Eliot Sewer and Stormwater Project Update

Waterline Relocation Work

Work to replace and relocate waterlines that will conflict with sewer and stormwater construction will begin again in June. After completing waterline relocation work, the Water Bureau will perform a series of quality control tests and may identify the need for additional work.

Sewer Construction

Sewer construction will be put on hold in June to focus on remaining waterline relocation work.

For the remainder of May, crews will be focusing on installing mainline sewer pipe on NE Thompson between Rodney Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. To view an updated schedule and map that shows where crews intend to work go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eliot.

After waterline relocation work is complete, crews will begin main sewer pipe construction on NE Thompson between Rodney Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Crews may also work on Rodney Avenue between San Rafael and Sacramento streets to install new public sewer connections from the main sewer line to the curb in front of each home.

Please be aware that schedules are subject to change due to a variety of factors, such as conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, and subcontractor and materials availability.

What to expect during construction

Work on each block will happen in multiple phases.  There may be periods of inactivity between each phase, typically ranging from a few days to a few weeks, but sometimes longer.

Except for night work on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, construction hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.

Local access to all properties will be maintained, but construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business. Please allow for extra time for our crews to make the area safe before entering or leaving the construction area. You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.

A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction. Some equipment and materials may be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.

Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during sewer construction.

For More Information

Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/eliot.  To receive email updates for this project, send an email to Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon. gov with “Eliot Updates” in the subject line.

Please let Environmental Services know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical and business deliveries. As always, we will strive to provide a quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open and honest communication with you throughout the project.

Matt Gough
Community Outreach
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000
Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622
Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon. gov