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Wastewater system work closes portions of Fanno Creek Trail

The city of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services will close portions of the Fanno Creek Trail starting on Monday, June 10, to replace maintenance access structures in the Garden Home section of the Fanno Creek Pressure Sewer near Southwest 86th Avenue. Parts of the trail will close from June 10 through July 1, and trail users will detour around the closure on neighborhood streets and on the path on Southwest Garden Home Road.

The trail closure will allow construction crews to excavate and expose the pressure sewer at Southwest 82nd and 84th avenues to replace the three maintenance access structures. The structures were damaged when the Fanno Basin Pumping Station was activated in November 2012.

Environmental Services is installing a surge tank to relieve stress in the pipes and protect the pressure sewer when the pumping station is reactivated at times of peak rain and wastewater flow. Based on its agreement with Washington County's Clean Water Services, the bureau will activate the Fanno Basin Pump Station when work to replace the maintenance structures and surge tank installation is complete.

The bureau will replace several more maintenance access structures along the pressure sewer before activating the new Southwest 86th Avenue Pump Station. Construction should begin this August and be complete by early 2016.

For project updates and background information, visit portlandoregon.gov/bes/fanno, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call Debbie at 503-823-2831.

Regular updates will be provided on the construction hotline at 503-823-1312.




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