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July 7, 2014

One Lane of Westbound Traffic on SE Powell Blvd. Closed July 10-11 for Street Restriping
The Portland Water Bureau will be closing one lane of westbound traffic on SE Powell Boulevard, between SE 97th and SE 100th avenues, beginning 9:00 pm on Thursday, July 10 and lasting until the early morning of Friday, July 11. The closure will allow crews to restripe the westbound lanes. The closure was previously scheduled for July 7-8 but was postponed.

Safety First

  • For the overnight project, flaggers will direct both lanes of traffic safely around the work site.
  • Motorists and bicyclists are advised to use caution on SE Powell Boulevard in this area.
  • Motorists and bicyclists should watch for construction workers, be ready for sudden stops and obey all traffic controls and flaggers.
  • To avoid traffic delays, use alternate routes.

Restoring SE Powell Boulevard
In June, crews finished the construction of a 23-foot wide by 40-foot long concrete vault under the westbound lane of SE Powell Boulevard, directly in front of the Central Church of the Nazarene. The vault houses complex piping connected to the city's new 25-million gallon underground reservoir atop Kelly Butte. The westbound lane that was previously excavated to make room for the vault has been restored; the final step in the process will be to restripe the lanes.