In an April direct mailing to residents of Northeast Portland’s Rose City Park, Roseway and Madison South neighborhoods, Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services gave notice of sewer pipe repair or replacement in the coming spring and summer months. The area affected includes avenues and streets south of Northeast Fremont Street to I-84 and between 55th and 74th avenues.
Motorists seeking access to streets under construction will find delays and detours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays and occasional Saturdays. Residents may be required to move their cars before 7 a.m. and may not be able to access driveways until after 6 p.m. In addition, there will be no curbside parking while streets are being excavated and pipes repaired or replaced.
BES expects to replace about 40,000 feet of sewer pipes between 60 and 104 years old that are failing because of age. Slightly more than two dozen manholes will be constructed to improve access to the sewer system, and BES will add 6,300 feet of service laterals to connect businesses and homes to the sewers.
Residents and business owners wanting frequent email updates may get them by emailing moc.s1516729720u.alj1516729720@nets1516729720irk1516729720 with “Rose City Park” in the subject line. More information about the project is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/rosecitypark.