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NE Portland Water System Valve Maintenance & Replacement Project

Project Description

Maintaining and replacing aging infrastructure such as valves provides the Water Bureau with the ability to maintain other parts of the water distribution and transmission system without disruption to the water supply. This project will allow water service continuity to occur during present and future maintenance.

The first of three phases of the Northeast Portland Water System Valve Maintenance and Replacement Project began in June 2019 near and in the Portland Water Bureau’s Vernon Tank site at Sabin Hydropark on NE 19th and Skidmore. All work was performed by Portland Water Bureau crews. The work was complete by August 2019.

Current Project Work-Updated March 11, 2020

Phase 2 of the project will begin late March, 2020 in NE 33rd Ave. and Mason St. and on the east side of Wilshire Park along NE 33rd Ave. Exact dates will be posted soon.

Late March for 2 weeks:

  • Valve work in public right-of-way in sidewalk on east side of NE 33rd at  NE Mason St. (adjacent to Wilshire Park).
  • Sidewalk to be closed in construction zone.
  • Pedestrian trail that runs through Wilshire Park will be open.

One weekend in late March:

  • Northbound lane of NE 33rd Ave. will be closed during construction hours. Flaggers will direct two-way traffic through one lane.
  • Signal at NE 33rd and NE Mason St. will be turned off during construction hours that weekend.
  • Water service to twenty residences will be disrupted for a full day on Saturday March 21.

Map and Photos to come.


Contact Terry Black at 503-823-1168 or