A contractor for the Portland Water Bureau is currently installing large piping connections in the intersection of SE 68th Avenue at SE Division Street.
Beginning the week of April 6, the work zone will be shifted to the eastbound lane on SE Division Street between SE 66th and SE 69th avenues. Traffic will be diverted into the center lane around the work zone.
Traffic on SE 68th Avenue, between SE Division and Mt. Tabor Park, is open to local access only. Detour signs are posted and sidewalks remain open for pedestrians.
Motorists and bicyclists are urged to use alternate routes and are reminded to drive slowly and exercise caution when traveling in and around the construction area. Typically, work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with possible occasional Saturday work.
This work is slated for completion in mid-April.
The new piping is part of the water system improvements required to connect two of the city’s large water conduits to the Westside supply line.