(February 24, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that SW First Avenue will be closed between SW Jefferson Street and SW Columbia streets all hours and all days from Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28 at 4 p.m.
Sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians at all times, but all vehicle traffic will be detoured. The detour for vehicles is west onto SW Jefferson Street, south onto SW 3rd Avenue, east onto SW Columbia Street, and back to SW 1st Avenue.
The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made.
We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures, and use alternate routes if possible.
The road closure is necessary in order to repair the road bed that was damaged by a water main break in November. Buried historic rails are also being removed at this time.