July 7, 2004 | Oregonlive.com--While Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick stump for more money for street maintenance, city transportation officials issued a friendly reminder last week: Summer is construction season, which means more work and potential delays.
Portland Bureau of Transportation reminded commuters of two major road projects kicking off in separate sections of the city this week.
In North Portland, crews kicked off two weeks of work on North Willamette Boulevard on Monday.
Crews are grinding and repaving 2.36 of lane miles between North Portsmouth Avenue and North Woolsey Avenue. PBOT said travelers should expect delays, road closures, and construction flag crews on site to manage traffic. The project is expected to wrap up by July 18.
In Southeast Portland, crews began more extensive work on Monday to rebuild more than 3 miles of Southeast 130th Avenue. The section between Southeast Stark and Southeast Lincoln streets is expected to continue until August 22.
That project includes construction work to upgrade curb to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE