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TRN-10.23 - Holiday & Rose Festival Moratorium

Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Transportation Engineering & Development Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority

I. Definition
During the holiday season and again during the Rose Festival activities, the Office of Transportation limits routine work that requires opening, closing, or blocking of any roadway, parking space or sidewalk in the core area and principal streets as identified on the Moratorium Map.

II. Administrative Rule
Each year, during the Christmas holiday season and during the Rose Festival activities, the City of Portland establishes a moratorium on work that requires opening, closing or blocking any roadway.
Actual dates vary, but the Holiday moratorium begins the Friday before Thanksgiving and continues though January 1st of the coming year. The Rose Festival moratorium begins the Thursday before the Starlight Parade and continues through the Tuesday after the Grand Floral Parade (typically the first two weeks in June, although exact dates vary).
Work in the sidewalk or roadway necessitated by special conditions must be approved by Portland’s Office of Transportation before authorization by permit will be issued.
A moratorium map is available on our web site at and maps are also available to pick up at the Transportation counter located on the first floor of 1900 SW 4th Avenue. Please call 503.823.7365 for hours of operation.

III. Reference
Pursuant to Rule Making Authority City of Code Title & Chapter 3.12

Filed for inclusion in PPD December 19, 2003.