1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204
The aim of the SE 136th Paving project is to improve neighbors’ connections to community amenities in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood and surrounding areas.
This project is funded through the voter-approved Fixing Our Streets program. The project will repave 136th between Division and Foster. This $4 million investment represents the single largest paving project in the Fixing Our Streets program. TSDC funding will be used to leverage this paving project to install bike lanes. TSDCs are an abbreviation for "Transportation System Development Charges," these are fees that the City collects from developers to offset the cost of new construction and to improve the City's transportation system.
Destinations in this area that will notice improved multimodal access as a result of this project include: Powell Butte Nature Park, Gilbert Hydro Park, Gilbert Primary Park, Leach Botanical Garden, Zenger Farm, Lincoln City Park, Lincoln Park Elementary School, Gilbert Heights City Park, Kingsley D. Bundy Park, and Gilbert Heights Elementary School.
Improvements to crossings will help residents more safely access transit. SE 136th is served by TriMet bus lines 17 & 10.
Community Involvement Process: Oct 2018-July 2019
Design: Fall 2018-Fall 2019
Construction begins: Summer 2020
For questions about this project, please feel free to contact:
Project Manager: Timur Ender at Timur.Ender@PortlandOregon.gov
Public Involvement Coordinator: Leeor Schweitzer at Leeor.Schweitzer@portlandoregon.gov
We also want to take this opportunity to thank the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) who is providing funding to this project to address historic stormwater deficiencies in the area. BES is funding the stormwater facilities for the project which will allow PBOT to deliver the stormwater improvements at the same time as the paving and transportation-related improvements.
PBOT would also like to acknowledge Portland Parks & Recreation for donating right of way to PBOT. In early 2018, property owners along SE 136th Ave. were given the opportunity to donate right of way to PBOT in exchange for a wider, tree-lined sidewalk. Portland Parks & Recreation, which has a facility on the west side of SE 136th near the Springwater corridor, agreed to provide land to PBOT in exchange for residents having a wider sidewalk in front of their facility.