Fog seal repaving projects improve miles of neighborhood walk & bike streets
(September 3, 2014) - The Going Street Neighborhood Greenway, one of the most popular bike routes in the city, will get a fresh coat of sealant this month to improve the roadway and extend the life of the pavement for years to come.
Beginning Sept. 8 and continuing for up approximately 5 days, N & NE Going Street will be closed in three to four block sections so crews can fog seal the street. Please note:
- Each section will be closed for only one day.
- Follow the signed detour (see map below) and stay off the pavement while crews work and the fog sealant dries
- Fog sealing is extremely sticky when applied. It will remain wet and sticky for up to eight hours after application. That’s why is it so important to protect yourself and ensure an effective treatment by keeping cars, truck, bicycles, children, pets, and your shoes off the pavement until all barricades and traffic control have been removed.
- Bicycles may use the sidewalk but should use extreme caution as Going is a busy pedestrian thoroughfare. People choosing to ride on the sidewalk must proceed slowly and cautiously.
Fog seal is a coating of asphalt, recycled tire rubber, and grit blended locally in Portland. It is a cost-effective technique to maintain low-traffic streets, extending the life of the pavement and preventing more costly and lengthy repairs later.
This preventive maintenance project is part of Mayor Charlie Hales’ and Commissioner Steve Novick’s Back to Basics initiative to repair and improve at least 100 miles of streets during this fiscal year. The Back to Basics initiative prioritizes maintenance of the city's Neighborhood Greenway network of streets, like Going, that are optimized for bicycling and walking.
Please help us improve Going Street for you and other travelers by staying off the pavement while it’s being sealed.
For more information about the Going project or other PBOT maintenance concerns, call the 24-hour hotline at 503-823-1700.