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Traffic Advisory: NE Multnomah Street between NE 7th and 9th avenues to close tonight through the weekend for private construction

(January 9, 2015) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that tower crane work will close NE Multnomah St between NE 7th Ave and NE 9th Ave beginning at 6 pm tonight and extending through Sunday.   The street will reopen before Monday’s commute.

 A detour will be in effect during those times.  Westbound traffic will be directed north on NE 9th Ave to NE Halsey St to NE 7th Ave and back to NE Multnomah St. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south on NE 7th Ave, east on NE Holladay St, and north on NE 9th Ave.

 Bicycle traffic should follow the same detours as vehicle traffic. 

 Pedestrian traffic should follow the existing construction detours. Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained.

 The closure is necessary for the contractor constructing the Hassalo on Eighth project to dismantle the tower crane on the south side of Multnomah Street.  A second weekend closure will occur in February to take down a second tower crane.

 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: Winter paving to be completed on NE 28th Ave from NE Glisan Street to NE Broadway; lane closures January 12-14

(January 9, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that crews will pave NE 28th Avenue from NE Glisan Street to NE Broadway from Monday, January 12th through Wednesday January 14th, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday.

 Lane closures will be in effect during those times to allow crews to pave 1.39 lane miles. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

 These street improvements are part of the Transportation Bureau’s winter paving program in which crews adjust tasks based on weather conditions instead of halting operations until dry weather.  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.   

 This stretch of NE 28th Avenue was prepared for resurfacing in mid-November. With the expected stretch of dry weather next week, crews will complete the project next week.  The street was open for travel between the two phases of the project.

 Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work. 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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Updated Traffic Advisory: Private construction to close SW Jefferson St between SW 11th Ave and SW 12th Ave on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Jan 15 Update: Private construction will close SW Jefferson St between SW 11th Ave and SW 12th Ave from 7 am to 7 pm on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  The closure is being scheduled on a Saturday to minimize disruption.   

The closure is necessary for the contractor to perform work on the tower crane for the construction site on the north side of SW Jefferson St. 

The same detour described below will be in effect during this 12-hour closure.  It is expected to be the last closure for this project.

Traffic Advisory: Private construction to close SW Jefferson Street, SW 11th to 12th avenues, Jan. 9-12

(Jan. 8, 2015) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that tower crane placement for a private construction project will close SW Jefferson St between SW 11th Ave and SW 12th Ave beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 and ending by about 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12.

A detour will be in effect during the closure. SW Jefferson traffic will be directed south on SW 11th Avenue to SW Clay Strett to SW 12th Avenue and back to SW Jefferson Street. People riding bicycles should follow the same detours as motor vehicle traffic. People walking through the area should use the sidewalk on the south side of SW Jefferson Street; the sidewalk on the north side has been closed for construction and will remain closed through the weekend. Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained.

The closure is necessary for the contractor to set up a tower crane for the construction site on the north side of SW Jefferson Street.

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 lanes on SW Madison Street next to City Hall Jan. 12-19

Update: the lane closures will be extended through mid-day January 20, and there will be no parking on SW Madison Street until all lanes reopen.   This extension became necessary after crews unexpectedly needed to replace a storm drain and some sewer pipe.  

(January 5, 2015) - The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will close the right eastbound lanes and bus stop on SW Madison Street between SW Fourth and Fifth avenues next to City Hall for seven days in early January. 

 Lane closures will be in effect all hours and all days from Monday, January 12 through Monday, January 19, 2015.  

 The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to repair the failed road base at the southwest corner bus stop and replace the asphalt with a stronger concrete surface. The concrete will need up to five days to cure. 

 In addition to carrying traffic within downtown, the street feeds motor vehicle, bus and bicycle traffic onto the Hawthorne Bridge.  Travelers are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes if possible.

 Transit customers: During the project, the bus stop will be closed. The nearest alternate bus stops are on the transit mall and on SW Madison Street and First Avenue.

 Drivers and bicycles: The parking lane on SW Madison Street will be converted into a travel lane and will be the sole travel lane for at least the first two days of the project. Crews will open up the center lane if possible during the latter part of the project.  

To minimize delays, work crews will adjust the lane closures if possible as follows:

  • After 3 p.m. and before 7 a.m., when crews are not at work, PBOT crews will widen the traveling lanes so bicycle riders can ride adjacent to motor vehicles instead of sharing one lane.  During other hours, all vehicles will share the one travel lane.
  • Once the concrete bus pad is poured and while it is curing, crews will plan to open a second lane for the traveling public.  

 In addition, parking will be removed from SW 4th Avenue in front of City Hall.  Disabled parking will remain open for use on that block.

 We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all work zone signage, and use alternate routes if possible.  This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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Contact: Diane Dulken 503-823-5552 diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov