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Traffic Advisory: Emergency sewer work to close one southbound lane on SE McLoughlin Blvd at Tacoma Street overpass, April 1-2

(March 31, 2016) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that an emergency sewer repair will require a closure of one southbound lane of SE McLoughlin Boulevard at the Tacoma Street Overpass on Friday and Saturday from predawn hours through early afternoon.

Northbound travel lanes on SE McLoughlin Blvd will not be affected.

Southeast McLoughlin’s three lanes southbound will be reduced to two, from the Tacoma Street Overpass to SE Umatilla Street. The right travel lane southbound will be merged into the left lane just north of the Tacoma Street Overpass. The ramp from eastbound Tacoma Street to southbound McLoughlin Boulevard will remain open, and traffic will be directed into the middle lane. Access from SE Umatilla Street to southbound McLoughlin Blvd will be maintained.

The lane closure is expected from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 1 and from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.

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 reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

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

PBOT conducts emergency sewer repairs in the public right of way in Portland and is coordinating work on this incident with the Oregon Department of Transportation, which manages SE McLoughlin Boulevard, part of Oregon 99E, a state highway.


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.