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Traffic Advisory: Sidewalk, bikeway and stormwater improvements underway on SW Multnomah Blvd; expect lane closures now through October

(February 28, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureauof Transportation advises the traveling public that a major street and stormwater improvement project will require lane closures on SW Multnomah Boulevard from SW 22nd to 40th avenues now through the end of October. 

Lane closures will be restricted to after 9 a.m. and before 3 p.m. to minimize impacts on travelers.

The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and construction sign directions, and use alternate routes if possible.

The project will create better connections between Multnomah Village and Barbur Boulevard for walking and bicycling, as well as reconstruct the road and install stormwater improvements.  The project will create a protected bikeway, new sidewalk and a multi-use path separated from the road by a landscaped bioswale.

Specifically, between SW 22nd Ave and SW 34th Ave the project will build a sidewalk and a protected bikeway along the north side of SW Multnomah Blvd.  On the south side of the street, from SW 25th Ave to 31st Ave,  crews will build a separated multi-use path for walking and bicycling.

To improve crossing safety for pedestrians, crews will install a flashing light at SW   25th Ave. 

Between SW 35th Ave and 40th avenues, a series of localized stormwater management improvements will be built along with sidewalks.

The project is jointly funded by the Bureaus of Transportation and Environmental Services

Construction will start at the east end of the project area and on the north side of SW Multnomah and work its way west.  The project will largely be complete by the end of October. 

More information will soon be posted on the project website