Sandy Boulevard Sewer and Stormwater Project

Sewer and Stormwater
Environmental Services is designing a project to install and upsize public sewer pipes within the Kerns Neighborhood and a small portion of the Buckman Neighborhood. These improvements will increase sewer capacity, relieve sewer backups, and reduce street flooding.
Design will continue through late 2023. Construction is currently expected to begin in spring 2024 and take up to three years to complete.
On this Page

Project Area

This project will upsize main sewer pipe between the intersection of NE 29th Avenue and NE Sandy Boulevard and the intersection of NE 12th Avenue and NE Davis Street.  In addition, the design team will be identifying locations for sewer and stormwater management upgrades just north and south of NE Davis and NE Sandy Boulevard between NE 10th Avenue and NE 28th Avenue.  

What's Happening Now

Work crews will be in the project 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, stormwater management methods, and how to minimize construction impacts on residents and businesses. Learn more about pre-construction activities.

We Want to Hear from You

Please let us know if you have a concern or question about future construction near you. Be sure to include your name, property address, and project name (Sandy Boulevard Sewer and Stormwater Project) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write “Sandy” in the subject line of your email.   

Sewer Emergency: In the event of a sewer backup or basement flooding, call the Maintenance hotline immediately at 503-823-1700. It is staffed all hours and all days, 24/7.

Sign Up for Updates

Sign up for periodic email or text message updates for the Sandy Boulevard Sewer and Stormwater Project through our free GovDelivery subscription service. These updates are the best way to stay informed about what’s happening and what to expect. You can also sign up for bulletins on other projects and topics.