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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 

  • Grant Butte Reservoir and Pipeline Project

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

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    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.  

    Project status  

    • This project is currently in the design and planning phase.  
    • Construction is planned for late summer, 2022.

    Project documents


    For more information, contact A.J Thorne at 503-618-2190

    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

    Project status

    • Work is nearing completion. Crews are finishing  curb, sidewalk, and paving the eastern end of Sandy Blvd.
    • Landscaping work is continuing.


    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 - 2022
    • 149 lane miles will be rebuilt.

     Find out more about this project

    Sidewalk Improvements

    Project overview 

    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
    • Work hours may vary, but generally will occur 7:00am - 6:00pm.
    • City concrete crews are completing the work


    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525