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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 

  • SE 182nd and Division, Traffic Safety Improvement

    Safety improvements to reduce the crash rate at 182nd and Division are planned this summer. Safety improvements include:

    • Installing a non-mountable curb on the yellow painted centerline at each street approaching the intersection
    • The center median will restrict access to right in/out driveways.
    • Left turns will be prohibited. 

    What to expect

    • Watch for flaggers and equipment while workers install center curb.
    • Signs will be posted for directional traffic changes.
    • Construction should last 2-3 days, with work beginning mid-July. 

    Contact

    For more information, contact the Department of Environmental Services at 503-618-2525

    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

    Contact 

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

    NE Multnomah Drive Drywell project

    Project description

    Crews will install a new manhole and drywell. The drywell will reduce the overall amount of stormwater in our storm system. This will minimize downstream flooding during heavy rain events.

    Work schedule:

    • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Prepare for work: Week of March 21
    • Drilling and road closure: Week of April 4
    • Project will last one month – complete by May.

     Impacts

    • Road closure during work hours. Local access provided.
    • Sidewalk closure.
    • Reduced street parking.
    • Construction noise & equipment

    Contractor: Lovett, Inc. 

    SE Richey Road - Paving Closure

    Road closure: June 6 - June 17

    SE Richey Road, between SE 182nd and SE 190th Drive will be closed to traffic for final paving and striping. 

    What to expect

    • Traffic delays. Use alternative routes.
    • Local access will be provided to residents and emergency services. 

    Contractor

    Tapani Underground

    For more information, contact the department of Environmental Services at 503-618-2525.

     

    NW Riverview Avenue and NW 13th Street

    Project description 

    • Crews will be replacing aged underground water pipes. 
    • Water 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.
    • The street will be temporarily patched until street paving begins later this summer. 

    Schedule 

    Phase 1: Waterline upgrades

    • Work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • May - July
    What to expect 
    • Prior to construction, street signs and notifications will be posted.
    • Local access will be provided.
    • Partial street closure possible.
    • On-street parking will be limited.
    • Construction equipment, noise and dust.

    Phase 2: Street paving 

    Contact

    Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

     

    SE Orient and 24th

    Project description 

    • Crews will be replacing aged underground water pipes. 
    • Water 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.
    • The street will be temporarily patched until street paving begins this summer. 

    Schedule 

    Phase 1: Waterline upgrades

    • Work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • March - April
    What to expect 
    • Prior to construction, street signs and notifications will be posted.
    • Local access will be provided.
    • Partial street closure possible.
    • On-street parking will be limited.
    • Construction equipment, noise and dust.

    Phase 2: Street paving 

    Contact

    Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

     

    Sewer Improvement projects

    The City is repairing, re-lining and replacing sewer pipes throughout the City. To reduce residential impacts, the work will be completed using trenchless methods. Find out more about our scheduled sewer work.

    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
    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