Due to a water main leak under SE Hawthorne Street and SE 46th Avenue, the Portland Water Bureau has extended the traffic controls on SE Hawthorne Street from SE 45th and SE 47th avenues. These controls were previously put in place by the Bureau of Environmental Services during the course of sewer construction.
One lane going each direction of SE Hawthorne Street from SE 45th and SE 47th avenues will be closed into the evening as Water Bureau crews complete repairs.
No water services will be affected by the repair work. Normal traffic will be back in place once the repairs are made.
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.