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Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: October 22, 2019

Environmental Services is partnering with Portland's Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to complete sewer repairs on Capitol Highway as part of PBOT's SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Project. The sewer repairs included in this project were formerly part of the Hillsdale South Sewer Repair project. Combining the repaving work with the sewer repair work will reduce the overall impact to SW Capitol Highway and the Multnomah Village community.

This project will repair or replace approximately 820 feet of 80-year-old public sewer pipes along SW Capitol Highway between SW 35th Avenue and SW Texas Street.The project will also repair or replace 10 sewer service laterals either to the curb, edge of pavement, or right-of-way; lateral pipes connect adjacent buildings to the public sewer. Taking these actions now will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages, and sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.

A project map is available on the webpage at  


This schedule refers only to the sewer repair work being done in the next three weeks. Work on each block will be conducted in multiple phases with periods of inactivity between each phase, typically ranging from a few days to a few weeks. Please be aware that schedules are subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, and materials availability.

Week of October 21 – Crews will install storm drain pipe at the intersection of SW Capitol Hwy and SW 35th Avenue.

Week of November 4 (Tentatively scheduled):

• Crews will replace a small section of the main sewer line that is deteriorating condition. This is called a spot repair.

• Once the spot repair is finished crews will repair the main sewer pipe using the cured-in-place pipe-lining (CIPP) method.

Week of November 11 (Tentatively scheduled) – Crews will line the individual connections to the main sewer line.


• Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.

• Local access to all properties will be maintained, but construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business during certain periods of construction.

• You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.

• On‐street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.

• Some equipment and materials may be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.

• A city inspector will be on-site during construction work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.

• Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during construction.


Construction hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the same hours on Saturdays as needed. The Portland Noise Office approved night work for multiple locations within the project boundaries.


For information about this project and other sewer repairs in the area, visit or contact Joe Tursi at Environmental Services, who will be your primary contact for the sewer repair work.

If you would like to know more about PBOT’s SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Project, visit the project webpage at or contact PBOT Project Manager Norberto Adre at 503-823-4818 or at

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns such as business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries, or other concerns. We appreciate your communication and want to hear from you.

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Joe Tursi
Community Outreach

City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services 

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: 503-823-5753 | Cell: 503-823-6313


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History of Racist Planning in Portland

As Portland moves forward to meet its housing needs, it is imperative that we – the City of Portland and the community – consider our past as we plan for the future.

Read the more on City of Portland website.


Portland Tribune article by Bill Gallagher, 


CLICK HERE to read archives of Multnomah Neighborhood Associations articles published in the monthly SW News newspaper.


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The Multnomah Tree Team encourages you to nominate your private property trees or a public tree for Heritage Status to preserve trees of significance in our neighborhood and protect them during development situations. 

For more information see the City of Portland Heritage Tree Web Link : 

Trees that receive heritage status are eligible for free pruning permits. You can also get a free inspection by Urban Forestry Department once a year. 

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