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News Advisory: Crosswalk enforcement March 18 on SW 4th Ave at SW Montgomery St

(March 11, 2014) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.

The enforcement action will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the marked crossing on SW Fourth Avenue at SW Montgomery Street.

A crosswalk enforcement action includes a pedestrian decoy positioned at marked or unmarked crosswalks. These actions are designed to inform the public of longstanding Oregon crosswalk laws. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians who jaywalk may be issued a warning or citation by the Portland Police Bureau.

Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right of way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police bureaus do enforcement actions about once each month in response to requests by community members, city traffic safety engineers, and Portland Police to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings.

Learn more about the Transportation Bureau’s safety work at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390 and pedestrian rights and responsibilities at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/435879

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Traffic Advisory: Street Improvements to close SE 22nd Avenue between SE Powell Blvd and Lafayette St March 17 to April 7

(March 11, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require a street closure on SE 22nd Avenue between SE Powell Boulevard and SE Lafayette Street Monday, March 17 through Monday, April 7, all hours, all days.

Traffic detours will be in place. Both sidewalks will be kept open for pedestrians and bicyclists.

This work is necessary to repair the concrete street surface that was damaged by a water main break that occurred in the February storm.  During this project, sections of the concrete road in the southbound lane will be removed and replaced with a new concrete surface. It then will be allowed to cure for approximately seven days. After the concrete is cured, the process will be repeated in the northbound lane.

Detours are as follows:

Southbound traffic on SE 22nd Avenue will be detoured east onto SE Powell Boulevard to SE 26th Avenue, south onto SE 26th Avenue to SE Gladstone Street then west to SE 22nd Avenue.

Vehicles needing access east of SE 22nd Avenue on SE Lafayette Street should use SE 21st Avenue.  Some on-street parking will need to be removed during the project on SE 22nd Avenue. 

Parking will be restored as soon as construction is completed.  This lane and parking closure will be in effect 24 hours each day.  The public is advised to expect delays, travel cautiously, and observe all work zone signage.

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RESCHEDULED Traffic Advisory: Street improvements to close lanes on NW Everett St from 19th to 23rd avenues March 13 to 21st

March 12 UPDATE:  This project has been rescheduled for March 18th through the 25th

(March 7, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NW Everett Street between NW 19th Avenue and NW 23rd Avenue Thursday, March 13, through Friday, March 21, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day. 

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to grind and pave 1.1 lane miles.

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.

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

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News Advisory: Open Houses Begin March 13 for ‘20s Bikeway Project; major addition to city's bike network

(March 6, 2014) – Portlanders will have three opportunities to attend open houses in mid-March to help the Portland Bureau of Transportation design the next major expansion of the city’s bicycle network. 

The NE/SE 20s Bikeway Project will extend 9.1 miles from the northern to southern city limits,  generally between 26th and 29th avenues.  It will provide a continuous bicycle connection through 12 neighborhoods, link 23 east-west bikeways and provide access to 12 schools and 14 parks within a quarter mile of the route.   The exact alignment will be determined with input from the public.

The project is funded by a $2.4 million federal grant to cover both design and construction, which is set to occur in 2015.   Since last summer, the transportation bureau has been working with a stakeholder advisory group to sort through numerous difficult design issues such as route alignment and tradeoffs with on-street parking.  The project is now ready to share initial ideas with the larger community and get feedback at these open houses. 

The open houses are:

Thursday, March 13
Fremont United Methodist Church, 2620 NE Fremont Avenue
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Monday, March 17th
Cleveland High School, 3400 SE 26th Avenue
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18th
Central Catholic High School, 2401 SE Stark Street
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The public is invited to stop by any time during the open houses to review and comment on design proposals and speak with project staff.   Visit:  portlandoregon.gov/transportation/20sbikeway.

View the invitation and illustration of the general bikeway route

Traffic Advisory: SE 20th Ave to close from Powell Blvd. to Pershing St. for street repairs week of March 10th

(March 6, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require a street closure on SE 20th Avenue between SE Powell Boulevard and SE Pershing Street Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14th, all hours, all days.

Traffic detours will be in place. Sidewalks will remain open for pedestrian access. This work is necessary to repair the asphalt that was damaged by a water main break that occurred during the February storm.  

Northbound traffic on SE 20th Avenue will be detoured west onto SE Pershing Street, north onto SE 19th Avenue to Powell Blvd.  Motorists wanting to travel southbound on SE 20th from Powell Blvd. will need to use SE 21st or 22nd Avenues as alternatives.  

Parking will be temporarily removed from both sides of SE 20th Avenue between Powell Blvd. and SE Pershing Street where construction is occurring.  Parking will be restored as soon as construction is completed.  This lane and parking closure will be in effect 24 hours each day.  The public is advised to expect delays, travel cautiously, and observe all work zone signage. 

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

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