Public Works Projects

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

    Construction projects 

  • Hunters Highland Reservoir Upgrade

    Project Description  

    This project will seismically retrofit the Hunter’s Highland Reservoir, located on Jenne Butte. The 1 million gallon water tank was originally constructed in 1992.  Structural improvements are designed to meet current earthquake standards. 

    Work will include
    • Increasing the foundation with additional concrete
    • Structural steel reinforcement
    • Painting the tank exterior
    • Rebuilding the surrounding asphalt
    Project status

    Construction scheduled for Spring-Fall 2018

    Contact info

    • Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525
    • Wendy Andaya, Project Manager
    Kane Drive

    The permanent replacement of the Kelly Creek culvert under Kane Drive is now complete. 

    View project details

    Grant Butte Reservoir and Pipeline Project

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

    View project details

    McKinley Road Sewer Project

    Project Description

    This project will eliminate a failing pump station and add sewer to a region of Pleasant Valley that was previously without sewer.  Work will include:

    • Install 4,875 linear feet of 8-inch pipe.
    • Install a 12-inch gravity sewer line from Hunter’s Highland pump station to the intersection of Jenne Road and McKinley Road.
    • Decommission the Hunter’s Highland pump station.


    • Work is scheduled November - March
    • Work hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

     What to expect

    • McKinley Road will be closed to through traffic during pipe installation.
    • Construction equipment and delays in the easement areas.
    • Traffic delay around Hunter’s Highland pump station.
    • Construction noise and dust.


    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525


    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

    Work will include:

    • Modernized traffic signal at 181st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard
    • Add a second westbound left-turn lane, from Sandy Boulevard to 181st Avenue, to increase safety
    • New curb and sidewalk ramps
    • New 12-foot wide multi-use path on the north side of Sandy Boulevard, between 185th Drive and 201st Ave., connecting to the Gresham Fairview Trail
    • New 12-foot wide multi-use path on the south side of Sandy Boulevard, between 18st Avenue and the Boeing entrance
    • New bike lanes
    • Environmental upgrades to the street’s stormwater system.

    Project status

    • Design and planning take place in 2018 
    • Construction is planned for 2019


    David Daly

    Street Reconstruction Project

    This spring, the City will launch a five year street reconstruction project.  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 over the next five years.  
    • 149 lane miles will be rebuilt.

     Find out more about this project

    Sidewalk Improvements

    Project overview 

    Over the next 5 years 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