NE Grand and NE Schuyler Sewer Project

Sewer and Stormwater
Environmental Services has started construction on a sewer project to repair 165 feet of public sewer piping in the Lloyd neighborhood. The project will protect public health, property, and the environment by increasing the capacity of the public sewer system.
Construction is currently paused.
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Project Area

The project will occur at NE Grand Ave between NE Schuyler St and NE Broadway. See map for project boundary details.

What's Happening Now - Work Paused

While installing new sewer pipe, crews encountered an old underground fuel storage tank that's preventing sewer construction from continuing until it's removed. The project team is in the process of coordinating with the owner of the tank to have it removed, but this work has not been scheduled. Sewer construction is expected to be on hold until late Spring 2024.


All travel lanes will be open until removal of the tank is scheduled. Removal of the tank may require restricting parking and closing travel lanes on east side of NE Grand between Broadway and Schuyler, but crews will keep at least one travel lane open. The traveling public should expect traffic delays near the work area. Please observe traffic control devices and signs and follow the directions of flaggers if present. 

What to Expect During Construction    

  • Work Hours: Work will occur Monday through Friday between 5:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 
  • Local Access: Local access to all properties will be maintained, but construction activities may impact or delay normal use of your driveway. Please allow for extra time for our crews to make the area safe before entering or leaving the construction area.
  • Traffic Delays: You should also expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control devices and signs and follow the directions of flaggers if present.
  • Parking Restrictions: On-street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.
  • Equipment Storage: Some equipment and materials may be stored overnight on your street, nearby streets, or other public right-of-way areas.
  • Noise, Vibration, and Dust: Construction creates noise, vibration, and dust.
  • Periods of Inactivity: Work could be conducted in multiple phases. A variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials may cause periods of inactivity. 
  • Maintained Service: Water and other utilities will remain in service during construction.

Construction Method

Crews will use open trench excavation to complete work. Construction will require the use of trucks, excavators, loaders, generators, pumps, saws, paving equipment, and lighting for crews to work when it’s dark. Back-up beepers on trucks will not be used from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Go to Open Trench Excavation to learn more.

We Want to Hear from You

Environmental Services will inform residents and businesses about project activities and respond to questions and concerns in a timely manner. We encourage you to:

  • Visit this project webpage regularly for updates. 
  • With questions or comments, please contact Matt Gough by email or phone 503-823-5352.
  • If you have a question or concern, please be sure to include your name, property address, and project name (Grand and Schuyler) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property.
  • If your basement sewer backs up or your property or street floods, please report it immediately to the City’s Maintenance Operations hotline at 503-823-1700. It is staffed 24/7, all hours and all days.

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This project will help protect the health of the Williamette River Watershed.