(June 13, 2019) – A section of Southeast Milwaukie Avenue will be closed all day today as Portland Bureau of Transportation crews work to fix a broken sewer main that damaged a large section of the roadway.
Work in the area could take multiple days, resulting in lane or road closures beyond today.
The sewer main is believed to be at least 80 years old. Crews are working to secure the work site, working around multiple utilities including natural gas lines, to reach the main, which is about 18 feet below ground.
Southeast Milwaukie Avenue is closed between SE Ellis Street and SE Knight Street.
The traveling public should avoid the area today. Obey traffic control barricades, signage and directions from PBOT crews. Use caution on detour routes, as detours may cause additional traffic congestion on residential streets.
A detour for northbound traffic directs travelers east on SE Knight, north on SE 17th, then west on SE Ellis to return to SE Milwaukie. Southbound traffic is detoured west at SE Ellis, south at SE 15th Ave and east on SE Ramona to return to SE Milwaukie.
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