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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  • SE 182nd Avenue

    Project Overview

    This project will remove and replace existing pavement on SE 182nd, between SW 5th Drive and SE Division St.

    Project map

    Schedule

    • Work is scheduled to begin mid-August
    • Work hours will be from 7 am to 8 pm 

    Improvements

    This section of 182nd will be treated with Inlay to fix the portion of the pavement that still has a good foundation. The top layers of the pavement will be milled (grinding the upper layers of asphalt) to remove any cracks, ruts or imperfections. A new layer of asphalt will then be applied, creating a smooth road way. The work includes improvements to sidewalk ramps and driveways. 

    What to expect

    • Electronic message boards will be placed on-site, announcing the closure dates a few days ahead of work.
    • A final notice will be delivered to directly affected residents at least 24 hours prior to beginning work.
    • The failed street surface will be removed with a large milling machine. New asphalt will then be laid by paving machines and rolled into place.
    • All roads will be re-opened to traffic at the end of each work shift.

     

    Traffic and neighborhood impacts

    • Residents will be accommodated; however, delays should be expected.
    • One lane in each direction will be open to through traffic. Please follow detours through your neighborhood.
    • Construction dates are weather-dependent and subject to change.
    • If you live on 182nd and work falls on your garbage/recycling/yard debris collection day, place carts out the night before.

     

    Contractor

    Granite Construction  

    Contact

    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

    Bella Vista Neighborhood

    Project overview

    This project will remove and replace existing pavement and improve curb ramps.  The road work follows the upgrade to aged sewer lines.

      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.
      • See the Map

      Schedule

      • Sewer line replacement is complete
      • Road work begins August 4 and may take two weeks to complete. 

      What to expect 

      • A few days prior to construction, street message boards will be placed on-site.
      • No Parking signs will be set up.
      • A 24-hour reminder notice is sent that will include parking restrictions and other reminders.
      • Work requires dry weather. 
      • All work is coordinated with transit and waste providers to limit disruptions.

      Traffic and neighborhood impacts

      • Streets may be fully closed or reduced to one lane during construction. Residents will have access, but expect delays. 
      • On-street parking is not allowed during construction.  Any parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. 
      • Detour signs and traffic control will be in place.  Please use caution.
      • If work falls on your garbage collection date, place carts on the sidewalk near the curb the night before.
      • If there are any changes in the construction schedule, residents will be notified. 

      Improvements

      The road will be rebuilt using a process that provides a stronger base, is cost effective, saves time and resources.  Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) rebuilds worn out asphalt by recycling the existing roadway. 

      • Grind down existing road to rebuild the road base.
      • The asphalt is then mixed with cement, making a stronger road base.
      • The base is shaped and compacted. 

       

      Contractors

      • ADA ramp improvements:  Brown Contracting 
      • Road resurfacing (full depth reclamation):  Granite Construction 

      Contact

      Department of Environmental Services,  503-618-2525 

      Butler Road

      Project Overview

      Phase one replaced the waterline and made improvements to capacity.  Phase two of this project begins in July and will will remove and replace existing pavement.

      Schedule

      • Paving is complete.  
      • Shoulder work and striping will be completed in August. 

      What to expect

      • A few days prior to construction, street message boards will be placed on-site.
      • No Parking signs will be set up.
      • A 24-hour reminder notice is sent that will include parking restrictions and other reminders.
      • Work requires dry weather. 
      • All work is coordinated with transit and waste providers to limit disruptions.

       Traffic and neighborhood impacts  

      • Streets may be fully closed or reduced to one lane during construction. Residents will have access, but expect delays. 
      • On-street parking is not allowed during construction.  Any parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. 
      • Detour signs and traffic control will be in place.  Please use caution.
      • If work falls on your garbage collection date, place carts on the sidewalk near the curb the night before.
      • If there are any changes in the construction schedule, residents will be notified. 

       Improvements

      Butler Road between SW Rodlun Road and Towle Ave. 

      The road will be rebuilt using a process that provides a stronger base, is cost effective, saves time and resources.  Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) rebuilds worn out asphalt by recycling the existing roadway.   

      • Grind down existing road to rebuild the road base.
      • The asphalt is then mixed with cement, making a stronger road base.
      • The base is shaped and compacted.
      • Asphalt is applied.
      Butler Road between SW Binford and SW 11 Mile Ave.

      This section of Butler will be treated with Inlay to fix the portion of the pavement that still has a good foundation. The top layers of the pavement will be milled (grinding the upper layers of asphalt) to remove any cracks, ruts or imperfections. A new layer of asphalt will then be applied, creating a smooth road way. 

      Contractor

      Granite Construction

      Contact 

      Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

      Cleveland Avenue

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

      Schedule

      • The work is complete.

      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. 

        Contact

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

        NW 15th

        Phase one replaced the waterline and made improvements to capacity.  Phase two of this project begins in early August and will will remove and replace existing pavement and make improvements to curb ramps.

        Schedule

        • Work is scheduled to begin the first week of August
        • Work begins at 7 am

        What to expect

        • A few days prior to construction, street message boards will be placed on-site.
        • No Parking signs will be set up.
        • A 24-hour reminder notice is sent that will include parking restrictions and other reminders.
        • Work requires dry weather. 
        • All work is coordinated with transit and waste providers to limit disruptions.

         Traffic and neighborhood impacts  

        • Streets may be fully closed or reduced to one lane during construction. Residents will have access, but expect delays. 
        • On-street parking is not allowed during construction.  Any parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. 
        • Detour signs and traffic control will be in place.  Please use caution.
        • If work falls on your garbage collection date, place carts on the sidewalk near the curb the night before.
        • If there are any changes in the construction schedule, residents will be notified. 

         Improvements

        Some neighborhood roads will be rebuilt using a process that provides a stronger base, is cost effective, saves time and resources.  Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) rebuilds worn out asphalt by recycling the existing roadway.   

        • Grind down existing road to rebuild the road base.
        • The asphalt is then mixed with cement, making a stronger road base.
        • The base is shaped and compacted.
        • Asphalt is applied.

        Some streets will be treated with Inlay to fix the portion of the pavement that still has a good foundation. The top layers of the pavement will be milled (grinding the upper layers of asphalt) to remove any cracks, ruts or imperfections. A new layer of asphalt will then be applied, creating a smooth road way. 

        Contractor

        Granite Construction

        Contact 

        Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

          Division 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

          SE Elliott Avenue

          Project overview

          This project will remove and replace existing pavement. The road will be rebuilt using a process that provides a stronger base, is cost effective, saves time and resources.  Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) rebuilds worn out asphalt by recycling the existing roadway. This project includes improvements to sidewalk ramps.  

          Construction project map

          Schedule

          • Work is scheduled to begin July 20. 
          • Work begins at 7 am

          What to expect 

          • A few days prior to construction, street message boards will be placed on-site.
          • No Parking signs will be set up.
          • A 24-hour reminder notice is sent that will include parking restrictions and other reminders.
          • Work requires dry weather. 
          What to expect when work begins
          • Crews will grind down existing road to rebuild the road base.  This process will create dust and loose gravel.  
          • The asphalt is then mixed with cement, making a stronger road base.
          • The base is shaped and compacted. 
          • Asphalt is applied.

           

          Traffic and neighborhood impacts  

          • Streets may be fully closed or reduced to one lane during construction. Residents will have access, but expect delays. 
          • On-street parking is not allowed during construction.  Any parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. 
          • Detour signs and traffic control will be in place.  Please use caution.  
          • Please drive with with caution, there may be dust and gravel on the road.
          • If work falls on your garbage collection date, place carts on the sidewalk near the curb the night before.
          • If there are any changes in the construction schedule, residents will be notified. 
          • All work is coordinated with transit and waste providers to limit disruptions.

          Contractor

          Granite Construction

          Contact

          Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

          SE Hillyard Road

          Project Overview

          This project will remove and replace existing pavement.

          Schedule

          • Paving is complete
          • Shoulder work will be completed in August

          What to expect

          • A few days prior to construction, street message boards will be placed on-site.
          • No Parking signs will be set up.
          • A 24-hour reminder notice is sent that will include parking restrictions and other reminders.
          • Work requires dry weather. 
          • All work is coordinated with transit and waste providers to limit disruptions.

          Traffic and neighborhood impacts  

          • Streets may be fully closed or reduced to one lane during construction. Residents will have access, but expect delays. 
          • On-street parking is not allowed during construction.  Any parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. 
          • Detour signs and traffic control will be in place.  Please use caution.
          • If work falls on your garbage collection date, place carts on the sidewalk near the curb the night before.
          • If there are any changes in the construction schedule, residents will be notified. 

          Improvements

          The road will be rebuilt using a process that provides a stronger base, is cost effective, saves time and resources.  Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) rebuilds worn out asphalt by recycling the existing roadway. 

          • Grind down existing road to rebuild the road base.
          • The asphalt is then mixed with cement, making a stronger road base.
          • The base is shaped and compacted.
          • Asphalt is applied. 

          Contractor

          Granite Construction

          Contact

          Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

           

          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.

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          Richey Road

          Project Overview

           This project will remove and replace existing pavement.

          Schedule

          • Paving is complete
          • Shoulder work and striping will be completed in August 

          What to expect

          • A few days prior to construction, street message boards will be placed on-site.
          • No Parking signs will be set up.
          • A 24-hour reminder notice is sent that will include parking restrictions and other reminders.
          • Work requires dry weather. 
          • All work is coordinated with transit and waste providers to limit disruptions.

           Traffic and neighborhood impacts  

          • Streets may be fully closed or reduced to one lane during construction. Residents will have access, but expect delays. 
          • On-street parking is not allowed during construction.  Any parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. 
          • Detour signs and traffic control will be in place.  Please use caution.
          • If work falls on your garbage collection date, place carts on the sidewalk near the curb the night before.
          • If there are any changes in the construction schedule, residents will be notified. 

             Improvements

            The road will be rebuilt using a process that provides a stronger base, is cost effective, saves time and resources.  Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) rebuilds worn out asphalt by recycling the existing roadway. 

            • Grind down existing road to rebuild the road base.
            • The asphalt is then mixed with cement, making a stronger road base.
            • The base is shaped and compacted.
            • Asphalt is applied. 

            Contractor

            Granite Construction

            Contact 

            Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

             

            Walters Drive

            Project Overview

            This project will remove and replace existing pavement. 

            Schedule 

            • Work is scheduled to begin July 27. 
            • Work begins at 7 am

            What to expect

            • A few days prior to construction, street message boards will be placed on-site.
            • No Parking signs will be set up.
            • A 24-hour reminder notice is sent that will include parking restrictions and other reminders.
            • Work requires dry weather. 
            • All work is coordinated with transit and waste providers to limit disruptions.

             Traffic and neighborhood impacts  

            • Streets may be fully closed or reduced to one lane during construction. Residents will have access, but expect delays. 
            • On-street parking is not allowed during construction.  Any parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. 
            • Detour signs and traffic control will be in place.  Please use caution.
            • If work falls on your garbage collection date, place carts on the sidewalk near the curb the night before.
            • If there are any changes in the construction schedule, residents will be notified. 

             Improvements

            Walters Drive between Springwater Trail and SW Blaine Ave. 

            The road will be rebuilt using a process that provides a stronger base, is cost effective, saves time and resources.  Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) rebuilds worn out asphalt by recycling the existing roadway.   

            • Grind down existing road to rebuild the road base.
            • The asphalt is then mixed with cement, making a stronger road base.
            • The base is shaped and compacted.
            • Asphalt is applied.

             

            Walters Drive between Powell Blvd. and Springwater Trail 

            This section of Walters Drive will be treated with Inlay to fix the portion of the pavement that still has a good foundation. The top layers of the pavement will be milled (grinding the upper layers of asphalt) to remove any cracks, ruts or imperfections. A new layer of asphalt will then be applied, creating a smooth road way. 

            Contractor

            Granite Construction

            Contact

            Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

            Wy’ East Way Path

            Project Overview

            This project builds two asphalt concrete shared-use paths on the west side of Civic Drive near the Civic MAX Station.

            • A 10-foot wide asphalt concrete path connecting the Wy’ East Way Path at the Civic Drive MAX Station to NW Fanning Way.
            • A 7-foot wide asphalt concrete path connecting NW Civic Dr from the south side of the Civic Drive MAX Station to the existing pedestrian path along the north side of the Columbia Trails Apartments.

            Affected neighborhood

            Northwest Neighborhood 

            Schedule

            June - August 

            What to expect

            • Expect noise, vibration and dust associated with machinery and construction activities.
            • Expect temporary closure of existing pathway.
            • Please observe “No Parking” signs.
            • 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. 

            Contractor

            Keystone Contracting, Inc. 

            Contact

            Kimberly Bogert, Civil Engineer, 503-618-2709 or Kimberly.Bogert@GreshamOregon.gov

             

            East Metro Traffic Signals

            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

            Sewer Projects

            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.