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Downtown Traffic Impacts

Last Updated on April 24, 2015

Downtown Construction Projects

The following projects are listed by avenues first, and then streets. These projects are permitted long term use of the street and sidewalk to facilitate construction on private property.

  • SW 4th & Stark: interior building demolition. Project closes sidewalks on east side of SW 4th between Stark - Washington and south side of SW Stark between 3rd - 4th, as well as the turn lane on SW Stark.
  • SW 9th, Park, Yamhill and Morrison: full block, Park Avenue West project underway. Closes SW 9th between Morrison & Yamhill, all hours, all days.  Also an intermittent closures of SW Park between Yamhill & Morrison, M-F, 7am-4pm for concrete pours, equipment staging and deliveries.  Intermittent lane closures on SW Morrison for utility connections. Projected project completion January 2016.
  • SW 12th, 11th, Clay-Market: new 8 story building. Sidewalk, lane parking, closures.
  • SW 12th and Stark: interior building demolition. Project closes sidewalks, parking and intermittently lanes on east side of SW 12th between Stark - Washington and south side of SW Stark between 11th - 12th. Project completion estimated May 2015.
  • SW 14th, 15th, Yamhill and Taylor St: Interior remodel.  Project closes sidewalks and park on the East side of 15th between Taylor-Yamhill and south side of Yamhill 14th-15th.  Projected project completion July 2015.  contact Eric Newby 503.459.4477.
  • NW 2nd & 3rd Ave, Burnside-Couch St: Sidewalk and parking closures, intermittent lane closures, Fence for Rebuild. All Hours
  • NW 8th, Flanders - Glisan: Jan 23-April 23, All Hours, East side sidewalk closure during construction
  • NW 14th & 15th, north of Irving: 1/2 block project for Pearl West Office Building. Closes sidewalk and parking on east and west sides of the block, includes intermittent lane closures on NW 15th.  Project contact is Dan Zylkowski with Howard S Wright, 503-220-0895. Projected completion date is March 2016.   
  • NW Everett, NW 11th, NW 12th: Closes sidewalks and lanes, 8am-4pm.
  • NW Northrup, 10th, Overton, 11th: full block project.  Sidewalk and parking closures on all four sides.  Projected comnpletion is June 2016.  Contact is Bret McGuire at 503-347-6378.
  • NW Overton, 11th, & 12th: 1/2 block project.  Closes sidewalks and parking, uses intermittent lane and street closures on west side of 11th, north side of Overton and east side of 12th.  Project contact is Bob Brockamp at 503-283-6712. Project completion date is October 2015.
  • NW Overton, 12th, Pettygrove, 13th: full block project.  Sidewalk and parking closures all around, intermittent street and lane closures on NW 12th and NW Pettygrove. Project completion date is June 2015. Contact is Brian Anthony at 503-283-6712. 
  • NW Pettygrove, Overton, 12th, 13th: occasional street closure during shoring on NW Pettygrove, 6am-6pm.
  • NW Davis, 1st, Couch, Naito: Demo of existing parking lot and new construction on 3/4 of the block.  Sidewalks closed around site perimeter.  Contact is Tom Hammons at Andersen Construction, 503-283-6712.
  • SW Broadway, Stark-Washington: Sidewalk and parking closures for Interior Renovation.  Projected completion June 2015
  • SW Jefferson, 11th, & 12th: Demo of existing building and new construction of 15-story apartment building.  Sidewalk and parking on three sides, lane closures on Jefferson and 12th.  Project completion date is Januray 2016. 
  • SW Washington, 4-5 and SW 4th, Alder-Washington: Jan14-April 14, All Hours, Remodel of building.

Utility Work, Crane Lifts, & Other Use Resulting in Lane or Street Closures

The following streets are expected to have impacts from private construction, utility work, crane lifts:

  • SW 4th, Main-Salmon: May 2, 7am-5pm, left two lanes closed for crane lift
  • NW 14th, Flanders-Glisan: April 16-May 1, 9am-4pm, right lane closed for utility work
  • SW 15th, Taylor-Yamhill: May 1-30, 8am-2pm, intermittent right lane closures for utility vault placement
  • SW 16th, Taylor-Salmon: April 22-24, 8am-4pm, right lane closed for utility work
  • SW Clay, 11-12,: March 23-May 1.  Night street closure (10pm-5am) and daytime (8am-3pm) lane closures during storm/sewer lateral & manhole installation.
  • SW Columbia, Broadway-Naito: April 13-24, 7am-5pm, alternating lane closures for grinding and paving work
  • NW Davis 3-4: Jan 27-April 30, North side sidewalk clsoure during demo.
  • NW Everett, 11-12: April 22-28, 8am-4pm, lane shift during utility work
  • NW Glisan, 13-14: April 16-May 1, 7am-4pm, right lane closed for utility work.
  • SW Jefferson, Park-Naito: April 23-27, 7am-5pm, alternating lane closures for grinding and paving work
  • SW Market, 11-12: April 14-May 14, 10am-4pm, alternating lane closures for sewer work.
  • SW Naito, Clay-Columbia: June 6-7, East side lane clsoure during Rose Festival activities.
  • SW Naito, Morrison-Yamhill: April 9-29, 9am-4pm, right hand southbound lane closed for exterior building maintenance
  • SW Naito, Pine-Salmon: April 27 - May 8, right northbound lane intermittently closed for event un/load at Waterfront Park
  • SW Park, Oak-Burnside: 8pm April 30 through 11pm May 2, street closed for crane lift
  • SW Pine, 1-2 and SW 2nd Pine-Ash: Jan 26-May 12: All hours, Close sidewalks during construction.
  • SW Salmon, Broadway-Park: April 24, 12:30pm-4:30pm & 10pm-midnight, right lane closed for material loading
  • SW Taylor, 9-10: April 28 7-9am, right lane closed for delivery
  • SW Taylor, 15-17: April 22-24, 8am-4pm, right lane closed for utility work
  • SW Washington, 4th-5th: Feb 16 - May 29, 7am-3pm, South side traffic lane and sidewalk closure during remodel.



Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall & Keller Auditorium School Buses for Performances

  • Schnitzer: April 29, 9am-1pm
  • Keller: Nothing scheduled 


SW Main Street (gates), SW Broadway to Park: closures for performances & events

  • Thursday, 3/12/15: Gate closed from 9am to 1:30pm and from 4:30pm to 9pm
  • Friday, 3/13/15:Gate closed from 9am to 1:30pm and from 7pm to 11pm
  • Saturday, 3/14/15: Gate closed from 1pm to 11pm
  • Sunday, 3/15/15: Gate closed from 10am to 5:30pm
  • Monday, 3/16/15: Gate closed from 7pm to 11pm
  • Tuesday, 3/17/15: Gate closed from 7pm to 11pm
  • Wednesday, 3/18/15: Gate closed from 9am to 1:30pm
  • Thursday, 3/19/15: Gate closed from 9am to 1:30pm and from 6:30pm to 10pm
  • Friday, 3/20/15: Gate closed from 9am to 1:30pm and from 6:30pm to 11pm
  • Saturday, 3/21/15: Gate closed from 1pm to 11pm
  • Sunday, 3/22/15: Gate closed from 10am to 3:30pm and from 6:30pm to 11pm


  Multnomah County Bridges Use link for bridge closures & updates 

One-Time and/or Ongoing Community and Special Events

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Sunday, 7/12/15 from 4am to Noon, Be the Match Foundation to close SW Salmon between 1st and Naito for the Be the Match Walk +Run to benefit the Be the Match Foundation.





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The above information from the Portland Bureau of Transportation on expected traffic conditions was prepared based on known construction traffic control plans at the time of writing. The information is subject to change as new information becomes available.: