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Public Works Projects

  • Public works projects safely preserve existing infrastructure, increase roadway capacity, improve mobility and enhance neighborhood livability. 

    Construction projects 

  • NE Glisan and 181st Intersection Improvements

    Project description 

    Improvements to the intersection of NE Glisan Street at NE 181st will increase capacity and safety. Work will include:

    • Adding southbound right turn lane from NE Glisan Street onto NE 181st Ave.
    • Sidewalk ramp improvements.
    • Traffic signal poles and related equipment updates.
    • Relocating utilities.
    • Extending bike lanes.  

    What to expect

    • Project work from September – November.
    • Work hours are 7 am – 6 pm with some night work possible.
    • Lane closure.
    • Some traffic delays.
    • Construction equipment. 


    • Oregon Mainline


    For more information contact Environmental Services at 503-618-2525. 

    Grant Butte Reservoir and Pipeline Project

    The City has secured federal funding to seismically retrofit the Grant Butte Reservoir. 

    View project details

    Water Pipe Improvements - Hogan Butte Neighborhood

    Project description 

    • Crews will be replacing aged underground water pipes. 
    • Water pipes will be replaced on SW 13th Court to SW Orchard Ave. and on SW 15th Court. 
    • Water lines will be pressurized and water quality tested.  Customers will be notified in advance of any service disruptions during the testing phase of the project.
    • The street will be temporarily patched until street paving begins this summer. 


    Phase 1: Waterline upgrades

    • Contractor: Magna Construction 
    • Work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • Feb. - May 
    What to expect 
    • Prior to construction, street signs and notifications will be posted.
    • Local access will be provided.
    • Partial street closure possible.
    • On-street parking will be limited.
    • Construction equipment, noise and dust.

    Phase 2: Street paving 


    Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

    Sandy Boulevard Project

    Project description

    Sandy Boulevard connects Portland, Gresham and Fairview. The project improvements along Sandy Boulevard will increase safety and access for all users in this regionally significant industrial area by constructing a complete corridor.

    The project will create better entry to commercial sites in this east Portland metro region and improve access to 19 acres of vacant, state-certified industrial land. 

    Project background

    Work will include:

    • Modernized traffic signal at 181st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard
    • Add a second westbound left-turn lane, from Sandy Boulevard to 181st Avenue, to increase safety
    • New curb and sidewalk ramps
    • New 12-foot wide multi-use path on the north side of Sandy Boulevard, between 185th Drive and 201st Ave., connecting to the Gresham Fairview Trail
    • New 12-foot wide multi-use path on the south side of Sandy Boulevard, between 18st Avenue and the Boeing entrance
    • New bike lanes
    • Environmental upgrades to the street’s stormwater system.

    Project status

    • Design and planning take place in 2020
    • Construction is planned for 2021


    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

    Street Reconstruction Project

    This spring, the City will launch a five year street reconstruction project.  This is the largest investment in our streets in Gresham’s history.

    • The project will fix the most deteriorated streets in the city. 
    • 25% of residential streets will be reconstructed over the next five years.  
    • 149 lane miles will be rebuilt.

     Find out more about this project

    Sidewalk Improvements

    Project overview 

    Over the next 5 years the City will be upgrading sidewalk ramps at intersections throughout Gresham. The City is installing sloped curb ramps to provide improved safety at pedestrian crossings. The new ramps will allow people with disabilities to safely travel from the sidewalk to the street.

    What to expect during construction 

    During all construction activity, there will be delays and on-street parking will be impacted. The City strives to limit disruptions as much as possible.   

    • Sidewalk closed
    • Bike lane closed
    • Construction equipment parked in your neighborhood
    • Partial road closure—flaggers may be directing traffic
    • Reduced on-street parking
    • Noise and dust
    • Work hours may vary, but generally will occur 7:00am - 6:00pm.
    • City concrete crews are completing the work


    Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525