Construction began in October 2014 and was completed in December 2014 on the NE 47th and Halsey Green Street Project. The project is a partnership between the bureaus of Environmental Services and Transportation to improve stormwater management and transportation safety at the complex intersection of NE 47th Avenue, NE Halsey Street and NE Euclid Avenue. The intersection had the 22nd highest crash rate in 2010 of all 22,000 intersections in Portland.
The project included constructing green street planters and landscaped green space that remove 320,000 gallons of stormwater runoff from the sewer system annually, protect water quality and the environment, and improve transportation safety.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation completed construction in December 2014.
Green street planters on the east side of the project area manage stormwater from both NE Halsey and NE Euclid.
There is still traffic access from Euclid to 47th. There is no longer traffic access from Euclid to Halsey. The project included removing asphalt from the intersection and replacing it with lawn and street trees.
Environmental Services planted the green streets with vegetation that support pollinators to test how well the plants perform in green street planters. Pollinators like hummingbirds, bees and butterflies are essential to plant reproduction and maintaining healthy ecosystems.
The re-designed intersection is a gateway gathering space to the residential area accessed by NE Euclid. This project had the support of Rose City Park Neighborhood Association, which agreed to maintain the non-stormwater portions of the green space.
For More Information
For questions about stormwater management features of this project, contact Alice Coker with Environmental Services at 503-823-7914 or email Alice.Coker@portlandoregon.gov. For questions about transportation safety features of this project, contact Greg Raisman with Transportation at 503-823-1052 or email Greg.Raisman@portlandoregon.gov.