Public Works Projects

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

    2017 infrastructure projects


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  • Butler Road Waterline Upgrade

    Project overview

    The Butler Road Project (Intermediate Transmission Main project) will improve water pressure and capacity to serve Butler Road and neighboring communities.

    • The addition of a new 12-inch pipe, connects water service from the Butler reservoir to Pleasant Valley.  The installation of the new line will require crews to dig a trench, install the line and back-fill, covering the trench. 
    • Upon completion, the line will be pressure and water quality tested.  Customers will be notified in advance of any service disruptions during the testing phase of the project.
    • Once the water line is installed and tested, contracted road crews will repave the street.

    Affected neighborhoods

    • Butler Rd. between Binford and Towle
    • SW Neighborhood
    • Gresham Butte

    Schedule

    Phase 1:  Waterline upgrades

     Contractor:  Trenchline Excavations

    • Work hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 
    • Work Begins:  April  
    • Completion: June 
    Phase 2: Road resurfacing
    • Work Begins June  
    • Completion: August 

    What to except during construction

    • Noise:  vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
    • Expect delays: traffic control signage will be in place; the contractor will maintain local access.
    • Please observe "No Parking" signs. On-street parking at or near construction will be limited.
    • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.  
    • Please stay clear of all construction activity and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas

    Contact

    Project Manager, Jason Branstetter, 503-618-2525 

    NW Division Street

    Project overview

     This project will replace aged waterlines, while increasing capacity. Crews will replace 6-inch water pipe with 12-inch water pipe, and  replace 23 valves, 59 Water Services and 7 fire hydrants.

    Installing the new line requires crews to dig a trench. Crews will repave the street once the water line is installed and tested. 

    Neighborhoods impacted

    • NW Neighborhood
    • NW Division between Birdsdale Ave and Wallula Avenue
    • NW 14thStreet
    • NW 14thDrive
    • NW 15thStreet 

    Construction timeline

    • Water line replacement: Late April - July
    • Street reconstruction:  July - September 

    What to expect during construction 

    • Work hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • Expect delays. Traffic control signage will be in place. Flaggers will direct traffic in the construction areas and all area residents in this neighborhood will have local access through the construction zone
    • Noise: Vibration and dust may disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
    • Please observe “No Parking” signs. On-street parking at or near construction will be limited.
    • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
    • Please stay clear of all construction activity and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
    NW Bella Vista Neighborhood

    Project overview

    The Northwest Bella Vista neighborhood’s aged sewer lines that connect service to homes will be replaced.  This project includes improvements to curb ramps and repaving the street once the sewer work is complete. 

      Affected neighborhood

      • Northwest neighborhood (north of Bella Vista Park)
      • Streets impacted: Between Birdsdale and Bella Vista Drive; NW 5th, NW 6th Drive, NW 7th Place, NW Riverplace, NW Cascade Court.

      Schedule

      What to expect 

      • Noise. Some vibration and dust from machinery and construction activities.
      • Road delays. Traffic may be reduced to one lane due to work around manholes, ramps and road reconstruction.  Roads may be closed to traffic when paving begins.
      • Please observe “No Parking” signs. On-street parking will be limited.
      • Equipment and materials may be stored overnight; a large metal plate will cover the excavation site.
      • Please stay clear of construction and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction activity. 

      Contractors

      • Sewer work:  K&R Plumbing
      • ADA ramp improvements:  Brown Contracting 
      • Road resurfacing (full depth reclamation):  Granite Construction 

      Contact

      Phone: 503-618-2525 

      Project Managers:  

      • Jeff Loftin, Wastewater Services 
      • Amber Messenger, Transportation  

       

      Hogan Butte

      Project overview

      Hogan Butte Nature Park will be a 46-acre park on top of Hogan Butte, to include:

      • Educational signage and kiosk
      • “Volcano Viewpoint” feature
      • Native landscaping
      • Gated park entry
      • Paved driveway
      • New parking areas, including secured bike parking
      • Restroom
      • Picnic shelter and tables

      Affected neighborhood

      Gresham Butte Neighborhood 

      Schedule

      • Grand opening is scheduled for fall 2017 

      What to expect

      • Temporary daytime noise associated with construction activities.
      • Temporary increase in truck traffic on SE Gabbert and Regner roads.

      Project background

      Hogan Butte is part of the East Buttes natural formation, collectively known as the Boring Volcanic Domes. The development of a nature park atop 931-foot Hogan Butte will provide the community access to a pristine natural area, trails, picnic areas, educational nature walks and stunning views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.

      Contractor: R&R General Contractors 

      Contact

      Mike Green, Project Manager, Michael.Green@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2525  

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      Kane Drive Repair

      Project overview

      This project will reconstruct the Kelly Creek culvert under NE Kane Drive and the damaged section of roadway, located 300 feet south of the NE 23rd Street/NE Kane Drive intersection.  

      Included in the project will be permanent repairs of the culvert, roadway and surrounding creek area.

      Schedule

      • 2017: Engineering and design: no traffic impacts expected during this stage.
      • 2018: Construction
        The reconstruction of the damaged section of NE Kane Drive will happen in the summer when Kelly Creek is running low and weather conditions are most favorable.

      Contact

      Background

      In December 2015, during a historic rain event, debris accumulated in the inlet of the Kelly Creek culvert under NE Kane Drive. The debris in the culvert blocked the flow of water through the culvert resulting in a washout of the road. Emergency repairs were completed immediately after the storm to reopen the roadway and maintain creek flow.

       The City has received relief funds to repair the culvert, roadway and surrounding creek area.

      Cleveland Avenue Improvements

      This project will construct pedestrian improvements such as curb extensions and ADA-compliant ramps between Powell Boulevard and Burnside Road. 

      Schedule

      • February through June, 2017
      • Typical work hours are 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

      Proposed improvements

      • Upgrade selected driveway entrance ramps and curb ramps to current American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards between Powell Boulevard and Division Street.
      •  Replace 850 feet of old public storm sewer pipe along Cleveland Avenue between 18th Street (approximately) and NE 23rd Street.
      • Widen NE Cleveland Avenue from 2 lanes to 3 lanes with bike lanes between Burnside Road and 22nd Street.
      • Add sidewalks and fill in gaps in the existing sidewalk at the east side of NE Cleveland Avenue between Burnside Road and 22nd Street.

      What to expect during construction

      • Noise: vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
      • Expect delays:  traffic control signage will be in place. The contractor will maintain local access to NE Cleveland Avenue and the adjacent side streets.
      • Please observe "No Parking" signs. On-street parking at or near construction will be limited.
      • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.  
      • A City inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with questions or concerns. 
      • Please stay clear of all construction activity and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas

      Contact

      David Daly, Civil Engineer, 503-618-2284 or David.Daly@GreshamOregon.gov

      Division Street Complete Street Improvements

      This project will improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities on Division Street between Birdsdale Avenue and the Gresham Fairview Trail. The project will connect the Civic Neighborhood to the Gresham-Fairview Trail and improve facilities along one of TriMet’s highest ridership routes.

      Improvements

      • Improving pedestrian and bicycle facilities  
      • Installing missing sidewalk sections   

      Contact

      Jeff Shelley, Senior Engineer, 503-618-2550 or  Jeff.Shelley@GreshamOregon.gov

      East Metro Intelligent Transportation System

      This project will install a traveler information sign and upgrade traffic signal communications equipment in Gresham, Fairview and Wood Village. This project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017.

      Proposed improvements

      • Install a new electronic message sign on northbound NE 181st Avenue to alert drivers of I‑84 conditions.
      • Expand the City's traffic-adaptive SCATS signals system to six signals on SE Kane Drive.
      • Add flashing yellow arrow left-turn phasing to two signals: Burnside Road and NE Kelly Avenue; and Burnside Road and SE 1st Avenue.

      Contact

      Jim Gelhar, Project Manager, at 503‑618‑2295 or Jim.Gelhar@GreshamOregon.gov

      Cured in Place Pipe Rehabilitation

      Project overview

      Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation to 7,500 feet of existing sewer lines in poor condition in various locations throughout Gresham. 

      Affected streets

      • SW 4th Street
      • SE Roberts Drive
      • NE Kelly Avenue
      • NE 2nd Street
      • NE Cleveland Avenue
      • SE Oak Street
      • NE Everett Avenue
      • NE Oregon Street
      • NE 195th Avenue

      Schedule

      Construction will run from late spring to early summer 2017.

      What to expect during construction

      • Road delays; traffic may be reduced to one lane due to work around manholes.
      • Spot repairs may require excavation prior to lining process.
      • Preparation and restoration will take a couple of days to complete, but the pipe lining process should take only one day per location.
      • You may notice a chemical odor, but it should dissipate quickly.
      • Please observe "No Parking" signs. On-street parking at or near construction will be limited.
      • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
      • Please stay clear of all construction activity and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.

      Contact

      For more information about this project, contact Project Manager Andrew Johnson at 503-618-2129 or Andrew.Johnson@GreshamOregon.gov.