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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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How Portland streets are maintained and repaired

All of us – whether we walk, drive, bicycle or use public transit – rely on city streets that are in good working order to travel about safely for our daily activities, and businesses rely on this same system to deliver goods and services.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is continually working to keep Portland’s 4,842 lane miles of streets in the best condition possible and to maximize the value of a limited budget. 

We strive to respond as quickly and thoughtfully as possible to your needs. Minor repairs such as potholes or emergencies (such as a downed tree in the road) are rapidly addressed.  Major projects, such as changing the number of traffic lanes on a street or adding bicycle lanes or new signals for pedestrian crossings, may take months or even years to plan and ensure the community is involved in the design.   


Portland Bureau of Transportation's Budget