As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

A project map is available at and Tabor to the River Program information is available at



Throughout March, crews will focus on paving areas patched with temporary asphalt

  • Residents next to areas that will be paved will be notified by flier and on-street parking will be restricted.
  • Each area requires preparation before paving and there may be a period of inactivity between these steps.
  • Paving may be postponed due to wet weather and rescheduled on short notice to take advantage of subcontractor availability and dry weather.
  • Additional details regarding each street will be provided as paving is scheduled.  

Beginning March 9th, SE Clinton Street (33rd Place to 35th Avenue) and SE 34th Avenue (Clinton to Division) will be closed to all road traffic during construction hours for about a week

  • Paving on Clinton Street includes grinding the middle of the roadway (excluding the parking strip), preparing the surface, and paving over a five day period. During this work, traffic will detour around the work zone.
  • Following paving on Clinton Street, crews will grind the existing roadway on 34th Avenue, prepare the surface, and pave curb to curb over a two day period.
  • In addition to restricting on-street parking, there will be no access to driveways within the work zone during construction hours. Residents living next to active construction should park outside of the work zone from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Subcontractor schedule and weather permitting, crews may pave trenches on SE 36th Avenue (Clinton to Division) and 28th Avenue (Woodward to Clinton) immediately after completing work on Clinton Street and 34th Avenue. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Pervious paving on SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues is moving forward

  • Beginning as soon as March 16th, SE Ivon Street between 20th and 21st avenues and between 21st and 22nd avenues will be closed to all road traffic, 24 hours a day, for about four weeks. Sidewalks will remain open.
  • Crews will excavate the existing asphalt and resurface with pervious (or porous) asphalt. Pervious asphalt allows water to go through the street and directly into the ground reducing the amount of stormwater that enters the sewer system.
  • Over the course of this work, traffic will be delayed periodically on SE 20th and SE 22nd between SE Division and Clinton streets allow equipment to maneuver safely.

Sewer construction on SE 30th Avenue between Taggart and Clinton begins Thursday, March 5th, and is expected to take about four weeks to complete.

  • Crews will continue to mobilize and conduct preconstruction activities such as saw cutting and staging equipment and materials.
  • There may be a period of inactivity between sewer construction and final trench paving.


Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next two weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Week of March 2

  • SE 35th Avenue (Clinton to Division) – lateral sewer pipe construction
  • SE 30th Avenue (Taggart to Clinton) – preparation for main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction

Week of March 9

  • SE 30th Avenue (Taggart to Clinton) – main public sewer pipe, manhole, and lateral construction
  • SE Clinton Street (33rd Place to 35th Ave) – street preparation and paving
  • SE 34th Avenue (Clinton to Division) – street preparation and paving


  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Typical 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.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children, pets and vehicles out of construction areas.
  • Traffic control signs are in place. The contractor maintains local access, but you should expect delays. Construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway.
  • On-street parking in or near the work area may be limited. Please observe the “no parking” signs.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases ranging from a few days to a few weeks.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors wear a hard hat and City of Portland safety vest.



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