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N Columbia Blvd overpass reopens for vehicular traffic following emergency sewer repairs

Public works bureaus on May 6, 2024 reopened the N Columbia Blvd overpass in industrial North Portland following emergency sewer repairs that began in March.

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Work Zone Ahead: As construction seasons kicks into high gear, City of Portland urges travelers to use caution to save lives and prevent injuries

An important safety message from Portland's Public Works bureaus

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Environmental Services requests public comment on proposed changes to administrative rules for user, development, and connection charges

Environmental Services is proposing changes to multiple administrative rules related to user, development, and connection charges. The public comment period was open from April 1 to May 1, 2024.

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UPDATE: City's largest sewage pump station repaired, in full service

Crews are working around the clock to keep essential sewage infrastructure operating as the freezing temperatures trigger multiple impacts.

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Big Pipe system prevented multiple overflows to the Willamette River, follow online tracker for updates during remainder of storm 

Follow the Big Pipe Tracker to see how the system prevents combined sewer overflows to the Willamette River, and be the first to know if a rare overflow occurs.

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American Public Works Association Awards SW Capitol Hwy: Multnomah Village to West Portland Project

On October 19, the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) awarded the 2023 Project of the Year Award in the category of Environmental, $25 Million to Less Than $75 Million Division to the City of Portland for the SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village to West Portland Project.

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