Crews are working around the clock to keep essential sewage infrastructure operating as the freezing temperatures trigger multiple impacts.
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Big Pipe system prevented multiple overflows to the Willamette River, follow online tracker for updates during remainder of storm
Follow the Big Pipe Tracker to see how the system prevents combined sewer overflows to the Willamette River, and be the first to know if a rare overflow occurs.
On October 19, the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) awarded the 2023 Project of the Year Award in the category of Environmental, $25 Million to Less Than $75 Million Division to the City of Portland for the SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village to West Portland Project.
Traffic Advisory Update: SE Yamhill Street reopens after sinkhole repair between 74th and 76th avenues
Emergency repair work concluded on SE Yamhill Street after a sinkhole opened up this spring, revealing an extensive underground cavity. Crews reinforced a century-old sewer pipe with a new plastic liner, made additional repairs, and filled the cavity in stages to ensure stability.
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