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Public Works Projects

  • Public works projects safely preserve existing infrastructure, increase roadway capacity, improve mobility and enhance neighborhood livability. 

    Construction projects 

  • Kirk Park Wellhouse and Pipeline

    Project Description

    Construction of a well pump house at Kirk Park. The well has already been drilled and this construction will turn it into a useable water source for both Rockwood Water PUD and the City of Gresham. A new pipeline will be constructed connecting to the Rockwood District Offices, where the water will be treated.

    Project Impacts

    The park will remain open, but a large portion will be closed for construction; Partial street closures; Construction equipment, noise, vibration, and dust

    Location: Kirk Park, NE Hassalo St, NE 190th Pl, NE Halsey St.

    Schedule: Fall 2023 to Spring 2025

    Contractor: Rotschy Inc.

    Learn more about water supply projects.

    NW Norman and SE Elliott Waterline Replacement

    Project description

    Crews will be replacing waterlines and increasing water capacity at NW Norman Avenue and SE Elliott Avenue in preparation to expand groundwater delivery.  Learn more about our water supply projects


    • Late July to November
    • Works hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Project impacts

    • Road and sidewalk closure.
    • Limited on street parking around work zone.
    • Construction equipment, noise, vibration, and dust.


    Green Mountain Excavation LLC


    Cameron Lee, Project Manager, 503-618-2738

    North Gresham Elementary Well Drilling

    Crews are drilling a groundwater well near North Gresham Elementary school, 1001 SE 217th Avenue. 

    This project is expanding Gresham's groundwater supply. Learn more

    Johnson Creek Sewer Pipe Upgrades

    Project description  

    This project will upgrade sewer pipes that travel over Johnson Creek at a bridge crossing. The pipeline upgrade is designed to withstand a large earthquake.

    Improvements will include: 

    • Replacing and increasing the depth of the piles at either end of the crossing. This will provide a strong base for the span.  
    • Replacing the existing pipe and enclosing it with steel casing. 
    • Upgrading the manholes at either end of the span.  
    • Securing the above ground manholes to prevent disconnection.  


    September - December
    Work hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Construction impacts

    • Partial closure on SW 14th off of SW Highland Drive.
    • Spring Water Trail detour.
    • Construction equipment and noise.

    Project documents


    For more information, contact Rob Chapler, 503-618-3458.

    Sidewalk Improvements


    •  Ongoing. Work hours may vary, but generally from 7:00 am - 6:00pm.
    • Some sidewalk work is scheduled before paving begins this summer. Find out more about our  summer paving project. 

    Project overview 

    The City is upgrading sidewalk ramps at intersections throughout Gresham. Installing sloped curb ramps provide improved safety at pedestrian crossings. The new ramps allow people with disabilities to safely travel from the sidewalk to the street.

    Project impacts

    During all construction activity, there will be delays and on-street parking will be impacted. We try to limit disruptions as much as possible.   

    • Sidewalk closed.
    • Bike lane closed.
    • Construction equipment parked in your neighborhood.
    • Partial road closure - flaggers may be directing traffic.
    • Reduced on-street parking.
    • Noise and dust.


    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

    Street Reconstruction Project

    The City launched a five-year street reconstruction project in 2018. This is the largest investment in our streets in Gresham’s history.

    • The project will fix the most deteriorated streets in the city. 
    • 25% of residential streets will be reconstructed from 2018 - 2023.
    • 149 lane miles will be rebuilt.
    • Paving work is scheduled during the summer months. 

     Find out more about street reconstruction