGE OVERFLOWS FROM MANHOLE AT SELLWOOD RIVERFRONT PARK, RIVER NOT AFFECTED

News Release from Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Posted on FlashAlert: August 20th, 2017 10:09 PM

Sanitary Sewage Release Advisory

(this is not a combined sewer overflow [CSO] advisory)

(August 20, 2017) - Sewer maintenance crews responded Sunday afternoon to a report of sewage flowing from a manhole at the southwest corner of Sellwood Riverfront Park near SE Spokane Street. An unknown quantity of sewage discharged from a manhole and is being contained and cleaned up by sewer maintenance crews.

The flow did NOT reach the Willamette River, according to preliminary field reports.

The public is advised to adhere to the warning signs posted at the site.

The cause is unknown at this time. Pipes that become blocked with grease, tree roots, and debris are the most common cause of sewage overflows. Environmental Services advises the public not to flush anything other than waste and toilet paper, and to not put anything down storm drains, which are intended for rainfall only.

The City of Portland treats an average of 70 million gallons of wastewater each day. Over one-third of Portland's more than 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are over 80 years old. This sewage release is not related to the City of Portland's combined sewer overflow control system. ###

Contact Info:
Diane Dulken, 503-823-6724, diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov