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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Design + Construction

Standards for Design

The 2010 City of Portland Standard Construction Specifications apply to all public improvements and work in the City rights-of-way. The book is a collaborative effort between BES, PBOT, PWB, Procurement Services and the City Attorney's Office.

The City Standard Construction Specifications are patterned after the 2008 ODOT/APWA Oregon Standard Specifications for Construction with modifications to accommodate the issues typical to the urban city environment.

Special Provisions are updated on a regular basis and posted on this web page when a standard specification needs to be modified or updated.

If you have comments or questions regarding the specifications, please contact Michael Magee at 503-823-7060 or


2010 Standard Construction Specifications can be purchased for $26 plus shipping at:

City of Portland Development Services Center

1900 SW 4th Avenue

Portland OR  97201


Buy America Exempt List

Buy America Exempt List for Federal Aid Projects

2010 City of Portland Unique Provisions

City of Portland Unique Provisions