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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 

Couch Street Sidewalk Improvements

The City is upgrading portions of the sidewalks and curb ramps on NE Couch Street from NE 190th Place to NE 194th Ave.

Work hours

  • April-August 2024
  • Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-6:00 pm

What to expect

  • Local traffic delay
  • Construction equipment, noise and dust.


SLE Inc.


Amy Hall at 503-618-2474, or

Gabbert Access Road Waterline Upgrade

The City is replacing the waterline that connects to the Gabbert Butte Reservoir. The improvements are designed to better protect the pipe in the event of an earthquake. Crews will be working along the access road to Gabbert Butte. 


May through June

Project impacts

  • Limited to no street parking
  • No access to hiking trail
  • Noise
  • Dust
  • Large equipment and materials
  • Potential drinking water interruptions (the contractor will notify residents)


 Trench Line Excavation Inc.

Kirk Park Wellhouse and Pipeline

Project Description

Construction of a well pump house at Kirk Park. The well has already been drilled and this construction will turn it into a useable water source for both Rockwood Water PUD and the City of Gresham. A new pipeline will be constructed connecting to the Rockwood District Offices, where the water will be treated.

Project Impacts

The park will remain open, but a large portion will be closed for construction; Partial street closures; Construction equipment, noise, vibration, and dust

Location: Kirk Park, NE Hassalo St, NE 190th Pl, NE Halsey St.

Schedule: Fall 2023 to Spring 2025

Contractor: Rotschy Inc.

Learn more about water supply projects.

North Gresham Elementary Well Drilling

Crews are drilling a groundwater well near North Gresham Elementary school, 1001 SE 217th Avenue. 

This project is expanding Gresham's groundwater supply.

Johnson Creek Sewer Pipe Upgrades

Project description  

This project will upgrade sewer pipes that travel over Johnson Creek at a bridge crossing. The pipeline upgrade is designed to withstand a large earthquake.

Improvements will include: 

  • Replacing and increasing the depth of the piles at either end of the crossing. This will provide a strong base for the span.  
  • Replacing the existing pipe and enclosing it with steel casing. 
  • Upgrading the manholes at either end of the span.  
  • Securing the above ground manholes to prevent disconnection.  


Work hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am-6:00 pm

Construction impacts

  • Partial closure on SW 14th off of SW Highland Drive.
  • Spring Water Trail detour.
  • Construction equipment and noise.

Project documents


For more information contact Rob Chapler at 503-618-3458.

Sidewalk Improvements


  • Ongoing; work hours may vary, but generally from 7:00 am-6:00 pm.
  • Some sidewalk work is scheduled before paving begins this summer.

Project overview 

The City will upgrade sidewalk ramps at intersections throughout Gresham. Installing sloped curb ramps provide improved safety at pedestrian crossings. The new ramps allow people with disabilities to safely travel from the sidewalk to the street.

Project impacts

During all construction activity, there will be delays and on-street parking will be impacted. We try 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.


Department of Environmental Services, 503-618-2525

Traffic Safety Improvements

The City’s Transportation Division is planning safety improvements at high crash rate locations across the City, funded by ODOT's All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS) Program. Work will include:

  • Installing a non-mountable curb on the yellow painted centerline approaching the intersection.
  • The non-mountable curb will restrict access to right in/out. Left turns will be prohibited.


June-August 2024


  1. 181st and Halsey
  2. Hogan and Division
  3. Hogan and Stark
  4. Kane and Division

Project impact

  • While this project will not close any driveways, it does change how driveways can be used.
  • Work is expected to start early summer and will take approximately one week to complete each curb, weather permitted.

For more information contact Lesley Nebeker at 503-618-2472

Water Transmission Upgrades: Multiple Locations

The City is increasing water pipe capacity. Crews are upgrading water mains and connecting service lines with new water treatment and water storage facilities. This project includes replacing 1200 linear feet of water distribution lines in residential areas. 


  • January 2024-May 2025
  • Work hours: 7:00 am-6:00 pm


This project includes work in multiple locations. 

  • NE Glisan at 197th
  • NE Davis at 196th
  • SE Stark at 197th
  • SE Yamhill at 197th
  • SE 190th between SE Yamhill and SE Division

Project impacts

  • Partial street closures
  • Construction equipment
  • Noise, vibration and dust


Moore Excavation, Inc.


Jason Branstetter, Project Manager, 503-618-2516