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 summer 2024 and take up to two years to complete.
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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 project will repair or upgrade sewer pipe just north and south of NE Davis and NE Sandy Boulevard between NE 10th Avenue and NE 28th Avenue.  

Map showing sewer construction locations related to the Sandy Trunk Sewer Project.

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

Environmental Services would like to hear from you about special events, school activities, and community services in your neighborhood you think might be affected by this project. Also, we want to know if you have any concerns related to business operations, disability or mobility issues, or medical or business deliveries. Your input will help us design a successful project that minimizes the impact to your neighborhood during construction.

Business Impact Survey

If you have a business within the project area, please complete this Business Survey so we can learn more about your business and what needs you may have during construction.

For More Information

We 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 (Sandy 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.