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TRAFFIC ADVISORY 01/16/17: Water Main Repair Closes Right Southbound Lane at Barbur Boulevard near Hamilton Street

Portland Water Bureau crews are responding to a water  main break on the shoulder of Barbur Boulevard near Hamilton Street.

To assess and repair the damaged water pipe, crews must reduce Barbur to one southbound lane near Hamilton Street until approximately 5 p.m. today.

The main is an 8-inch cast iron pipe from 1941.


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 work site.

The Portland Water Bureau’s Maintenance & Construction crews are ready to respond to emergencies, including water main breaks, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. On average, crews respond to 200 main breaks a year. Members of the public are encouraged to report suspected main breaks to the Water Bureau's 24-hour Emergency Line at 503-823-4874.

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