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Traffic Advisory: Winter paving to close lanes on NE 7th Ave for one day, March 2nd, from NE Multnomah to NE Weidler streets

 

 

 

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Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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(February 27, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that on March 2nd street improvements will require lane closures on NE 7th Avenue from NE Multnomah Street to NE Weidler Street.

 The lane closures will allow crews to grind .63 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date. 

 PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

 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 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

UPDATED Traffic Advisory: Winter paving to close lanes on SE Holgate Blvd from SE 76th Avenue to SE 82nd Avenue March 3-4

Update: PBOT crews will return to finish this project on March 3 and March 4.  Lane closures will be in effect both days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. so crews can pave .9 lane miles of street

(February 23, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE 76th Avenue to SE 82nd Avenue from Wednesday, February 25th through February 27th from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

 The lane closures will allow crews to grind .9 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date. 

 PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

 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 flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

 This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change

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News Release: Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick, Director Treat to welcome public to Community Forum on taxis, Uber and other private for hire transportation issues Feb. 26

(Feb. 23, 2015) – Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Steve Novick and Transportation Director Leah Treat will join the public at a Community Forum for public input on taxi service and safety measures that could be required for new companies such as Uber and Lyft.

At the PDX Rides Community Forum, the public will have an opportunity to speak directly to the Private For-Hire Transportation Innovation Task Force. Commissioner Novick convened the task force to review and evaluate the services and regulations governing taxis and Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft.

The forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Portland Building Auditorium, 1120 SW Fifth Ave., Second Floor. The public can also provide comments to the task force by email at pdxrides@portlandoregon.gov and or phone: 503-823-5087.

Discussion will focus on issues relating to taxi service and the potential to add companies such as Uber and Lyft to the Portland market:

  • How’s taxi service in Portland?
  • What safety measures do we need for Uber, Lyft, taxis and other transportation companies?
  • What consumer protections do we need?

The task force, which has been meeting since January, is expected to present recommendations on transportation network companies in April. It will continue to meet through the summer to consider other changes to the Portland taxi market.

For more information on the innovation task force, see: portlandoregon.gov/transportation/PDXrides

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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: Winter paving to close lanes on NW Front Ave on Sunday, Feb. 22 from NW Doane to NW Kittridge avenues

(February 19, 2015) - The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NW Front Avenue from NW Doane Avenue to NW Kittridge Avenue on Sunday, February 22nd from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind 2.07 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date. PBOT crews are working on Sunday to minimize disruption to travelers in an area of the city heavily traveled during weekdays.

PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

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 flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

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

UPDATED Traffic Advisory: Winter paving to close lanes on SE Belmont from SE 12th Ave to SE Grand Ave on Feb. 23 and 24th

(February 19, 2015) -- Update: PBOT crews are returning to this stretch of Belmont to finish paving on Monday, February 23rd and Tuesday, February 24th. Work hours and lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day.
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The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Belmont Street from SE 12th Avenue to SE Grand Avenue from Tuesday, February 3rd through Friday, February 6th, 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. each weekday. This project may also include some weekend work.

Two lanes will remain open during the afternoon rush hour. Parking will be removed during work hours.

The lane closures and parking removal will allow crews to grind 1.16 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date.

PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

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 flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change

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