1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204
In September 2019, SE 45th Avenue from SE Glenwood Street to SE Harney Street will undergo preventative maintenance, including repaving and restriping. During re-paving projects, PBOT seeks to improve the traffic operations and safety for all road users. By combining maintenance projects with operational improvements, such as new striping configurations, PBOT maintains the transportation system and improves road safety more efficiently.
PBOT proposes safety and operational improvements for SE 45th Avenue from SE Glenwood Street to SE Harney Street, including:
Looking north at SE 45th Ave, approaching SE Evergreen
SE 45th Avenue is an important corridor serving a variety of road users. Crash history shows that the street is particularly unsafe for people bicycling and recorded speeds are significantly higher than the posted speed limit (30 mph).
To improve the safety, accessibility, and comfort for people traveling on SE 45th Avenue, PBOT proposes restriping the street to include protected bicycle lanes. These changes will emphasize the neighborhood character of the street and allow for more space for people walking and bicycling.
Designs are not yet finalized. PBOT is currently doing outreach to the neighborhood to better understand community needs and preferences.