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Water main work will close northbound lane of SW Terwilliger Blvd. north of SW Capitol Hwy. overnight this weekend - 09/17/14
A contractor for the Portland Water Bureau will work overnight on Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20, on SW Terwilliger Boulevard, approximately 200 feet north of the intersection of SW Capitol Highway.
Work in the road will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19 and end at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 20. If necessary, work will resume for a second night on Saturday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. and end early Sunday morning, September 21.
The northbound lane will be closed for approximately 200 feet and flaggers will direct traffic around the construction zone. The night work is required by the Portland Bureau of Transportation in order to maintain two lane access to Oregon Health Science University during week days.
Project information can be found online at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/swcarolina
Water main work will close northbound lane of SW Terwilliger Blvd. north of SW Capitol Hwy. overnight this weekend - 09/11/14
Contractors for the Portland Water Bureau will work overnight on Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, on SW Terwilliger Boulevard, approximately 200 feet north of the intersection of SW Capitol Highway.
Work in the road will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 12 and end at 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 13. Work will resume Saturday at 8 p.m. and end early Sunday September 14 morning. The northbound lane will be closed for approximately 200 feet and flaggers will direct traffic around the construction zone.
Water Main Break on Sandy Boulevard
Water Main Break on Sandy Boulevard
Northeast Sandy Boulevard closed between Northeast 131th and 138th Avenues due to water main break (Photo) - 09/10/14
Portland, OR- A water main break on Northeast Sandy Boulevard between Northeast 131th and 138th avenues has closed down both east and westbound lanes. Traffic is being detoured around the site. Traffic is advised to avoid the area.

Early this afternoon a 16-inch water pipe ruptured, causing water to flow into the immediate area. Water Bureau crews are onsite shutting down the water and making repairs. It is unknown at this time how many customers may be out of water but some multifamily units are affected.

Customers in the area may be experiencing dirty water and/or low pressure at their home. The discoloration does not pose a health risk. However, avoid using tap water or running the washing machine or dishwasher until the repair is complete. If customers experience dirty water, once the repair is complete, turn on each cold water faucets and allow them to run for several minutes or until the water is clear. Check www/portlandoregon.govwaterblog for updates.