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Downtown Traffic Impacts


Last Updated on July 28, 2015


Downtown Construction Projects

The following projects are listed by avenues first, and then streets. These projects are permitted long term use of the street and sidewalk to facilitate construction on private property.

  • SW 4th & Stark: interior building demolition. Project closes sidewalks on east side of SW 4th between Stark - Washington and south side of SW Stark between 3rd - 4th, as well as the turn lane on SW Stark.
  • SW 9th, Park, Yamhill and Morrison: full block, Park Avenue West project underway. Closes SW 9th between Morrison & Yamhill, all hours, all days.  Also an intermittent closures of SW Park between Yamhill & Morrison, M-F, 7am-4pm for concrete pours, equipment staging and deliveries.  Intermittent lane closures on SW Morrison for utility connections. Projected project completion January 2016.
  • SW 12th, 11th, Clay-Market: new 8 story building. Sidewalk, lane parking, closures.
  • SW 14th, 15th, Yamhill and Taylor St: Interior remodel.  Project closes sidewalks and park on the East side of 15th between Taylor-Yamhill and south side of Yamhill 14th-15th.  Projected project completion July 2015.  contact Eric Newby 503.459.4477.
  • NW 2nd & 3rd Ave, Burnside-Couch St: Sidewalk and parking closures, intermittent lane closures, Fence for Rebuild. All Hours
  • NW 14th & 15th, north of Irving: 1/2 block project for Pearl West Office Building. Closes sidewalk and parking on east and west sides of the block, includes intermittent lane closures on NW 15th.  Project contact is Dan Zylkowski with Howard S Wright, 503-220-0895. Projected completion date is March 2016.   
  • NW Everett, NW 11th, NW 12th: Closes sidewalks, All Hours. Intermittent lane closures on NW Everett.
  • NW Northrup, 10th, Overton, 11th: full block project.  Sidewalk and parking closures on all four sides.  Projected comnpletion is June 2016.  Contact is Bret McGuire at 503-347-6378.
  • NW Overton, 11th, & 12th: 1/2 block project.  Closes sidewalks and parking, uses intermittent lane and street closures on west side of 11th, north side of Overton and east side of 12th.  Project contact is Bob Brockamp at 503-283-6712. Project completion date is October 2015.
  • NW Overton, 12th, Pettygrove, 13th: full block project.  Sidewalk and parking closures all around, intermittent street and lane closures on NW 12th and NW Pettygrove. Project completion date is June 2015. Contact is Brian Anthony at 503-283-6712. 
  • NW Pettygrove, Overton, 12th, 13th: occasional street closure during shoring on NW Pettygrove, 6am-6pm.
  • NW Davis, 1st, Couch, Naito: Demo of existing parking lot and new construction on 3/4 of the block.  Sidewalks closed around site perimeter.  Contact is Tom Hammons at Andersen Construction, 503-283-6712.
  • SW Broadway, Stark-Washington: Sidewalk and parking closures for Interior Renovation.  Projected completion June 2015
  • SW Jefferson, 11th, & 12th: Demo of existing building and new construction of 15-story apartment building.  Sidewalk and parking on three sides, lane closures on Jefferson and 12th.  Project completion date is Januray 2016. 
  • SW Moody, Abernethy, Bond: May 18 start. Project completion 2016. All Hours. Lanes and sidewalks. Fenced job site.
  • SW Washington, 4-5 and SW 4th, Alder-Washington: 2016 completetion, All Hours, Remodel of building.


Utility Work, Crane Lifts, & Other Use Resulting in Lane or Street Closures

The following streets are expected to have impacts from private construction, utility work, crane lifts: .

  • NW 12th, Lovejoy-Marshall: July 27-31, northbound lane closed during exterior building maintenance
  • SW 12th, Washington-Burnside: July 29-31, right lane closed for utility work
  • SW 15th, Morrison-Yamhill: July 28, street closed for crane lift 
  • SW Broadway, Morrison-Yamhill: September 17-21, left lane closed during event production
  • NW Everett ST, 11-12th, July 13th-August 1st, North side lane closure during concrete pours.
  • SW Harrison, 1st-4th: July 27-28, night closure of eastbound lanes for crane lift
  • NW Lovejoy, 9-10: July 30, westbound lane shift during streetcar track repair 
  • SW Market, 11th-12th: July 22-31, alternating lane closures for utility work. Full closure 7/26.
  • SW Market, 1st-4th: July 22-29, alternating lane closures during utility work
  • SW Naito, Clay-Salmon: July 31-Aug 1, right northbound lane closed during event at Waterfront Park.
  • SW Naito, Salmon-Stark: Aug 5-10, right northbound lane closed for event loading and unloading at Waterfront Park. 
  • SW Washington, 6th-Broadway: June 14-July 31st, Pedestrian canopy in place, sidewalk open.
  • SW Yamhill, 14-15: July 27-Aug 7, street closed during utility work


Multnomah County Bridges - Use link for bridge closures & updates


Portland5's Centers for the Arts

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall & Keller Auditorium School Buses for Performances

  • Schnitzer: Nothing scheduled 
  • Keller: Nothing scheduled 

SW Main Street (gates), SW Broadway to Park: closures for performances & events

  • Wednesday, 7/8/15: Gate closed from 8am to 11:30pm
  • Saturday, 7/11/15: Gate closed from 8am to 8pm
  • Sunday, 7/12/15: Gate closed from 8am to 8pm

One-Time and/or Ongoing Community and Special Events

Click here for Community Event Calendar

Sunday, 7/12/15 from 4am to Noon, Be the Match Foundation to close SW Salmon between 1st and Naito for the Be the Match Walk +Run to benefit the Be the Match Foundation. The Walk & Run will begin at 8:45 AM with closures of SW and NW Natio Parkway.  For route and closure information:

Click here for Citywide fairs and events

Click here for Special Events such as runs, parades & other moving events 

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The above information from the Portland Bureau of Transportation on expected traffic conditions was prepared based on known construction traffic control plans at the time of writing. The information is subject to change as new information becomes available.