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News Advisory: PBOT, local organizations and community representatives to switch on new traffic signal at North Vancouver and Cook on October 14

(Oct. 12, 2015) On Wednesday, October 14, Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat will join local businesses and community members to activate the new traffic signal at North Vancouver and Cook and highlight the positive impact of the North Vancouver Avenue and Cook Street Local Improvement District.

WHO:                   Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat

                              Ben Kaiser, Owner and Principal, Kaiser Group

                              Owen Gabbert, Owner, Owen Gabbert LLC.

                              Amy Shlossman, CEO, American Red Cross Cascades Region

                              Tom Bickett, Vice President, Legacy Health

                              Representatives of Oregon Walks

                              Representatives of the Eliot Neighborhood Association

                              Representatives of the Boise Neighborhood Association                 

WHAT: To celebrate the new signal at North Vancouver and Cook, PBOT officials will gather with local businesses and community members to switch on the traffic signal. Long sought after by the community since the opening of the Fremont Bridge on November 15, 1973, the signal was made possible by the North Vancouver Avenue and Cook Street Local Improvement District (LID). The North Vancouver LID, raised over $1 million to construct this new signal, upgrade 2 other signals and underground utilities. This is investment that will support improved traffic flow and safety for travelers.

WHEN:  9:00 am

WHERE:  Intersection of North Vancouver and Cook.

VISUALS:  Director Leah Treat will give brief remarks. News media can film participants cutting a ribbon and flipping the switches to activate the new traffic signal.

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