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Traffic Advisory: Paving on NE Marine Drive to close lanes from NE 33rd to 122nd avenues Oct. 2-10

(September 30, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Marine Drive from NE 33rd  Avenue to NE 122nd Avenue from Thursday, October 2, through Friday, October 10, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. Some work may also be done this weekend.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and pave sections of the road equaling approximately 2.2 lane miles.

Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work.

Northbound NE 122nd Avenue will be closed at NE Airport Way. Traffic will be detoured east to NE 138th Avenue.

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.

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

News Blog: New Harbor trail opens, better connecting Downtown to South Waterfront

By Ryan Kost
Portland Bureau of Transportation 

(Sept. 26, 2014) -- The Harbor trail, a new segment in the connection from downtown Portland to the South Waterfront, opened this week – and just in time too.

On Monday, the fall term starts for Portland State University students. That’s nothing new, of course. But this term, for the first time, nearly 2,500 students and faculty members will be making a weekly pilgrimage to the waterfront where the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building just opened.

The new link, which is now complete with traffic signal and crosswalk improvements at the SW Harrison St. and SW Harbor Dr. intersection, is a wide, off-road path just off the southeast corner of the intersection.

Before the addition, those on foot or bike would have to follow SW River Parkway to head south to the SW Moody cycle track. The new path, funded by the Portland Bureau of Transportation and built along with the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project, means a more direct and more comfortable ride or walk down.

“We’re very excited about it,” said Ian Stude, PSU’s transportation and parking director. “It shaves a couple minutes off the walk and provides a comfortable place to be.

“I think it’ll see a lot of use.”

And not just from the PSU community, says PBOT’s Teresa Boyle. The new trail, she said, is a huge benefit for anybody walking or cycling between downtown and the South Waterfront – and points beyond. 


(Photos: Ryan Kost/Portland Bureau of Transportation)

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements to close lanes on NE Tillamook Street next week between 72nd and 82nd avenues

(September 26, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Tillamook Street from NE 72nd Avenue to NE 82nd Avenue from Monday, September 29, through Friday, October 3, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. Some work may also be done next weekend.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind 1.52 lane miles in preparation for paving.

Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work.

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.

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

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Traffic Advisory: One block of SW Clay Street to close September 27-28, 2014

(September 26, 2014) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that a series of crane lifts at the Marriott Hotel will close SW Clay Street between SW Naito Pkwy and SW First Ave this weekend. The closure takes effect from Saturday, September 27 at 6 am through Sunday, September 28 at 6 p.m.

A detour will be in effect during those times.  Westbound traffic from SW Harbor Drive and northbound  SW Naito Parkway will be directed to SW Jefferson St.  Westbound traffic from southbound SW Naito Parkway will be directed to SW Harrison St.

Pedestrians may use the south sidewalk on SW Clay St.  People on bicycles may use either SW Naito Parkway or Waterfront Park.

The closure is necessary to allow a crane to lift materials to the roof of the Marriott Hotel.

The public is advised to travel cautiously in the work zone and to observe detours. Travelers are advised to use alternate routes if possible.

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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements to close NE Halsey Street on Saturday 9/27 from NE 60th to 70th avenues

(September 24, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require the closure of NE Halsey Street from NE 60th Avenue to NE 70th Avenue on Saturday, September 27, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

This closure will allow crews to pave 1.49 lane miles.  Traffic will be detoured onto NE Glisan Street.

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.

Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work.  This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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