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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

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

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North Vancouver Avenue & Cook Street LID

LID formed by City Council on May 14, 2014

Utility undergrounding on N. and NE Fremont Streets between NE Cleveland Avenue and N. Vancouver Avenue completed on August 29, 2014

Advertised for bids on November 19, 2014

Opened bids on December 16, 2014

Contract awarded to Tice Electric Co. on January 28, 2015

Civil design completed on January 30, 2015

Preconstruction meeting held on February 17, 2015.

City Council approved new left turn signal from N. Fremont St. westbound to N. Vancouver Ave. southbound on March 25, 2015.

The contractor provided the following construction schedule on July 28, 2015; schedule subject to change as construction progresses:

   N. Vancouver & Cook intersection:

         7/27/15 through 8/07/15:         Traffic signal installation

         8/07/15 through 8/13/15:         Install interconnect system

         8/14/15 through 8/18/15:         Install traffic detection loops

         8/18/15:                                   Traffic signal operational

   N. Vancouver & Fremont intersection:

         7/08/15 through 8/07/15:         Underground civil work

         8/24/15 through 9/04/15:         Traffic signal modification

         8/24/15 through 8/26/15:         Install interconnect system

         9/07/15 through 9/09/15:         Install traffic detection loops

         10/05/15 through 10/23/15:     Install new left turn signal

         10/23/15:                                 Traffic signal including new left turn signal operational

   N. Williams & Fremont intersection:

         8/17/15 through 8/21/15:         Traffic signal modification

         8/21/15:                                   Traffic signal operational

Streets and intersections include:

  • North Cook Street from the Interstate 405 off-ramp to North Vancouver Avenue (realignment of eastbound lanes)
  • North Vancouver Avenue & Cook Street intersection (new mast arm traffic signal)
  • North Vancouver Avenue & Fremont Street intersection (mast arm traffic signal to replace existing span wire signal)
  • North Williams Avenue & Fremont Street intersection (mast arm traffic signal to replace existing span wire signal)

Property owners are funding this project with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) funding overhead costs and the cost of the new left turn signal from N. Fremont St. westbound to N. Vancouver Avenue southbound, and PBOT also issuing system development charge (SDC) credits.  If you have any questions about this project, please contact Local Improvement District Administrator and Project Manager Andrew Aebi at 503-823-5648 or via e-mail at