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Downtown Traffic Impacts

Last Updated on March 6, 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 Feb 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, 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 15th, Pettygrove to Quimby: 1/2 block project begins with demolition of existing building. Closes sidewalks & parking, uses intermittent lane and street closures on east side 15th, north side Pettygrove & south side of Quimby. Project contact is James Scheh at 408.507.1811,  Projected completion is September 2014.   
  • 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 Broadway, Clay, 6th, Market: Demo and remodel of old post office bldg.  Sidewalk and parking closures on three sides.  Intermittent lane closures. Karha Konell, Konell Contraution, 503.668.3516.
  • 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 2nd, Alder-Morrison: March 9-20, 7am-3:30pm, right lane closed for utility work
  • SW 2nd, Oak-Ash: March 9-12, west side lane closed for utility work
  • SW 9th, Oak-Burnside: March 11-12, 7:30am-3:30pm, lane closed for utility work
  • NW 14th, Johnson-Kearney: March 2-7 9pm-5am west side lane closed for utility work
  • NW 14th, Glisan-Hoyt: March 2-7 9pm-5am east side lane closed for utility work
  • SW Alder, 2-4: March 2-6, 3am-3:30pm, left lane closed for utility work
  • SW Alder, 4-5: march 9-10, 7:30am-3:30pm, left lane closed for utility work
  • SW Ash, 1-2: March 9-12, north side lane closed for utility work
  • SW Clay, 11, 12, Market: Feb 16-March 27, 10pm-5am.  Closures during storm/Sewer lateral & manhole installation.
  • NW Davis 3-4: Jan 27-April 30, North side sidewalk clsoure during demo.
  • NW Glisan, 9-13: March 2-7, 9pm-5am, intermittent lanes closures for utility work
  • NW Glisan, 12-13: March 9-12, 8am-4pm, right lane closed for utility work
  • SW Jefferson, 11-12: 7pm 3/6 though 6am 3/9, street closure for crane lift
  • SW Naito, Clay-Columbia: June 6-7, East side lane clsoure during Rose Festival activities.
  • SW Naito, Pine-Salmon: April 27 - May 8, right northbound lane intermittently closed for event un/load at Waterfront Park
  • SW Oak, 1-2nd: March 4-6, 8am-5pm, Southside traffic lane closure during utility work.
  • SW Pine, 1-2 and SW 2nd Pine-Ash: Jan 26-May 12: All hours, Close sidewalks during construction.
  • SW Washington, 4th-5th: Feb 16 - April 14, 7am-3pm, South side traffic lane and sidewalk closure during remodel.




Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall & Keller Auditorium School Buses for Performances

  • SW 3rd Ave, Clay-Market: School Buses for Performances
  • SW Salmon, Broadway-Park:
  • Keller Auditorium stage set load in/out:
  • SW 3rd, Clay to Market: right lane closed, valid all hours except pm peak of Mon-Fri, 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • SW Clay, 3rd to 2nd: left lane closed, valid all hours except am peak of Mon-Fri, 7am to 9am
  • SW Market, 4th to 2nd: left lane closed, valid all hours except pm peak of Mon-Fri, 3:30pm to 6:30pm  


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

  • Friday, 3/6/15: Gate closed from 9am to 1:30pm and from 6:30pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, 3/7/15: Gate closed from 1pm to 11pm
  • Sunday, 3/8/15: Gate closed from 10am to 10pm


  Multnomah County Bridges Use link for bridge closures & updates 

One-Time and/or Ongoing Community and Special Events

Monday, 3/16/15 from 7pm through Wednesday, 3/18/15 at 7am, Jake's Famous Crawfish to close SW Stark between 12th and 13th for the St Patrick's Day Celebration to benefit Trillium Family Services.

Tuesday, 3/17/15 from 12:01am through Wednesday, 3/18/15 at 5am, Paddy's Bar and Grill to close SW Yamhill between Naito and 1st for the St Patrick's Day Fundraiser to benefit Children's Cancer Association.

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.: