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TRAFFIC ADVISORY 10/02/15: Two-Month Water Main Improvement Project on SE Flavel Street Begins October 5; Traffic Impacts Expected

During the week of October 5, 2015, a contractor overseen by the Portland Water Bureau will begin a two-month water main improvement project to replace aging infrastructure, increase fire flow capacity, and continue to ensure adequate and reliable water delivery to the Pleasant Valley neighborhood and surrounding community.

Water Main Improvement Project

Approximately 900-feet of 4-inch cast iron water main located under SE Flavel Street from SE Henderson Drive to SE 122nd Avenue will be replaced with approximately 400-feet of 12-inch ductile iron main and 500-feet of 8-inch ductile iron main. Additional water services will be installed and several new hydrants will be connected.

Crews are scheduled to work onsite Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Until the end of November 2015, motorists and bicyclists traveling east and west bound on SE Flavel Street from SE Henderson Drive to SE 122nd Avenue will experience traffic impacts, including lane detours, shifts, and traffic delays. Travelers are urged to use alternate routes and are reminded to drive slowly, exercise caution, and follow the direction of flaggers when traveling in and around the construction area.

As alternative routes of travel, utilize SE Foster Road and SE Mt. Scott Boulevard to SE Ridgecrest Road.  

For additional information on the project, visit

Lindsay Wochnick
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