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Traffic Advisory: West Burnside paving to close lanes from SW 19th Ave to King Ave April 7 to 9

 (April 4, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on W Burnside  Street between SW 19th Avenue and SW King Avenue Monday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 9, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day. 

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to pave .33 lane miles. This is the second phase of the two phase process.  Crews last month had ground down the old asphalt to prepare for paving during a stretch of dry weather.   Paving is weather dependent and the schedule may change.

At least one traffic lane in each direction will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

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.

 

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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements to close lanes on SW Capitol Highway from SW Texas Street to SW 26th Avenue

(March 28, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SW Capitol   Highway from SW Texas Street to SW 26th Avenue Wednesday, April 2, through Wednesday, April 9, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. 

One traffic lane will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

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.

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to grind 1.08 lane miles in preparation for paving.  Paving will occur when there is a window of dry weather.

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

This work follows the previous week’s grinding and paving preparation on SW Vermont Street from SW Capitol Highway to SW 11th Drive.

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Traffic Advisory: Crane construction to narrow SW Jefferson Street to one lane this weekend between SW 18th and 20th avenues

(March 26, 2014) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that SW Jefferson Street from SW 18th to SW 20th avenues will be reduced to one lane from noon on Friday, March 28 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30. The closure will allow a private contractor to build a tower crane at a construction site at 2040 SW Jefferson Street. 

Flaggers will be present for the duration of the lane closures.  The signal at SW 20th Avenue and SW Jefferson Street will be turned off as part of this work.

Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained. MAX service will not be affected nor will the on-ramp to U.S. 26.

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 Vermont St from Capitol Hwy to SW 11th Drive March 27 to April 2

(March 26, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SW Vermont Streetbetween SW Capitol Highway to SW 11th Drive Thursday, March 27, through Wednesday, April 2, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. 

One traffic lane will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

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.

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to grind and pave 2.03 lane miles.

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

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Traffic Advisory: NW Thurman Street Bridge to close to all users for restoration from April 1 to Labor Day; detour available for TriMet, all vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles

(March 19, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that repairs and restoration of the historic Thurman Street Bridge will require a complete closure of NW Thurman Street between NW 28th and NW 32nd avenues from Tuesday, April 1 through Labor Day, all hours, all days. 

The Thurman Street Bridge, the oldest of its kind in the state, crosses Balch Creek and Lower Macleay Park and is a popular access point to Forest Park. 

The closure applies to all users – drivers, pedestrians and bicycles as well as transit.  A detour will be in place for local residents as well as visitors to Lower Macleay Park and Forest Park, including the Leif Erikson Drive trailhead.  (Please see detour maps at thurmanbridge.com) TriMet will provide local shuttle service in lieu of the Line 15 bus service on NW Thurman  Street.  The closure includes the stairway access from the bridge to Lower Macleay Park.

Traffic signs will be in place to direct the public along the detour route.  The public is advised to expect longer travel times while repairs are being made.  We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all closure signs and speed limits. 

The restoration involves rebuilding the bridge deck and supporting girders as well as upgrading the pedestrian railing from a chain link railing to one similar to the original 1905 design.    The bridge deck and other structural elements are in poor condition with a weight restriction that prohibits heavy traffic. Upon completion, the weight restriction will be lifted.

This project, which involves dismantling and reassembling a historic bridge, is complex and unforeseen conditions may arise during construction that could cause the schedule to change. 

The $3.78 million project is being funded primarily by the Federal Highway Administration’s Highway Bridge Program, with a $3.4 million contribution with the remaining $388,000 coming from city funds.

For more information, including project updates visit the project website: thurmanbridge.com

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