(Sept. 14, 2022) A single block of NW Everett Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue will be closed for approximately two weeks while Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) crews repair a sewer line and sinkhole.
While PBOT sewer crews work to repair the sinkhole, this block of NW Everett street is closed to drivers and cyclists. Sidewalk access will be maintained at all times. People biking or scootering can move east-west through the Pearl District by using the NW Flanders Greenway.
On Tuesday, PBOT engineers and Maintenance Operations staff assessed the scope of the sinkhole and found a cavity approximately 8-feet by 10-feet wide and four feet deep. The location is marked with white paint and surrounded by fencing to block it off.
PBOT is working with an adjacent property owner to temporarily remove their outdoor seating structure ahead of the repairs. PBOT engineers have determined the outdoor seating structure, which is part of PBOT's Healthy Business program, is not at risk of falling into the sinkhole. The seating structure is being temporarily removed to allow crews better access to make the sinkhole repairs. Businesses on this block will be open during construction, please show them your support!
During the repair work, TriMet's 77 bus line will be detoured. People riding transit should visit trimet.org/#alerts/ for the latest service impacts.
In addition to improving sidewalks, building bike lanes, and fixing pot holes did you know PBOT has an entire team dedicated to sinkhole and sewer repair? Our sewer team takes on an array of job duties every day, including inspecting sewer lines to prevent sinkholes from happening. Watch how PBOT's Sewer Crew works to inspect sewer lines while minimizing any traffic delays for the traveling public.