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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements to close SW First Avenue between SW Morrison and Yamhill streets May 19 and 20

(May 14, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require a road closure on SW First Avenue between SW Morrison and SW Yamhill streets on Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

A detour will be in effect to accomplish this work. Southbound traffic on SW First Avenue will be detoured onto SW Morrison Street, west to SW Third Avenue, south to SW Salmon Street, then east back to First Avenue. SW Naito Parkway is another possible alternate route.

The public is advised to expect delays in the area.  We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This closure is necessary to remove and replace the surface layers of SW First Avenue to stabilize the foundation of the road and prevent potholes and other surface distresses.

Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change.