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Street improvements to close lanes on NE Halsey Street from NE Weidler Street to NE 119th Avenue September 20

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE Weidler Street near 112th Avenue to NE 119th Avenue on Saturday, September 20, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Street improvements to close lanes on NE Halsey Street

from NE Weidler Street to NE 119th Avenue September 20

(September 19, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE Weidler Street near 112th Avenue to NE 119th Avenue on Saturday, September 20, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

The lane closures will allow crews to complete paving of this section of NE Halsey Street.

Parking restriction barricades are in place today in advance of the work. Traffic restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents.

The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

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Transportation Bureau wants your input on two new parking meter options

Two companies are competing for a chance to provide Portland with new parking meters, and starting this week residents can test the new meters and help the Portland Bureau of Transportation decide which contractor to select.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera

Portland Bureau of Transportation

503-823-3723

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

@PBOTinfo

NEWS RELEASE:

Transportation Bureau wants your input on two new parking meter options

(Sept. 18, 2014) Two companies are competing for a chance to provide Portland with new parking meters, and starting this week residents can test the new meters and help the Portland Bureau of Transportation decide which contractor to select.

Four test pay stations, two from each of the vendors that made PBOT’s short list, are available for the public to test. Meters made by Parkeon and Cale America are located on SW Salmon Street, between SW Third and Fourth avenues, just north of Lownsdale Square and on SW Third Avenue, between SW Taylor and SW Salmon streets.

The meters will be available until Oct. 14. Public comment will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day.

Let PBOT know what you think of the two pay station options by completing an online survey at bit.ly/PBOTmeters or filling out a postcard available at the meter. How easy was it to use the pay station? Was your transaction completed as fast as you expected?

Equipment from both manufacturers equipment will be familiar to city users as they have provided meters to the City in the past. Cale America has more than 1,300 existing pay stations and Parkeon provided the ticket vending machines for the Portland Streetcar.

After receiving public input, PBOT’s selection committee will identify which vendor will supply about 300 parking meters in the new Northwest Portland parking meter district, expected to be installed in early 2015. The established price agreement will also be used for future purchases.

Both pay station options can accept payments by credit card and support the adoption of payment by mobile phone in the future.

Visitors to the test block are reminded that normal parking fees, time limits and periods of enforcement are in effect during the test period. If you are unable to purchase a ticket from one of the test meters, be sure to purchase a ticket from an existing pay station to avoid receiving a citation.

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Dylan Rivera

Media Relations | Portland Bureau of Transportation

t: (503) 823-3723 | c: (503) 577-7534

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

website | twitter | publicalerts

Volunteers Needed for Important Community Committees

Commissioner Fritz seeking volunteers to serve on several committees in her portfolio.

Subject:  Volunteers needed for important community committees

Dear neighbor,

I am seeking volunteers to serve on several key committees in my portfolio.  Please review the blog posts and email me at Amanda@portlandoregon.gov as soon as possible if you are interested.

 

1)    Tree Code Oversight Advisory Committee

https://www.portlandonline.com/fritz/index.cfm?a=503454&c=49233  Meets monthly, October 2014 to February 2016, time/day to be determined by the new committee.  Three at-large positions open.

2)    Development Review Advisory Committee

https://www.portlandonline.com/fritz/index.cfm?a=498440&c=49233  Meets the third Thursday of each month from 8 – 9:30 a.m.  Positions open for Design Professional and Major Facilities Landowner.

3)    Adjustment Committee

Reviews appeals of Bureau of Development Services staff decisions on land use reviews for Adjustments.  Familiarity with the Zoning Code and Adjustment Review desirable.  Meets 1st or 3rd Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon, if needed.  Met once in 2013, three times in 2014 so far.  At-large position vacant.

4)    Design Commission

Makes decisions on Design Review applications.  Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.  Met 28 times in 2013 and 21 times so far in 2014.  Upcoming vacancies for Urban Design, Architect, Design professionals, also At-large position. 

 

Thank you for your consideration.

Amanda

 

Amanda Fritz
Commissioner, City of Portland

Division Streetscape Project Update: September 18, 2014

Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

Division Streetscape Project Update: September 18, 2014

Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

Lane Striping

  • Begins week of September 29, weather permitting
  • Requires one night of work
  • Crosswalks will be striped during the day
  • No street closure expected

 

Construction Schedule

Below is the estimated Division Streetscape construction schedule for the next three weeks. Construction will move from one site to another as crews complete work on each segment. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

This week:

  • SE 31st Avenue and Division, southeast corner – finish excavating green street stormwater planter, install liner, place rock/check dams, and install topsoil
  • Cesar Chavez – install vehicle signal loops
  • 21st Avenue at Division – install bike signal loop
  • Excavate tree wells for future street trees (tree planting will not occur until December or January)
  • Planting green street stormwater planters
  • Install bike racks

 

Week of September 22:

  • Removing or reinstalling signage
  • Planting green street stormwater planters
  • Miscellaneous concrete repairs throughout the project area
  • Install bike racks
  • 19th Avenue – work along curb and gutter

 

Week of September 29:

  • Lane striping and crosswalk painting (lane striping will be night work)
  • Removing or reinstalling signage
  • Planting green street stormwater planters

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.portlandonline.com/transportation/divisionstreetscape to see background information and block-by-block maps of the design. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov with “Division” in the subject line.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Note: For information on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project please visit the web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Clinton.

Joe Annett

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204-3713

Phone: 503-823-2934

Email: joseph.annett@portlandoregon.gov

Tabor to the River Program

This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines innovative stormwater management techniques with sewer repairs and improvements to stop basement flooding, manage stormwater more naturally, and to restore watershed health. The program area extends from Mt. Tabor to the Willamette River between SE Hawthorne and SE Powell boulevards.

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The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711.

Rhetta Drennan, Community Relations
City of Portland, Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm. 1000
Portland, OR 97204-1912
503-823-6006
503-823-6995, fax
rhetta.drennan@portlandoregon.gov
www.portlandoregon.gov/bes

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SW 4th Avenue to close to all motorized traffic Friday, Sept. 19 at 9:00AM. Will reopen Monday, Sept. 22 at 6:00AM.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that Portland Streetcar construction work will close SW 4th Avenue at Harrison to all motorized traffic beginning at 9:00 AM on Friday, Sept. 19. SW 4th Avenue will remain closed through the weekend and will reopen by 6:00 AM on Monday, Sept. 22.

September 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera

Portland Bureau of Transportation

503-823-3723

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

Julie Gustafson

Portland Streetcar, Inc.

503-222-4200

julie.gustafson@portlandstreetcar.org

Traffic Advisory:

SW 4th Avenue to close to all motorized traffic Friday, Sept. 19 at 9:00AM. Will reopen Monday, Sept. 22 at 6:00AM.

(Sept. 18, 2014) The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that Portland Streetcar construction work will close SW 4th Avenue at Harrison to all motorized traffic beginning at 9:00 AM on Friday, Sept. 19. SW 4th Avenue will remain closed through the weekend and will reopen by 6:00 AM on Monday, Sept. 22.

The east sidewalk on SW 4th Avenue will remain open and access will be maintained to businesses and residences in the area.

This closure is necessary to complete the connections to the new second track on SW 4thAvenue at SW Harrison Street near Portland State University to allow for the completed Loop operations beginning Sept. 12, 2015 with the opening of the new Tilikum Crossing Transit Bridge. The completed loop service will bring more frequent service -- with streetcars coming about every 7 minutes -- between South Waterfront and the Pearl District.

The traveling public is asked to follow signs and use caution in work zones.

Please visit www.PortlandStreetcar.org/node/12 to learn more.

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