Public Works Projects

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

    Construction projects 

  • SE 3rd Street (off El Camino) Pipe Replacement

    Project description

    • Crews will be replacing aged underground water pipes.
    • Upon completion, the line will be pressurized and water quality tested.  Customers will be notified in advance of any service disruptions during the testing phase of the project.
    • The street will be temporarily patched until street reconstruction work this summer.

    Schedule

    Phase 1:  Waterline upgrades

    Contractor:  Civil Works NW, Inc.    

    • Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 am-6:00 pm  
    • March - June 

     Phase 2:  Street resurfacing

     What to expect

    • Prior to construction, street signs and notifications will be posted
    • Local access will be provided
    • Partial street closure
    • Construction equipment and dust
    • Work hours may vary, and poor weather conditions can cause delays.

    Contact

    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525 

     

    Cochran Avenue Pipe Replacement

    Project description

    • Crews will be replacing aged underground water pipes.
    • Upon completion, the line will be pressurized and water quality tested.  Customers will be notified in advance of any service disruptions during the testing phase of the project.
    • The street will be temporarily patched until street reconstruction work this summer.

    Schedule

    Phase 1:  Waterline upgrades

    Contractor:  Civil Works NW, Inc.    

    • Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 am-6:00 pm  
    • February – June
     Phase 2:  Street resurfacing

     What to expect

    • Prior to construction, street signs and notifications will be posted
    • Local access will be provided
    • Partial street closure
    • Construction equipment and dust
    • Work hours may vary, and poor weather conditions can cause delays.

    Contact

    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

     

    NE Country Club Ave. Pipe Replacement

    Project description

    • Crews will be replacing aged underground water pipes.
    • Upon completion, the line will be pressurized and water quality tested.  Customers will be notified in advance of any service disruptions during the testing phase of the project.
    • The street will be temporarily patched until street reconstruction work this summer.

    Schedule

    Phase 1:  Waterline upgrades

    Contractor:  Trenchline Excavation, Inc.   

    • Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 am-6:00 pm  
    • April - June 

     Phase 2:  Street resurfacing

     What to expect

    • Prior to construction, street signs and notifications will be posted
    • Local access will be provided
    • Partial street closure
    • Construction equipment and dust
    • Work hours may vary, and poor weather conditions can cause delays.

    Contact

    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525 

     

    Grant Butte Reservoir and Pipeline Project

    The City has secured federal funding to seismically retrofit the Grant Butte Reservoir. 

    View project details

    NE La Mesa Court

    Project description

    • Crews will be replacing aged underground water pipes.
    • Upon completion, the lines will be pressurized and water quality tested. 
    • Customers will be notified in advance of any service disruptions during the testing phase of the project.

    Schedule

    Contractor:  Beam Excavating     

    • Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 am-6:00 pm  
    • May – June

    What to expect

    • Prior to construction, street signs and notifications will be posted
    • Local access will be provided
    • Partial street closure and limited parking
    • Construction equipment and dust
    • Work hours may vary, and poor weather conditions can cause delays.
    • Paving in some areas of the Powell Valley neighborhood will occur July – October. To find out what streets are scheduled for paving, visit our street reconstruction map.

     Contact

    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525 

     

    McKinley Road Sewer Project

    Project Description

    This project will eliminate a failing pump station and add sewer to a region of Pleasant Valley that was previously without sewer.  

       Schedule

      • Work is scheduled January – May
      • Paving complete in May.  The road will be open, but lane striping work may cause some delays
      • Work hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

       What to expect

      • McKinley Road (between 182 and Jenne Road) will be closed to through traffic during pipe installation.
      • Construction equipment and delays in the easement areas.
      • Traffic delay around Hunter’s Highland pump station.
      • Construction noise and dust.

       Contact

      Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

       

      Northwest Neighborhood Pipe Replacement

      Project description

      Crews are replacing aged underground sewer pipes in the NW Neighborhood.  

      Schedule
      • February – April
      • Monday – Friday, 7am – 6pm
      What to expect
      • Prior to construction, street signs and notifications will be posted
      • Local access will be provided
      • Partial street closure
      • Construction equipment and dust
      • Work hours may vary, and poor weather conditions can cause delays.
      Contact

      Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

      SE Palmquist Road Improvements

      Project description

      The City is preparing for roadway and Burlingame Creek culvert improvements at SE Palmquist Road and U.S Highway 26 (Hogan Cedars Neighborhood).  Work will include:

      • Widening the road
      • Sidewalk improvements for pedestrians
      • Bike lane improvements
      • Burlingame Creek culvert replacement

       Schedule

      • Design and permitting: 2019
      • Construction: Summer of 2020

      What to expect

      • Notification will be mailed to nearby residents
      • Street signs will be posted
      • Construction equipment and delays
      • Lane and street closures
      • Temporary detours

       Contact

      Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525 

      Sandy Boulevard Project

      Project description

      Sandy Boulevard connects Portland, Gresham and Fairview. The project improvements along Sandy Boulevard will increase safety and access for all users in this regionally significant industrial area by constructing a complete corridor.

      The project will create better entry to commercial sites in this east Portland metro region and improve access to 19 acres of vacant, state-certified industrial land. 

      Project background

      Work will include:

      • Modernized traffic signal at 181st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard
      • Add a second westbound left-turn lane, from Sandy Boulevard to 181st Avenue, to increase safety
      • New curb and sidewalk ramps
      • New 12-foot wide multi-use path on the north side of Sandy Boulevard, between 185th Drive and 201st Ave., connecting to the Gresham Fairview Trail
      • New 12-foot wide multi-use path on the south side of Sandy Boulevard, between 18st Avenue and the Boeing entrance
      • New bike lanes
      • Environmental upgrades to the street’s stormwater system.

      Project status

      • Design and planning take place in 2018 
      • Construction is planned for 2019

      Contact

      David Daly
      503-618-2284
      David.Daly@GreshamOregon.gov

      Street Reconstruction Project

      This spring, the City will launch a five year street reconstruction project.  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 over the next five years.  
      • 149 lane miles will be rebuilt.

       Find out more about this project

      Sidewalk Improvements

      Project overview 

      Over the next 5 years the City will be upgrading sidewalk ramps at intersections throughout Gresham. The City is installing sloped curb ramps to provide improved safety at pedestrian crossings. The new ramps will allow people with disabilities to safely travel from the sidewalk to the street.

      What to expect during construction 

      During all construction activity, there will be delays and on-street parking will be impacted. The City strives 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
      Schedule
      • Work hours may vary, but generally will occur 7:00am - 6:00pm.
      • City concrete crews are completing the work

      Contact

      Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525