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Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update

Sewer pipe inspections continue throughout the project area. Spot repair work was delayed and is anticipated to begin soon in the Williams/Cleveland alley.

 

  • Week of May 22 – crews will continue camera inspections at various locations
  • Week of May 29 – crews anticipate beginning spot repairs and replacement of lateral connections in the Williams/Cleveland alley between Jarrett and Killingsworth streets

 

Current work phases include:

  • Video inspection crews will flush sewer with water to clear debris and then insert a video camera to document pipe and branch connection conditions.
  • Perform spot repairs to the main line sewer pipe. This involves excavating small trench sections to access the pipe.
  • Replace lateral connections between the main line sewer pipe and individual properties.

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King NA annual member meeting, this Wednesday, May 8th

You’re invited to join us on Wednesday for our annual member meeting. Find out what we’ve been up to, and how you can participate in your neighborhood association. If you have ideas about what you’d like to see the neighborhood association dive into, please let us know. Attending a meeting is not necessary to communicate with us – you can reach us at info@kingneighborhood.org.

Our meeting agenda next week:

6:30 pm – Introductions, agenda, previous meeting minutes

6:45 – Woodlawn-King Sewer Project update.

7:00 — Land use committee update.

7:15 — Election to fill open board positions – all are welcome to nominate themselves for a position.

7:35 – Green King update.

7:40 —  KNA finances.

7:45 — Planning for upcoming events: Oregon Humanities Conversations, Movie in the Park, park picnics.

8:00 — King NA communications.

8:15  — We adjourn!

Join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday May 8th, at the offices of NECN, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, in the King Facility Building attached to King School… or email us to find out how you can work with the n’hood association to contribute to a better King.

All times approximate. 🙂

Tuesday’s Land Use/Transportation Committee meeting.

This Tuesday, King NA’s land use & transportation committee hosts two guests: Dan Bower, Portland Streetcar director, to talk about possible extensions of the streetcar into inner NE; and Ben White, architect who is commissioned to draft plans for what will replace the Waagmeister building, on Alberta between 12th & 13th, and wants to consult with neighbors first.

We meet at a special location: the Emerson Street House, 1006 NE Emerson, at 7 pm this Tuesday, April 25th. See you there! 

 

 

 

King neighborhood clean-up coming up! on Saturday, April 29th.

King Neighborhood Clean-Up and Swap

Saturday, April 29th from 9 am – 1 pm!

449 NE Emerson

Killingsworth at 6th Avenue

$15-25 sliding scale

We take household items, including batteries, e-waste, furniture, mattresses, bikes and clothing.

 

no hazard materials (including paint, varnish, and aerosol cans)

no building materials (including drywall, plaster, glued flooring, cement)

no tires

no yard debris

 

Re-usable items will be offered for swap, or donated when possible.

 

 

 

Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update

Construction Begins Soon

 

  • Week of April 17 – crews will begin in the Williams/Cleveland alley between Highland and Holman
  • Week of April 24 – crews will begin in the Williams/Cleveland alley between Ainsworth and Jarrett
  • In three or more weeks – crews will begin in the Williams/Cleveland alley between Jarrett and Killingsworth

 

Work will progress in the following way:

  • The city contractor will bring materials and machinery to the work zone and store them in a centralized staging area in the right-of-way.
  • Tree trimming will be performed as needed to make room for large equipment, reduce the possibility of damage to trees, and help ensure public safety.
  • Video inspection crews will flush sewer with water to clear debris and then insert a video camera to document pipe and branch connection conditions.
  • Perform spot repairs to the main line sewer pipe. This involves excavating small trench sections to access the pipe.
  • Replace lateral connections between the main line sewer pipe and individual properties.
  • Install cleanouts with a vactor truck to clear a small diameter hole that allows crews to cut into the service lateral, connect a standing pipe to the surface, and add a cap at ground level. Cleanouts provide access for maintenance and repair of lateral connections.

 

To see a map of the project work areas, visit the project web page atwww.portlandoregon.gov/bes/wokialleys

 

Residents and businesses should expect periods of inactivity between each phase ranging from a few days to a few weeks. The duration depends on a variety of variables including underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, quality control tests and availability of materials. To learn more about What to Expect During Construction go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/632833.

 

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Construction will move from one site to another as work phases are completed, with periods of inactivity between phases. Please be aware that schedules are subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts and subcontractor and materials availability.

 

The city will use a combination of open trench construction and Cured-in-Place-Pipe-lining (CIPP). Details about each construction method are available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.

CONSTRUCTION HOURS

Construction hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday throughFriday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays. The Portland Noise Office approved night work for two locations within the project boundaries. Homes and businesses near these locations will receive a separate notification before night work takes place.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/wokialleys

or contact Rhetta Drennan.

 

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm. 1000, Portland, OR 97204-1912
Phone: 503-823-6006
Email: Rhetta.Drennan@portlandoregon.gov
Web page: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes