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Traffic Advisory: Drainage improvements on SE Holgate Blvd. to close lanes, detour westbound traffic from SE 122nd Ave. to SE 128th Ave., Sunday Aug. 30

(Aug. 28, 2015) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that drainage improvements will require lane closures on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE 122nd Avenue to SE 128th Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. or later.

Workers will install a new sump to conduct rainwater off the roadway and allow it to disperse underground.

Eastbound lanes are expected to remain open. Westbound travelers on SE Holgate will be detoured to the south on 128th Avenue to west on Harold Street, to north on 122nd Avenue to return to Holgate Boulevard and continue westbound.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check trimet.org/alerts.

Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Traffic Advisory: Street cleaning on NW Cornell Road to close NW Cornell Road from NW Westover to 5151 NW Cornell, Aug. 28 to Aug. 29

(August 26, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street cleaning will require a road closure on NW Cornell Road from NW Westover to 5151 NW Cornell Road (at the Audubon Society) starting Friday, August 28th, at 9 p.m. and continuing through Saturday morning, Aug. 29, at 5 a.m.

The road closure will allow crews to clean debris and vegetation from the sidewalks and the sides of the roadway.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while the cleaning is conducted. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all closures and directions by reader boards, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on NE Halsey St. to close lanes from NE 132nd Ave. to NE 148th Ave., Aug. 24 - Sept. 11

(Aug. 21, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE 132nd Avenue to NE 148th Avenue starting Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to pave 4.93 lane miles of NE Halsey Street.

NE Halsey Street includes bike lanes and public transit stops. During work hours, expect to see signs indicating lane closures and detours. Consider using alternate routes. Work hours likely will not affect evening rush hour, though morning peak hours may be affected.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check trimet.org/alerts.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling 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 reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

 

News Release: Join Mayor Hales at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways, Aug. 23

(Aug. 19, 2015) – The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente takes place in Southeast Portland this Sunday, Aug. 23, showing off seven miles of streets to traffic-free bicycling, walking, rolling and other fun activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mayor Charlie Hales will join in the fun beginning at Portland Sunday Parkways’ new park – Sewallcrest Park at SE 31st Avenue and SE Stephens Street at 11 a.m.

“Portland Sunday Parkways gives every family a chance to experience our community’s creative place-making,” Mayor Hales said. “It shows off the best of what makes Portland a great city to live, travel and play.”

Though it is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, City bureaus will participate in this wildly popular event to say hello and provide information to residents and visitors alike. At the Mayor’s first stop in Sewallcrest Park, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will have its Climate Action station. Riding clockwise, the next stop will be Colonel Summers Park where the Portland Fire & Rescue trucks will be on hand for some CPR instruction and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management will talk about preparedness. Continuing on to Laurelhurst Park, Portland Parks & Recreation climbing wall and slip and slide will be on hand. Last stop will be Ivon Park with the Portland Water Bureau water station. And of course, PBOT will be at all parks with walking and biking information.

Sunday Parkways is a series of five free community events opening Portland’s largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, and roll and discover active transportation.  The event series, held in a different neighborhood once a month from May to September, is hugely popular; total attendance topped 108,000 in 2014.

By holding traffic-free Sunday Parkways on routes that include neighborhood greenways and connect parks, PBOT hopes to encourage people of all backgrounds to get out and get active every day. Neighborhood greenway streets are designed with bike markings and low speed limits for everyone to bike, stroll, roll, skate and play on traffic-free streets.  The Aug. 23 Sunday Parkways route connects four Southeast Portland Parks – Sewallcrest, Colonel Summers, Laurelhurst, and Ivon Parks.

The event’s detailed Sunday Parkways route map shows the route as well as bus and light rail options to help area residents get to Sunday Parkways via bike and public transit. A schedule and listing of event highlights are available on the Sunday Parkways Northeast Portland brochure.

For maps and more information, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599. Follow us on Facebook at PortlandSundayParkways and on Twitter @SundayParkways.

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways provided by the generous support from the following sponsors: 

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility.www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

 

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements in Rose Quarter area to impact popular NE Multnomah St. bike routes, from east of N Interstate Ave. to NE First Ave., Aug. 20-27

(Aug. 18, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require intermittent lane closures on N Multnomah Street from 166 feet east of N Interstate Avenue to NE First Avenue starting Thursday, Aug. 20, through Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The roadway will not be completely closed. Expect intermittent delays, a rough travel surface and direction to ride bicycles in the travel lane from Aug. 20-27 on weekdays. During active work times, flaggers will be available to provide directions.

This area is a popular route for people traveling by bicycle and public transit. During work hours, expect to see signs indicating lane closures and detours. Consider using alternate routes. Work hours likely will not affect evening rush hour, though morning peak hours may be affected.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check trimet.org/alerts.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and repave .98 lane miles of N Multnomah Street. This preventive maintenance preserves the life of the roadway and saves money by avoiding more costly reconstruction.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling 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 reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation