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An Oregon State engineering professor has been studying the "liquefaction" that happened during the Japanese earthquake. Scott Ashford says if its supported on shallow foundations or a mat foundation, you can get significant settlement.  He says that settlement can tear out power and gas lines and cause landslides.

He also says Portland has soils similar to those in the Japans' quake area and would see the same impact.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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