Park Sewer Repair Project Construction Email Update: November 17, 2014
Park Sewer Repair Project will replace or repair about 11,500 feet of public
sewer pipes that are between 89 and 104 years old and failing due to age. The
project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding
and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Construction should be
completed by March 2015.
Current Construction Activities
The city’s contractor will soon add a second construction crew to work on sewer
and lateral pipe repairs in the area. Please be aware that construction
schedules are subject to change due to conditions underground, weather,
traffic, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. As the
contractor uses different equipment or specialized crews at each site, you will
notice several work phases.
repairs underway or about to start:
- Work along NE Hancock, including beyond the
intersections north along NE 30th and NE 28th avenues, is very active and
will continue for a few weeks.
- Work on NE Schuyler is fairly quiet, but a crew
will soon return to work on additional lateral repairs and restoration.
- Work on NE 32nd Avenue from NE Thompson Street to
just north of NE Brazee Street will begin soon and last a couple of weeks.
- Work on NE 26th Avenue between NE Thompson and NE
Brazee streets will begin in about a week or two.
- The contractor will return at a later date to
line the main line sewer pipe on most of the streets listed above using
cured-in-place-pipe lining. Neighbors will be notified in advance of that
- Crews will work a half day on Wednesday, November
26 straightening up staging areas and signage before the Thanksgiving
holiday. There will be no sewer construction on Thursday, November 27 or
Friday, November 28.
Since work started in June, one business on NE Broadway experienced a sewer
backup. The city determined that roots in the property’s private sewer line
caused the backup. Many of our houses have old pipes that could be affected by
nearby construction like digging, so stay aware.
What to Expect During Construction
- Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours
- Construction will create noise, vibration and
dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
- Minor tree trimming may occur in the public right-of-way.
- Traffic control signs will be set up, and
flaggers may direct traffic on higher-volume streets.
- On-street parking in or near active work areas is
prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle by
7:00 a.m. in work zones.
- Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby
- There may be periods of inactivity between
- A city inspector will be on-site during work
hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors
typically wear a hard hat and a green City of Portland safety vest.
- Please stay clear of all construction activities
and keep children and pets out of construction areas.
- You should receive a doorhanger notice a few days
before work starts on your street.
- Keep in mind schedules are always subject to
changes due to weather, supply availability, or other issues.
For More Information
Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/GrantPark
for more information and to see a map of the area.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this project. Please
let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability
issues, or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide
quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or
business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.
Kristen Kibler, Community Outreach
JLA Public Involvement on behalf of Environmental Services
Phone: 503-235-5881 x106 | Email: Kristen@jla.us.com