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Portland Bureau of Transportation

We keep Portland moving

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Local Improvement District Projects

A Local Improvement District (LID) is a method by which a group of property owners can share in the cost of transportation infrastructure improvements. This involves improving the street, building sidewalks, and installing a stormwater management system. An LID can also be used to install sidewalks on existing streets that previously have been accepted for maintenance by the City.

How do property owners pay for an LID?

When property owners decide they want to form an LID, they agree to assume responsibility to pay for the project.

Benefits of transportation infrastructure

Paved streets and sidewalks improve access for pedestrians, bicycles, cars and emergency vehicles

Learn about street standards

Generally the design standards used in the land use and building permit processes are also used for street improvements constructed through the Local Improvement District process.


Map of standard, substandard, and dirt/gravel streets available as PDF download

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Contact information for Improving Streets with Local Improvement Districts