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PBOT Update

SW Corridor Project/West Portland Town Center

In early 2020, project partners hosted a series of open houses to share preliminary design plans with the release of the Conceptual Design Report. The Conceptual Design Report illustrates the project’s preliminary designs and identifies opportunities for the next phase of design. Community members were invited to explore project designs and provide valuable feedback. Although events for the spring were cut short, the project is still accepting comments on the Conceptual Design Report through the end of May. View the Conceptual Design Report at: https://trimet.org/swcorridor/pdf/conceptual-design-report.pdf and provide comments to swcorridor@trimet.org

In addition, the City’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is also interested receiving comments from the community about the station access projects. View the projects and provide comments online at: https://trimet.org/swcorridor/route/access-portland.htm  
 
The project is moving toward 30% design and publication of a Final Environmental Impact Statement this fall.
 
To review additional planning documents, community feedback and past meeting materials, please visit trimet.org/swcorridor/library

West Portland Town Center Plan materials can be viewed online at https://beta.portland.gov/bps/wpdx-town-center.

Contact project staff, Joan Frederiksen with any questions or comments - joan.frederiksen@portlandoregon.gov.
 
You are welcome to include my contact information if you would like:
Libby Winter
TriMet Community Affairs
winterli@trimet.org
 


SW Corridor - TriMet Update May 12, 2020

View update here.

 


Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: May 8, 2020 Construction Complete

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.

Environmental Services has successfully completed sewer construction on the Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project located in SW Portland. This project helps protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Please note that this refers only to the sewer repair work and that Portland's Bureau of Transportation is still in the process of completing the SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation work in the same area.

A project map is available online at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/CapHwyMUTX
 
PROJECT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
By coordinating with many property owners, businesses, and residents in the project area, Environmental Services completed the following work:
 
·        Replaced and upsized 820 feet of public sewer pipes that were more than 80 years old.
·        Repaired, replace, and built 10 service connections to the main sewer line
·        Repaired, replaced, and built 8 manholes throughout the project area
 
A NOTE OF APPRECIATION 
Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project was a major collaborative construction project. Environmental Services knows it has meant significant inconveniences for businesses and the many people living, working, and visiting in the project area. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we worked through the unique technical challenges of the neighborhood (both above and below ground) to complete the necessary public sewer repairs. Thank you. 

Environmental Services expresses special appreciation to the dozens of property owners, property managers, facility managers, and business owners and operators who collaborated with us to help us complete the sewer repair work. Thank you.
 
Joe Tursi
Community Outreach
(he/him)
 


Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: April 16, 2020

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.
 
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 www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/CapHwyMUTX
 
CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
This schedule refers only to the sewer repair work being done in the next two 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 April 13 – Crews will complete repairs on the storm drain system at the intersection of SW Capitol Hwy and SW 35th Avenue. Crews will also install service lateral cleanouts along SW Capitol Hwy between SW 33rd Avenue and SW Texas Street.
 
Weeks of April 20 – Crews will repair the sewer mainline using cured-in-place-pipe lining (CIPP) along SW Capitol Hwy between SW 33rd Avenue and SW Texas Street. In this same area, crews will also work on service lateral repairs and reconnections. This work will require a spot repair (small scale excavation involving a 4-foot by 4-foot hole allowing crews access to the damaged pipe) along SW Capitol Hwy between SW 32nd and SW 31st avenues.
 
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
·        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 METHODS
The city uses many construction methods to repair or replace sewer pipes. However, for the next couple weeks, the city plans to use a method called cured-in-place pipe or CIPP. To learn more about this construction methods and what can be expected during construction, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods. 
 
During CIPP, crews work from a manhole to insert a flexible liner inside the old pipe. Crews then inflate the liner and use hot water, steam, or ultraviolet light to cure the liner, forming a rigid, smooth surface that seals cracks and restores the pipe to near-new condition.
 
For the CIPP work on Capitol Hwy, crews will be using ultraviolet light (UV) to cure the liner.
 
WATER USAGE DURING CONSTRUCTION
Your water service should not be interrupted during the repair work; however, we request that you minimize your water usage because drainage into the sewer will be restricted and a back-up could occur in your home. Please do not run your dishwasher or washing machine and limit showers/baths until after the work is complete.
 
CONSTRUCTION HOURS
Construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 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 MORE INFORMATION
For information about this project and other sewer repairs in the area, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/CapHwyMUTX 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 www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/676333 or contact PBOT Project Sean Bjornstrom at 503-823-7145 or at Sean.Bjornstrom@portlandoregon.gov. You can also reach out to PBOT Planner Briana Orr at 503-823-7566 or at Briana.Orr@portlandoregon.gov.
 
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.  

 


Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: April 7, 2020 

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.

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 www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/CapHwyMUTX

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

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 April 6  Crews will be completing repairs on the storm drain system at the intersection of SW Capitol Hwy and SW 35th Avenue. 

Weeks of April 13 and April 20 – Crews will be repairing the sewer mainline using cured-in-place-pipe lining (CIPP) along SW Capitol Hwy between SW 33rd Avenue and SW Texas Street. In this same area, crews will also be working on service lateral repairs and reconnections. 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

  • 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 METHODS
The city uses many construction methods to repair or replace sewer pipes. However, for the next couple weeks, the city plans to use a method called cured-in-place pipe or CIPP. To learn more about this construction methods and what can be expected during construction, go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods

During CIPP, crews work from a manhole to insert a flexible liner inside the old pipe. Crews then inflate the liner and use hot water, steam, or ultraviolet light to cure the liner, forming a rigid, smooth surface that seals cracks and restores the pipe to near-new condition.

For the CIPP work on Capitol Hwy, crews will be using ultraviolet light (UV) to cure the liner.

WATER USAGE DURING CONSTRUCTION

Your water service should not be interrupted during the repair work; however, we request that you minimize your water usage because drainage into the sewer will be restricted and a back-up could occur in your home. Please do not run your dishwasher or washing machine and limit showers/baths until after the work is complete.

CONSTRUCTION HOURS

Construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 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 MORE INFORMATION

For information about this project and other sewer repairs in the area, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/CapHwyMUTX 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 www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/676333 or contact PBOT Project Sean Bjornstrom at 503-823-7145 or at Sean.Bjornstrom@portlandoregon.gov. You can also reach out to PBOT Planner Briana Orr at 503-823-7566 or at Briana.Orr@portlandoregon.gov.

 


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 www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/CapHwyMUTX  

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

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.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

• 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

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 MORE INFORMATION

For information about this project and other sewer repairs in the area, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Hillsdale 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 www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/676333 or contact PBOT Project Manager Norberto Adre at 503-823-4818 or at Norberto.Adre@portlandoregon.gov.

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
(he/him) 

City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services 

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: 503-823-5753 | Cell: 503-823-6313
Joe.Tursi@portlandoregon.gov

 


Portland Traffic and Transportation Class: The New Evolution
Begins October 3, 2019

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is pleased to announce the 2019 Portland Traffic and Transportation Class: The New Evolution, led by Thuy Tu, a dynamic consultant and educator with over 20 years of experience as a Senior Transportation Planner and Civil Engineering Project Manager.

The course will weave together transportation topics as they intersect with land use, mobility, social justice and racial equality. The 10-week course will feature guest speakers from community-based organizations and the transportation industry, as well as address themes such as Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Livability and Affordability; and Community Engagement. The course is designed for transportation enthusiasts to learn about evolving mobility and transportation opportunities in the city.

The class is open to Portland residents, with a cap of 30 students who will be selected by a random lottery to participate. Full scholarships are available for the 10-week course, which begins October 3rd, and meets Thursday nights from 6:40-8:40 p.m. at Portland State University (PSU). Classes will be live-streamed for participants who might otherwise not be able to attend in person on the PSU campus in downtown Portland. Anyone is welcome to watch the courses remotely using the website link below.

Learn more:  www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/psuclass

 


 Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: September 12, 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 www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/CapHwyMUTX

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

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 September 16 – Crews will be completing repairs on the storm drain system at the intersection of SW Capitol Hwy and SW 35th Avenue. 

Week of September 23 – Spot repairs to the sewer mainline will be taking place along SW Capitol Hwy between SW 32nd Avenue and SW Texas Street. 

Week of September 30 – Crews will be finishing the sewer mainline spot repairs and begin installing lateral cleanouts at various locations along SW Capitol Hwy between SW 32nd Avenue and SW Texas Street.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

·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

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 MORE INFORMATION

For information about this project and other sewer repairs in the area, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Hillsdale 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 www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/676333 or contact PBOT Project Manager Norberto Adre at 503-823-4818 or at Norberto.Adre@portlandoregon.gov.

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. 

Joe Tursi
Community Outreach
(he/him)
City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
Joe.Tursi@portlandoregon.gov

 


ODOT Region 1 STIP

OR99W (Barbur Blvd) at SW Capitol Hwy

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

  • Prohibit northbound left turns from OR99W onto I-5 ramp and redirect traffic flow through jug handle
  • Install eastbound right turn lane and new signal at Taylors Ferry
  • Address median gaps and striping
  • Add/improve signage
  • Install reflectorized backplates

TOTAL COST: $2,975,700
ARTS FUNDING: $2,975,700

 


SW Capitol Highway Improvement Project

SW Capitol Highway Subcommittee Cross Section Comments 12-13-16.pdf

MNA Capitol Highway Letter to Legislators.pdf

MNA Capitol Highway Letter to City of Portland.pdf

 


Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project

 


Tryon-Stephens Headwaters Neighborhood Street Plan 

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) are working together on the Tryon-Stephens Headwaters Neighborhood Street Plan (PDF). The objective of the street plan is to establish a more connected local street and pathway network and to improve stormwater management systems within the area. Recommendations made in this plan will reflect community priorities and suggestions to achieve our transportation and stormwater goals.

More at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/65574