Environmental Services will soon begin construction on a project to repair over 11,000 feet, or about 2 miles, of public sewers in the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods. Many of the sewer pipes are about 80 years old and deteriorating due to age. This investment in your neighborhood will allow for continued dependable sewer service and protect the public and our environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.
Construction will begin mid-September 2018 and take about a year to complete. Depending on the location and construction method, work could last up to a month or more in one area. For the most up-to-date information on the project schedule, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/StJohnsCPark.
Beginning the week of September 17, crews will begin repairing the sewer line in the following areas:
N Mohawk Avenue between Bank Street and Olympia Street – The sewer line will be repaired with spot repairs, which require a small trench, and cured-in-place pipe-lining. This work is anticipated to take up to a week to complete.
N Hartman Street near Pier Park Place - The sewer line will be repaired using open trench excavation. This work will take up to two weeks to complete.
The city uses many construction methods to repair or replace sewer pipes. For the upcoming repairs, the city plans to use Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining (CIPP) and Open Trench Excavation. To learn more about each of these constructions methods and what can be expected during construction, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
We have started some pre-construction activities and you may see crews working in your neighborhood. Activities could include documenting pipe conditions via video cameras; equipment use and storage; noise, vibration and dust; traffic delays, and parking restrictions.
Typical 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.
Residents and businesses should expect periods of inactivity between phases of work, ranging from a few days to a few weeks. In areas where the repair requires a trench, temporary pavement will be applied to the site until permanent pavement can be applied at a later date. The duration of any period of inactivity depends on a variety of variables including underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, quality control tests, and availability of materials. In the event of a sewer backup, storm drainage problems or clogged catch basins, call 503-823-1700.
To learn more about what to expect during construction go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/constructionimpacts.
KEEPING YOU INFORMED
The city’s goal is to keep businesses and residents informed during construction. The latest project information is available in several ways:
· Mailings: Project updates will be mailed throughout project construction.
· Website: The latest construction schedule and project updates will be available at:www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/StJohnsCPark
· Email Updates: To sign up for email updates, email Jessica@jla.us.com with “St. Johns – Cathedral Park Sewer” in the subject line. If you include your address, we can provide you with specific construction information about your location.
We will also reach out directly to neighbors who may have unique construction impacts.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions, comments or concerns about business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries, please contact Jessica Pickul, JLA Public Involvement, at 503-235-5881 or firstname.lastname@example.org. JLA Public Involvement is the public contact for this work on behalf of the Bureau of Environmental Services.