NW 9th and Hoyt Sewer and Water Pipe Improvement Project

Sewer and Stormwater
Environmental Services is working with the Portland Water Bureau to upgrade sewer and water pipes near the former US Postal Service site in NW Portland. The project will protect the public and the environment by increasing pipe capacity and reducing the possibility of sewage releases.
This project is in the design phase. Construction is not expected to begin until 2024 and will take about a year to complete.

Project Area

This project will take place in the Pearl District Neighborhood at the west end of the Broadway Bridge adjacent to the former US Post Office site.


Project design will continue through 2023. Construction is expected to begin in 2024 and should take about six months to complete.

What's Happening Now

Project designers have reached the 60 percent design milestone. This project will replace aging sewer and water pipes and significantly increase system capacity in the neighborhood. Work is now focused on identifying connections to existing buildings, locating other underground utilities in the area to avoid potential conflicts during construction, and ensuring that pipe infrastructure meets anticipated capacity needs.

We Want to Hear from You 

We would like to hear from you about special events, school activities, and community services in your neighborhood you think may be impacted by this project. Also, we want to know if you have any concerns related to business operations, disability or mobility issues, medical or business deliveries, and proposed night work. Your input will help us minimize the impact to your neighborhood during construction. 

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