September 5, 2014
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On Monday, September 8, street grinding and paving work on SE Division Street will move to between SE 34th Avenue and SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard. During construction hours from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, signage will direct eastbound traffic at SE 26th Avenue to use SE Powell Boulevard to detour around the construction area.
Westbound traffic will continue using SE Division but motorists and bicyclists should expect significant delays and avoid the area if possible.
All lanes on SE Division will re-open after construction hours. Grinding and paving between SE 34th Avenue and SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard will take about two weeks to complete.
This week, construction crews are finishing paving work on SE Division between SE 26th and 34th avenues. The work starting Monday between SE 34th Avenue and SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard is the final phase of street grinding and paving for the Division Streetscape Project (www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/streetscape).
Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.