(June 7, 2017) The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that the installation of a new traffic signal will require late night lane closures on SE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard at SE Belmont Street on Thursday, June 8 from 8:00 p.m. to Friday, June 9 at 7 a.m.
Lanes on SE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction between SE Taylor Street and SE Alder Street during work hours. Flaggers will guide traffic on both SE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard and SE Belmont Street.
The work is funded by the Major Maintenance and Asset Replacement Program, which reserves half of all one-time, surplus general fund dollars for improvements that maintain or replace critical infrastructure. The work is part of a $1 million Traffic Signal Rebuilds project. The new signal will replace a traffic signal that was built in 1950.
The work has been scheduled to minimize the impact on the traveling public.
We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.