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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Moving toward a “greener” Division Street

September 3, 2013

Beginning tomorrow, SE Division Street between SE 34th and 37th Avenues will be closed for the next phase of the Division Streetscape and Reconstruction Project.

The project is a joint effort between the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation to upgrade SE Division St. The project will replace 4,900 feet of sewer pipe in poor condition, replace 32 sewer manholes, add new crosswalks and streetlights, construct 55 green street facilities to manage stormwater runoff, and much more!

This temporary closure will pay off in the end. A few benefits from the project include increased safety for the community, better-managed stormwater runoff from the streets and improved watershed health, work that helps stimulate the local economy, and a more attractive neighborhood.

The street closure will last eight days, and will close all day until crews finish up their work. During the closure, eastbound traffic will detour to SE Clinton Street and westbound traffic will detour to SE Grant Street.

For more information on the Division Streetscape Project visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s website.