Today the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) closed one block of SE 78th Avenue between SE Alder and Morrison Streets. Crews installed a new watermain to provide expanded service to the area. A four townhome development is underway on this street and should benefit from this water system upgrade.
The project, listed as ID W02815, only covers one block. PWB staff should complete work within a few days and will have the road open to through traffic soon. Patching the pavement may happen at a later date. Users of this street should use caution in the vicinity of the trench until the crews fully restore the road surface.