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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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    Hogan Butte Neighborhood - Water Pipe Improvements

    Project description 

    • Crews will be replacing aged underground water pipes. 
    • Water pipes will be replaced on SW 13th Court to SW Orchard Ave. and on SW 15th Court. 
    • 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

    • Contractor: Magna Construction 
    • Work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • Feb. - May 
    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

     

    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, 2021.

    Project documents

    Contact 

    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

    What to expect

    Construction is in progress. Work is expected to be completed in early September. 

    • Construction crews are working west to east. 
    • Temporary speed zone of 30 mph.
    • Traffic control is in place.
    • Local access to businesses is provided. 

    Work in progress

    • Grading on the north side of the street between the Sandy Boulevard Business Park and PacWest is underway.
    • New self-supporting power pole just east of NE 181st is set. Other wiring will be removed in June. 
    • Installation of a new culvert to channel stormwater to the Gresham stormwater treatment facility is scheduled for July

    Completed work

    • A new curb between NE 181st and 185th drive was installed
    • Stormwater planter walls between NE 181st and Boeing entrance have been installed. 

      Contact

      Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

      Southwest Neighborhood - Water Pipe Improvements

      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 

        • Work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
        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.

        Project locations

        Phase 1
        • Streets: SW 13th Court, SW 13th Street, SW Orchard Ave. and SW 15th Court
        • Contractor: Beam Excavating Inc. 
        Phase 2 (complete)
        • Streets: SW Eastwood Ave. and SW 20th Street
        • Contractor: Trench Line Excavation, Inc. 
        Phase 3 (complete)
        • Streets: SW 23rd St, SW 24th St, SW 24th Ct, SW Angeline Ave., SW 29th Court, and SW Chastain Ave.
        • Contractor: CivilWorks NW, Inc.
        Phase 4 (complete)
        • Streets: SW 4th Street, SW 6th Street, SW 6th Court, SW Eastman Court, and SW 5th Court
        • Contractor: NTA Contracting, Inc.  
        Phase 5
        • Streets: SW 26th Street, SW Mawrcrest Ave., SW Binford Ave., and SW 23rd Court
        • Contractor: Folden Construction, Inc. 

        Street paving 

        Contact

        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
        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