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Crews to break ground on 8-year Washington Park reservoir improvement project

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Construction crews are expected to break ground Monday on an 8-year improvement project to the Washington Park reservoir site in Southwest Portland.  

The Portland Water Bureau said the project, spanning from 2016 to 2024, is set to seismically strengthen key water infrastructure on Portland’s west side.

Portland water officials said the update complies with federal and state mandates and will help ensure a healthy, resilient and secure water system.

The most significant impact to Portland residents will be during the first two years of the project. Construction will begin on a new underground reservoir as well as shoring walls.

PWB said these road closures will be in effect Monday until March 2018

  • SW Sacajawea Blvd. closed to all vehicle and bike traffic and pedestrian use from the intersection of SW Sacajawea Blvd./SW Rose Park Rd./SW Wright Rd. to SW Park Pl.
  • SW Sherwood Blvd. closed to all vehicles from SW Kingston Ave. to the Soccer Field.
  • SW Sherwood Blvd. closed to all vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians from the Soccer Field to SW Sacajawea Blvd.

The sidewalk of SW Sherwood Blvd. will remain open for pedestrian use and bike traffic.

Pedestrians are encouraged to move safely around the park during the construction project and to watch out for hazards.

Commuters in the area should expect delays and are encouraged to plan ahead.

Visit and for transit options in the park.

To learn more about the improvement project, visit 

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