Grant Park Sewer Repair Project Construction Email Update: January
The Grant 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
Two crews are working on sewer and lateral pipe repairs and restoration 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.
- The city’s contractor is allowed
to but is typically choosing not to work on Fridays or Saturdays. However,
they will be working Monday through Friday January 19-23 on
cured-in-place-pipe lining, read below for locations.
Sewer repairs underway or upcoming:
- Several areas of
cured-in-place-pipe lining have been scheduled for the week of January 19th.
Residents near the lining activity may notice a chemical odor and will be
asked to limit water use for the day. Neighbors will see boiler trucks and
crews at manholes, but there is no digging in the street. More information
can be found below in this email. Residents will receive a construction
notice a day or two in advance of pipe lining. The following locations are
planned throughout the week, one day per location:
- NE Hancock Street between NE 33rd
and NE 32nd avenues, adjacent to Beverly Cleary School while
school is closed for the MLK Jr holiday
- NE Schuyler Street between NE 32nd
and NE 30th avenues
- NE Schuyler Street between west
side of QFC store and NE 32nd Avenue
- NE Schuyler Street between NE 33rd
Avenue and QFC store
- Sewer pipe repair is underway on
NE 29th Avenue between NE Knott and Stanton streets.
- Concrete restoration on spot
repair areas is underway, or starting soon, dependent on weather, at the
- NE 32nd Place between NE
Thompson and just south of NE Brazee was just completed and traffic signs
are being cleaned up.
- NE 32nd Court between NE
Thompson and just south of NE Knott will begin soon. Watch for one-way
traffic signage. Crews will also return for cured-in-place-pipe lining,
schedule to be determined.
- NE 26th Avenue between NE
Thompson and NE Brazee will begin soon this week. Watch for one-way
- Asphalt and concrete road
restoration will continue to be scheduled, dependent on weather. Concrete
restoration is happening in driveways and on concrete streets that were
cut while repairing pipes. Concrete must reach a specific hardness before
vehicles can be allowed to drive on it. This will result in some coned off
driveways, or streets being closed except for local access only. Several
streets will be reduced temporarily to one-way during this restoration
What to Expect During Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining
- Construction crews access sewer
pipes through manholes in the streets.
- Preparation and restoration will
take a couple of days but the pipe lining process should only take one day
at each location.
- You may notice an odor during the
pipe lining process but it will dissipate quickly. To help reduce odors,
run water in all sinks and basins to fill p-traps and completely cover
floor drains with a wet towel or a zip bag filled with water.
- Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods
to learn more about cured-in-place pipe lining.
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 on Saturdays.
- 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 streets overnight.
- There may be periods of
inactivity between construction phases.
- 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
- Please stay clear of all
construction activities and keep children and pets out of construction
- 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
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