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Portion of Northbound Lane at SE 60th Avenue Closed to Through Traffic Beginning October 26

By Teresa Black

Approximately 100 feet of the northbound lane of SE 60th Avenue just south of SE Hawthorne Boulevard will be closed to through traffic for several weeks beginning October 26.

Portland Water Bureau Construction and Maintenance crews will be working on the west side of Mt. Tabor Park at the bottom of the stairs between Reservoir 6 and SE 60th Avenue, cutting and capping reservoir outlet pipes.   Traffic will be restricted on SW 60th Avenue and the construction zone will be fenced off during construction.

Parking on SE 60th Avenue directly across from the construction zone will be restricted. The sidewalk adjacent to the construction zone will be closed and pedestrians will need to walk around the work area.

Construction hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flaggers will direct traffic around the construction zone.

Motorists and bicyclists are urged to use alternate routes. Remember to drive slowly, and exercise caution when traveling in the construction zone.

The work is part of the Mt. Tabor Reservoir Adjustment Project to disconnect Portland’s open air reservoirs, including three at Mt. Tabor Park, in order to satisfy an unfunded federal water quality mandate.

Project information can be found online at


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