Public Works Projects

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

    2017 Infrastructure Projects

  • Butler Road Waterline Upgrade

    Project Overview

    The Butler Road Project (Intermediate Transmission Main project) improves 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, 7AM – 5PM
    • 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 Waterline Project

    Project overview

     This project will replace aged waterlines, while increasing capacity.  Crews will replace 6-inch water pipe with 12-inch water pipe, 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 Ave
    • NW 14th Street
    • NW 14th Drive
    • NW 15th Street 

    Construction timeline

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

    What to expect during construction 

    • 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.

     

    1950s Sewer Pipe Replacement

    Project overview

    The City is replacing aging sewer lines in poor condition, including sections of pipes last installed in the 1950s. The Northwest neighborhood’s sewer lines that connect service to homes will be replaced.

    • The contractor will notify residents in the unlikely event of a service interruption.
    • Once the pipe is replaced, transportation crews will resurface the streets. 

    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

    • Sewer line replacement: April – June
    • Street reconstruction: June – September

    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.
    • 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. 
    Contact

    Project Manager Jeff Loftin, 503-618-2525 or Jeff.Loftin@GreshamOregon.gov

     

    Hogan Butte

    Project overview

    Hogan Butte Nature Park will be a 46-acre park on top of Hogan Butte.  The park will 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

    • Project kickoff in April
    • Grand opening is schedule for fall 2017 

    What to expect

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

     

    About Hogan Butte/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 the 931-foot elevation Hogan Butte provides 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, Mike.Green@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2525  

    Main Street Electrical Outlet Upgrades

    Work begins Feb. 13 and ends April 30.

    Proposed improvements

    • Install new electrical outlets to supply much of the power for events on Main Avenue and First, Third and Fifth streets.
    • Most of the outlets will be located in tree wells. 
    • The outlets will be shut off at a main breaker when not used during events.

     

    Phase 1 – February/March

    Duration: 2 – 4 weeks

    • Remove sidewalk panels on the SW corner of Fifth/Main and install a metered service.
    • Install metered service in front of Sunny Hans.
    • Install metered service at First and Main. During this time, there will be some sidewalk disruption. The contractor and City inspector will work with nearby businesses to lessen pedestrian impact.
    • During this phase the streetlights will not be impacted.

    Phase 2 – March/April

    Duration: 2 – 4 weeks

    • Convert, reroute conduits and wiring from the individual streetlights to the new metered services.
    • Sidewalk removal planned in front of the guitar shop, the M & M, and Blondie’s Pizza and partial closure of the Billy Bob’s driveway.
    • Some of the streetlights will go dark. We will work to minimize the number of streetlights out and the length of the outage.

    Phase 3 - April

    Replace the concrete sidewalk removed in phases 1 and 2.

    Phase 4 - April

    Final work on outlets in tree wells and streetlight poles.

    Contact

    Mike Green, Civil Engineer, 503-618-2492 or Michael.Green@GreshamOregon.gov  

    Kane Drive Repair

    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.  

      Proposed Improvements

      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.
      For more information 
      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

      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 and upgrade traffic signal and communications equipment in Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village and Troutdale. This project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2016.

      Proposed improvements
      • Install a new electronic message sign on northbound NE 181st Avenue to alert drivers of I‑84 freeway conditions.
      • Install modern traffic signal controllers and communications at 32 intersections.
      • Expand the City's traffic-adaptive SCATS signals system to six signals on SE Kane Drive and two signals on SW Highland Drive.
      • Add flashing yellow arrow left-turn phasing to four signals along Burnside Road: NE Kelly Avenue, NE Cleveland Avenue, SE 1st Avenue and at the Oregon Trail shopping center driveway.
      Contact

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