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.
Sewer repairs underway:
· NE 33rd Avenue at both NE Knott and Stanton streets – Repair work will occur at manhole locations in the intersections beginning the week of February 23rd and into the next week. There is no anticipated work at these locations on Fridays.
o One lane in each direction will remain open on NE 33rd Avenue at all times. Motorists should expect traffic delays.
o Work will occur at one intersection at a time. Manhole repairs will take from one to three days in each intersection.
o The contractor will maintain access to residences and businesses at all times, but there may be some delay and inconvenience for those nearest the intersections.
o Some parking near the intersections on NE 33rd, NE Stanton, and NE Knott will be temporarily removed during the work.
o NE Stanton Street will close to traffic at NE 33rd Avenue (on both the east and west sides) for a couple of days.
o Pedestrians will be able to cross NE 33rd Avenue on the south side of either intersection. The north side crossing will be closed.
· NE Schuyler, between NE 27th and 32nd – Pipe bursting of the main line is complete between NE 27th and 30th Avenues. Lateral pipes are being reconnected to the main line and pavement restoration is underway.
· All cured-in-place pipe lining is anticipated to be complete by end of Friday, February 20th.
· Pavement restoration of spot repair areas continues. Expect crews to be restoring disturbed pavement areas over the next weeks. Please watch for no parking signage and remove vehicles from the street and driveways at 7 a.m. to avoid towing and delays in pavement restoration. All schedule information is subject to change.
- NE 32nd Court between Brazee and Knott streets – Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 24th
- NE 29th Avenue between Knott and Stanton streets – Tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23rd and Tuesday, February 24th
- Various street and driveway patch locations
- Asphalt and concrete road restoration will continue to be scheduled and is dependent on weather. Asphalt paving is generally fairly quick, while concrete restoration takes additional time. 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.
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 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