Thursday, August 28, 2014

TriMet Labor Day Weekend Announcements

Hi everyone! 

Hard to believe summer is coming to a close... as you gear up for the upcoming holiday weekend, keep the following in mind if you're using public transportation:

  • On Monday, September 1, TriMet buses and MAX will be running on Sunday schedules in observance of Labor Day. 
  • Portland Streetcar will run on the Saturday schedule. 
  • TriMet Customer Service, Ticket Office and Lost & Found will be closed.
  • Several lines do not have service on Sundays. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Grant Park Sewer Repair Project: Update (August 22, 2014)

Grant Park Sewer Repair Project: Update (August 22, 2014)

The Grant Park Sewer Repair Project will replace or repair about 11,500 feet of public sewer pipes that are between 89 and 104 years old and failing due to age. The project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Construction should be completed by March 2015.

The following work is anticipated over the next weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, availability of materials or other factors. We will continue to keep you updated.

  • Construction crews are working on NE Broadway between 32nd and 30th avenues and construction has closed Broadway at NE 32nd Avenue. The intersection should re-open soon.
  • Beginning the week of August 25, the intersection of NE Broadway and NE 30th Avenue will close during construction hours, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work at this intersection will take up to two and a half weeks. Motorists will be able to access residences and businesses south of Broadway using NE 32nd, which will soon be reopened, or NE 28th. Please watch for signs and follow direction from flaggers. Flaggers will assist pedestrians at this busy intersection.
  • Watch for no parking signs; these will begin to move to accommodate the work zones and alternate accesses to businesses.
  • 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.
  • Due to the Labor Day holiday, there will be no work from noon on Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1.
  • Motorists should expect delays on NE Broadway, but one lane in each direction will remain open at all times and two lanes in each direction will be open by the afternoon commute. Work on NE Broadway should be completed in September.
  • TriMet will temporarily relocate bus stops along NE Broadway as needed during the summer.

The contractor is scheduling work on residential streets, including pavement restoration work on U.S. Grant Place, and returning to complete the work started on NE Hancock Street. The work on these streets will likely occur after work in NE Broadway is complete.

  • 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.
  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Traffic control signs are set up and flaggers may direct traffic on higher-volume streets.
  • On-street parking in or near active work areas is prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle by 7:00 a.m. in work zones.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a hard hat and a green safety vest with "City of Portland" across the back.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children and pets out of construction areas.
  • You should receive a doorhanger notice a few days before work starts on your street.

Let others know that they can receive these project updates by email by sending an email to with "Grant Park" in the subject line. Go to for more information and to see a map of the area.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries. As always, we'll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Contact information for Kristen Kibler is as follows: 

Phone: 503-235-5881 x106 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Portland Water Bureau Wants to Hear from YOU

Hi Neighbors! 

Below is a letter from the Portland Water Bureau. They are looking for feedback regarding the May drinking water advisory... They've created a survey (it takes about 5 min or less to complete) and this is an excellent way to connect with them.

Dear Water Customer,

In late May of this year the Portland Water Bureau sent a drinking water advisory (boil water notice) to customers telling them to boil their drinking water because of potential contamination.

While the Water Bureau is always working to keep our drinking water safe, we would also like to improve how we communicate important information to you in an emergency situation.

We want to hear from you about your experience during the drinking water advisory in May.

Please go to the link below and complete a short survey. The survey will ask you how you received information and advice on what to do during the incident.

We will use this information to improve the way we communicate with you and other community members in the future.

Please click on the link below to complete the online survey.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact:
Portland Water Bureau Water Line

Thank you for your time and information,

Portland Water Bureau.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Southeast Sunday Parkways: August 24, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Are you looking for something active to do outside? You're in luck... Southeast Sunday Parkways is just around the corner. 

On Sunday, August 24th festivities start at 11am and run through 4pm. The route is 7 miles total, it's sure to be a fun-filled sunny day! Take a few moments to explore Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers and Ivon Parks to grab a bite to eat, listen to tunes, and join some activities. 

Find additional information and route details HERE.