North River Sewer Repair Project

Sewer and Stormwater
Environmental Services is designing a project to replace deteriorating sewer pipe under North River Street between Albina and Interstate avenues. Taking these actions now reduce the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to buildings, streets, streams, and rivers.
Construction is expected to start September 2024 and take about 6 months to complete.

Project Area

The project is located on North River Street between Albina and Interstate avenues. 

What's Happening Now

Over the next year, work crews will be in the study area to perform investigative activities. Activities include site visits and evaluation, survey, soil sampling, utility locates, pipe cleaning and inspection. Some investigative activities will require restricting parking and closing travel lanes. The traveling public should expect minor traffic delays. Information gathered will help determine the repair locations, and how to minimize construction impacts on residents and businesses.

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 (North River Sewer Project) 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.