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UPDATED Traffic Advisory: Paving to close lanes on SW Columbia Street from SW 18th Avenue to SW Broadway from March 27 through March 31

Update (April 7, 2015) – To complete this project, PBOT crews are scheduled to pave this stretch from Wednesday, April 8 through Friday, April 10,  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lane closures will be in effect during those times. This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.


(March 25, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SW Columbia Street from SW 18th Avenue to SW Broadway from Friday, March 23rd through Tuesday, March 31st 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind the road surface in preparation for paving 1.49 lane miles at a later date.

PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

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

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

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation