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UPDATE -- TRAFFIC ADVISORY 03/08/16: SE 49th Avenue Between SE Salmon & SE Hawthorne Streets Closed to Through Traffic Due to Water Main Work

MARCH 9, 2016

While the Portland Water Bureau was working on a water main improvement project this morning on SE 49th Avenue between Southeast Salmon and Southeast Hawthorne streets, water pressure in the surrounding neighborhood was temporarily affected.

The situation is now resolved and the Water Bureau apologizes for any inconvenience.

Please note that approximately 29 households and one apartment complex are out of water service until 4 p.m. today, Mar. 9, 2016 while work is being completed. Affected residents have been notified.

Water Bureau staff is available to answer questions and concerns about water quality or pressure. Please contact the Water Line from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, at 503-823-7525 or If you have an emergency after these hours, please contact the after-hours number at 503-823-4874.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as the Portland Water Bureau works to improve the city’s century old water system.

MARCH 8, 2016

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Mar. 9, 2016, Southeast 49th Avenue between Southeast Salmon and Southeast Hawthorne streets will be closed to through traffic in both directions while the Portland Water Bureau’s Maintenance & Construction crews conduct water main work.

Street closure due to water main workFlaggers will direct Southeast 49th Avenue residents safely through the project worksite. Sidewalks on Southeast 49th Avenue will remain open.

Approximately 29 households and one apartment complex will be out of water service for five to seven hours while work is completed. Affected residents have been notified.

The traveling public is 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 project worksite.

Crews will return to the site on a future date to complete paving, which is dependent on weather.


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