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SE Lambert and 19th Main Replacement

Construction type
Water
Project status
Engineering and design

The Water Bureau is planning to replace 4,800 feet—just under a mile—of an aging water main (pipe) along SE Lambert and 19th Ave. The existing main was installed in 1927, and has had six breaks in the last ten years. This new pipe will make your water service more reliable and improve water quality.

Spring 2021 to Summer 2022
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Project Overview

The Water Bureau is planning to replace 4,800 feet—just under a mile—of an aging water main (pipe) along SE Lambert Street and SE 19th Avenue.

A map showing the water main replacement along SE 19th Ave between SE Lambert Street and SE Marion Street
SE Lambert and 19th Main Replacement Project Map

Why

The existing main was installed in 1927 and has had six breaks in the last ten years. The new pipe will reduce the frequency of breaks and improve water quality.

Where

  • SE 19th Avenue from SE Marion Street to SE Lambert Street
  • SE Lambert Street from SE 19th to SE Milwaukie Avenue
  • SE Milwaukie Avenue from SE Lambert Street to SE Lambert Street (Lambert Street jogs a half block north/south at SE Milwaukie Avenue)

When

The project is currently being designed. The design process will continue through 2020. Construction is expected to begin in 2021.

What to Expect

In 2020, you may see Water Bureau employees in the street inspecting the project area to improve the initial design and plan for construction work.