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SW Menefee Sewer Extension Project

Sewer and Stormwater
Environmental Services is extending the public sewer in SW Menefee Drive. This work is part of the City’s ongoing effort to provide property owners a way to directly and independently connect to the public sewer system in order to meet current City Code requirements. 
Construction is expected to begin in the Summer of 2021 and should take about three weeks to complete.
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Project Area

The map below illustrates where this project will construct sewer improvements. 

What's Happening Now

In the coming weeks, crews will be conducting preconstruction activities like marking utilities and installing tree protection.  Construction is expected to begin during the week of December 6th.

Week of November 29

Crews will perform activities as described below. Work will occur during daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Crews will be in the area to prepare for sewer construction.
  • Activities will include inspecting pipes and manholes, locating and marking underground utilities and property lines, setting up traffic controls, staging equipment and materials, and other activities as needed.
  • Crews will also conduct tree trimming if needed and install tree protection fencing.

Week of December 6

Crews will perform activities as described below. Work will occur during daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Sawcutting and preparation for open cut excavation.

Cesspool/Septic Connections

Bureau staff have been working directly with property owners in the area who have cesspools or septic tanks that will need to be connected to the new system. For questions abou For questions about your connection, please contact Tina Wilson at 503-823-7790 or .

We Want to Hear From You

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

Construction Methods

Open trench construction will be used to complete all work. After sewer construction, crews will backfill trenches and apply a temporary asphalt patch. The temporary patch may be in place for several weeks while quality control inspections occur. After all work has met required standards, crews will return to apply a permanent patch. 

What to Expect 

  • Safe Work Site:  Safety is our top priority for every construction site. Stay clear of all construction activities and keeping children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas. 

  • Noise, Vibration, and Dust:  Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity. 

  • Local Access:  The contractor will maintain local access to all properties, but construction may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers. 

  • 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 will be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight. 

  • Maintained Service:  All utilities will remain in service during construction. 

  • Typical Work Hours:  Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays. 

  • Schedule Changes and Inactivity:  Schedules may change, and you may see periods of inactivity during construction due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, and availability of materials.  

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