The northern westbound lane of SE Hawthorne Boulevard from SE 24th to SE 23rd Avenues is currently closed to traffic as crews work to address a broken sewer main.
The broken sewer main was discovered after Portland Water Bureau Maintenance & Construction crews addressed a main break just after 3 p.m. today, Jan. 26, 2016.
Water service to customers has not been impacted.
Traffic is being diverted into the inside westbound lane of SE Hawthorne Boulevard. Both eastbound lanes on SE Hawthorne Boulevard are open between SE 24th and SE 23 Avenues.
At this time, it has not been determined when the northbound westbound lane of SE Hawthorne Boulevard will reopen.
Motorist are reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly slow or stop. To avoid traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the work site.
For more information, contact Water Bureau Public Information at 503-823-8064.
Customer Service: 503-823-7770
GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404