FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Diane Dulken (503)823-5552
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Street improvement and lane closure slated for week of August 19th on
NE Killingsworth Street from 14th to 16th Avenue
(Aug. 14, 2013) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require a lane closure on NE Killingsworth Street between NE 14th and 16th avenues from Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 23. The closure will apply each day from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m.
The public is advised to expect delays on NE Killingsworth Street while repairs are made. NE 15th Avenue will also be closed when the intersection of NE 15th and Killingsworth Street is paved. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe the lane closure and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.
This closure is necessary to remove and replace both the base and the surface layers along NE Killingsworth Street to stabilize the road foundation and prevent potholes and other surface distress. Detours will be in effect to accomplish this work.
Westbound traffic on NE Killingsworth Street will be detoured at NE 19th Avenue and directed to Ainsworth Street, then west to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and back to NE Killingsworth Street. East bound traffic on NE Killingsworth Street will be allowed to flow through the work zone.
In addition, NE 15th Avenue will be closed during the paving operation. This will likely occur on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23, but the exact dates may change. Northbound traffic on 15th Avenue will be detoured west onto NE Alberta street, north onto MLK Boulevard, east on NE Ainsworth street, then back to NE 15th Avenue. Southbound traffic will be detoured west onto NE Ainsworth Street, south onto MLK Boulevard, east onto NE Killingsworth Street, then back to NE 15th Avenue.
Local access to residences and businesses will be provided. This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change.