82nd Avenue Construction Updates

From Oregon Department of Transportation

Signal upgrades at Foster, Woodstock, and Flavel

Project description: This project will install upgraded traffic signals and install sidewalk curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards at the intersections of SE 82nd Avenue and SE Foster Road, SE Woodstock Boulevard and SE Flavel Street.

Schedule: Construction is scheduled to begin in late April and will continue through the fall at each intersection.

Traffic impacts:

  • The majority of the work will be performed Monday-Friday, 6 a.m to 3 p.m. Some night work may be necessary.
  • Expect single lane closures at these intersections over the entire construction period.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist access will be available and identified at each intersection, including access for people with disabilities.
  • Some TriMet bus stops may be temporarily closed or moved during this period. For updated service alerts, go to trimet.org/alerts.

For more information: tinyurl.com/82ndAveSignals

SE Lindy Street to SE King Road

Project description: This project will pave SE 82nd Avenue from SE Lindy Street to SE King Road and install new sidewalk curb ramps.

Schedule: Construction began in April and will continue through the fall. This spring, sidewalk and curb ramp work will take place. This summer, paving will take place.

Traffic impacts: Currently, travelers should expect daytime lane closures from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays on SE 82nd Avenue and pedestrian and cyclist detours.

  • Pedestrian detours. Safe and accessible detour paths will guide pedestrians around sidewalk construction areas.
  • Temporary bus stop locations. TriMet bus stops may be temporarily relocated in construction areas. Plan your trip at trimet.org/alerts.
  • Lane closures on 82nd Avenue. There will be single-lane closures and traffic shifts during day time and night time hours:
  • Daytime sidewalk and curb work with lane closures on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nighttime paving on weekdays from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weekend work as needed from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m.

For more information: lmsc.82ndaveprojects.com

Sidewalk Improvements

Project description: This project will remove old driveways and replace them with regular sidewalks at 17 locations along 82nd Avenue (near SE Main Street, SE Woodstock Boulevard, SE Harney Street and SE Clatsop Street). This means fewer tripping hazards, as well as less confusion for drivers about which driveway to use.

Schedule: Construction is scheduled to begin in late April and will continue through the summer.

Traffic impacts: 

  • Expect single lane closures at the driveway locations. Most lane closures will take place during the day. It will take about 1 week  to reconstruct each driveway as sidewalk.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist access will be available and identified at each intersection, including access for people with disabilities.
  • Some TriMet bus stops may be temporarily closed or moved during this period. For updated service alerts, go to trimet.org/alerts.
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Paving Project on SE 50th Avenue

PBOT News Release:

SE 50th Avenue Paving Project kicks off 2018 Fixing Our Streets construction season.  PBOT to invest a total of $105 million in capital projects, street repair and safety between now and September 2018.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation broke ground today on the SE 50th Avenue Paving Project, the first Fixing Our Streetsproject of the 2018 construction season. The first of 19 projects breaking ground between March and August, the $1.1 million project will pave the street from SE Hawthorne to SE Division and update street corners with ADA ramps to prevent further pavement deterioration and improve overall street accessibility. Work on SE 50th Avenue will require intermittent lane and sidewalk closures as workers begin curb ramp construction on the 26 street corners slated for ADA curb ramp upgrades through late May, before requiring additional lane closures and detours for paving work in June. The project will be completed in late June.

The 19 projects going to construction this spring and summer range from a $200,000 Neighborhood Greenway on SW/NW 20th to a $3.5 million paving project on SW Vermont Street from SW Oleson Road to SW Capitol Highway. In total, approximately $20 million in Fixing Our Streets projects will begin construction in the next six months.

Construction will impact neighborhoods across the city, with projects taking place in all five quadrants of the city. Among them:

East Portland:

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In addition, PBOT’s maintenance bureau workers continue their ongoing, Fixing Our Streets funded work of guard rail replacement and base repair street replacement. Fixing Our Streets projects make up approximately 20 percent of the investments in Portland’s transportation infrastructure this construction season, with a total of approximately $105 million being invested in capital projects, street repair and safety between now and September 2018.

The Fixing Our Streets program, paid for by a local gas tax approved by Portland voters in May 2016 and a heavy vehicle use tax, is Portland’s first street repair and traffic safety program financed with local funding. 56 percent of Fixing Our Streets funding is invested in street maintenance and 44 percent is invested in safety improvements. The City Council ordinance included a project list that shows specific projects that are intended to be funded. The list of projects can be found at www.fixingourstreets.com.

About the Fixing Our Streets Program

The Fixing Our Streets program is the result of the passage of Measure 26-173, a 10-cent tax on motor vehicle fuels and Portland’s first local funding source dedicated to street repair and traffic safety projects. Passed on May 17, 2016, Measure 26-173 will raise an estimated $64 million over four years. PBOT will invest this money in a wide variety of street improvement and safety projects across the entire city. Fixing Our Streets will help PBOT expand preventive street maintenance that saves money and prevents potholes. It will support our work to make it safer for children to walk to school. It will allow us to build more sidewalks, traffic signals, street lights and bike lanes. The Portland City Council also unanimously passed a Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, for vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds, which will also fund the Fixing Our Streets program.

Improvements Coming to I-205

Construction begins in late March!

Construction begins later this month on a project to improve the condition, traffic flow and safety on Interstate 205 between Johnson Creek Boulevard and the Glenn Jackson Bridge. The project includes:

  • Repaving approximately nine miles of I-205, freeway ramps and intersections.
  • Building auxiliary lanes in three locations.
  • Installing ODOT RealTime traveler information and advisory signs.
  • Improving the entrance to the multi-use path at Glisan Street.
  • Improving sidewalk curb ramps within the project area.

Construction mostly takes place at night to minimize traffic impacts during the day. Work will continue through 2019.

Traffic Impacts During Construction

  • Night time lane, ramp and shoulder closures in both directions on I-205.
  • Full overnight closures on I-205, follow signed detour routes.
  • Multiple overnight closures on several I-205 entrance and exit ramps.
  • Lane closures on cross-streets near on-ramps and off-ramps, with occasional flaggers at intersections.
  • TriMet buses may experience detours in some areas.

Construction Work Hours
Night time weekdays 
Sundays through Thursdays:

  • 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. (single lane closure times)
  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (double lane closure times)

Night time weekends 
Fridays:

  • 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. (single lane closure times)
  • 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. (double lane closure times)

Saturdays:

  • 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Noise Impacts During Construction
Night work is required in order to minimize traffic impacts during the day. This work includes paving, grinding, auxiliary lane construction, ADA sidewalk curb ramp excavation and construction, RealTime sign installations, and drilling for sign foundations.

Call the 24-hour project hotline for night time noise-related questions or concerns: 833-562-9824. Visit the project website to learn more about the project and to sign up for email updates.

 

Improvements Coming to I-205

Construction begins in early 2018!

The Oregon Department of Transportation will begin construction in early 2018 for a project to improve the condition, traffic flow and safety on Interstate 205 between Johnson Creek Boulevard and the Glenn Jackson Bridge. The project includes:

  • Repaving approximately nine miles of I-205, freeway ramps and intersections.
  • Building auxiliary lanes in three locations.
  • Installing ODOT RealTime traveler information and advisory signs.
  • Improving the entrance to the multi-use path at Glisan Street.
  • Improving sidewalk curb ramps within the project area.

Visit the project website to learn more about the project and to sign up for email updates.