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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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Intersection Repair Projects

Intersection Repair Projects are large street paintings that the City of Portland permits to build community within our neighborhoods. In order to paint the street, residents must obtain a revocable encroachment permit for the street painting as well as a block party permit. The block party permit allows two streets (4 blocks) to be closed during an intersection painting project in conjunction with City Repair. (For more information about City Repair projects, click here.


The signatures of notification requirements for the Intersection Repair Project revocable permit can be used to meet the block party permit signature requirements. This streamlines the process so that residents only have to fill out one petition per year. During the first year that the street will be painted, the signatures on the Intersection Repair Project petition can be used for the block party permit. Once the dates are set for the painting, PBOT asks that you distribute a flyer announcing the dates of the closure and submit the flyer with your application in lieu of the signature page.   In future years, when the painting is maintained, residents must obtain a block party permit through the usual block party permit application forms and obtain signatures from all four properties on the corners of the intersection and at least 80% of the rest of the residents on the four affected blocks.