Portion of Northbound Lane at SE 60th Avenue Flagged on Wednesday, Nov. 25
Approximately 150 feet of the northbound lane of SE 60th Avenue south of SE Hawthorne Boulevard will be closed to through traffic intermittently between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015. Flaggers will be directing traffic.
Portland Water Bureau Construction and Maintenance crews will be restoring the sidewalk on the east side of SE 60th Avenue, where construction was performed in October.
Parking on SE 60th Avenue directly across from the construction zone will be restricted. The sidewalk adjacent to the construction zone will be closed and pedestrians will need to walk around the work area.
Remember to drive slowly, exercise caution when traveling in the construction zone, and obey traffic controllers.
Project information can be found online at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/mttabor.
Night Paving on SW Macadam Avenue Scheduled - 11/20/15
As part of the Hannah Mason Pump Station construction project, crews will be conducting night paving on SW Macadam Avenue near the intersection of SW Nevada Street.
To minimize traffic disruptions, work will begin on Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. and be complete by 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 21. During road paving, SW Macadam Avenue will remain open in both directions but traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and some turn lanes may be affected. As with any construction project, safety is our first priority. Please obey flaggers and all construction signs.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Pedestrian Crossing Signals Down in All Directions at SW Macadam Avenue and SW Nevada Street
PORTLAND, OR - Portland Water Bureau crews working on a water line on Southwest Macadam Avenue at Southwest Nevada Street broke an electrical conduit, which operates the pedestrian crosswalk signals.
The Portland Bureau of Maintenance is working on the repair, and expects it to be completed by Saturday, Nov. 14.
Pedestrians should use caution when crossing the street with the traffic light. Motorists should take extra care in watching for pedestrians in these crosswalks.
At the time of the conduit break, Water Bureau crews were working on the Hannah Mason Pump Station project, replacing the aging Fulton Pump Station that provides water service to areas of Southwest Portland. For more information, visit the project website: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/hannahmason.
Portland Water Bureau Returns to 100 Percent Bull Run Water
The Portland Water Bureau returned to 100 percent Bull Run water today, Nov. 4. After supplementing the Bull Run water with groundwater from the Columbia South Shore Well Field since July 16, recent rains have refilled reservoirs in the Bull Run watershed to near capacity. This allows Portland to return to the Bull Run source. Both the Bull Run and Columbia South Shore Well Field are high quality water sources that meet or surpass all federal and state drinking water regulations.
Through careful planning and investment, Portland has developed two excellent water sources that ensured the City could meet all of its customers' needs through this long, warm and dry summer. Together, the Bull Run watershed and the Columbia South Shore Well Field constitute a resilient drinking water supply.
It will take one to eight days, depending on location, for 100 percent Bull Run water to move through the distribution system and reach customers. As Portland returns to 100 percent Bull Run water, customers may notice a change in the color of their water. Fall rains wash organic material into the reservoirs, which add tannins to the water, resulting in a faint tea color. These tannins are safe, only affecting the appearance of the water; not the quality. More information on fall color can be found at portlandoregon.gov/water/fallcolor.
While public notification is not required, the Water Bureau informs the media and sensitive users when it activates and discontinues use of groundwater.
To learn more about the Columbia South Shore Well Field, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/groundwater.
Customers with water quality questions are encouraged to contact the Water Line at 503?823?7525.
Night Work Reduces Section of SW Macadam Avenue to One Lane Each Direction Overnight Nov. 3 - Nov. 20
Portland Water Bureau crews will begin night work on SW Macadam Avenue between SW Nevada Street and SW California Street on Tuesday, November 3 and complete on Friday November 20. To minimize traffic disruptions, the work will begin at 8:00 p.m. and be complete by 5:00 a.m. each day. During construction, SW Macadam Avenue will remain open in both directions but traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Some turning movements could be restricted. As with any construction project, safety is the first priority. Please obey flaggers and all construction signs.
The Hannah Mason Pump Station is being built to replace the aging Fulton Pump Station on SW Nevada Street. Work began in March 2015 and will continue into fall of 2016. The Water Bureau is working closely with Portland Parks & Recreation and other local agencies to coordinate this project with ongoing operations and other projects in the area. Neighbors, local businesses and other stakeholders are updated as work progresses.
For more information, visit the project website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/hannahmason