GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
A contractor for the Portland Water Bureau is installing two large underground utility vaults on SE 147th Ave. at SE Powell Blvd. Traffic headed both east and west on SE Powell Blvd. may be slowed or stopped briefly to allow vehicles to turn north onto SE 147th Ave. or to exit onto Powell Blvd. Please stay aware and find alternate routes if possible.
With dry summer weather, motorists in Portland will likely see more construction work that impacts city streets. A lot of this work is to upgrade water mains and sewer pipes, and repair road pavement. With this necessary work comes an increase in traffic delays.
National studies indicate that driver distraction is the biggest factor in work zone collisions along with excessive vehicle speed. And 40 percent of work zone collisions occur in the transition area just prior to the work zone.
The Portland Water Bureau asks motorists and bicyclists to keep in mind the following safety tips when observing bright orange signs, cones, barricades, utility workers and traffic flaggers:
Please help keep you, other drivers and utility workers protected by slowing down for work zone safety.
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