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Nighttime demolition on Powell begins April 22; full closure scheduled for weekend of May 17

Hello neighbors,

Construction is progressing well on the new bridges over Powell and adjacent sidewalks, which should be open this fall. Please note upcoming night and weekend activities:

Beginning the night of Monday, April 22, and continuing for about one week:

  • Demolition retaining wallon the north side of SE Powell Boulevard, east of the railroad overpass.
  • Powell Boulevard will be narrowed to one lanebetween 13th and 22nd avenues, with flaggers controlling the intersection at SE 21st Avenue.
  • To minimize traffic impacts, this work will take place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. under a noise variance from the City of Portland.

During the weekend of May 17:

  • Placement of girdersfor the new structures over SE Powell Boulevard.
  • Full closure of Powell Boulevardbetween 13th and 21st avenues. The eastbound off-ramp to southbound 17th Avenue will remain open. Through traffic will be detoured to Holgate Boulevard via McLoughlin and Cesar Chavez boulevards.
  • To minimize traffic impacts, this work will take place 24 hours a day starting at 8 p.m. Friday night through 6 a.m. Monday morning.

Please share this information with your neighbors and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thanks in advance for your patience!

Jennifer Koozer

TriMet Community Affairs Representative

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project

503-962-2116 – office

503-805-2193 – mobile

503-962-2222 – construction emergencies

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