Woods Trunk Sewer Project

Sewer and Stormwater
Environmental Services is designing a project to repair 1,700 feet of aging, large-diameter brick sewer pipes in South Portland. Having provided over 125 years of service, the pipes require repairs to maintain reliable sewer service and protect public health and the environment.
Construction is expected to begin in February 2027 and take about a year to complete.

Project Area

Proposed pipe work begins at the intersection of SW Barbur Boulevard and SW Naito Parkway and travels northeast across Water, Corbett, and Kelly avenues, ending at the intersection of SW Curry Street and SW Hood Avenue. Construction activities will be concentrated at existing manholes along the sewer alignment.

What's Happening Now

Work crews will periodically be in the study area to perform investigative activities. Activities include site visits and evaluation, survey, 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, construction methods, and how to minimize construction impacts on residents and businesses. 

We Want to Hear from You

Environmental Services will inform residents about project activities and respond to questions and concerns in a timely manner.   

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.  

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This project will help protect the health of the Williamette River Watershed.