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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Traffic Advisory: Crane construction to narrow SW Jefferson Street to one lane this weekend between SW 18th and 20th avenues

(March 26, 2014) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that SW Jefferson Street from SW 18th to SW 20th avenues will be reduced to one lane from noon on Friday, March 28 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30. The closure will allow a private contractor to build a tower crane at a construction site at 2040 SW Jefferson Street. 

Flaggers will be present for the duration of the lane closures.  The signal at SW 20th Avenue and SW Jefferson Street will be turned off as part of this work.

Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained. MAX service will not be affected nor will the on-ramp to U.S. 26.

The public is advised to travel cautiously in the work zone and to observe detours. Travelers are advised to use alternate routes if possible.

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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements to close lanes on SW Capitol Highway from SW Texas Street to SW 26th Avenue

(March 28, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SW Capitol   Highway from SW Texas Street to SW 26th Avenue Wednesday, April 2, through Wednesday, April 9, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. 

One traffic lane will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to grind 1.08 lane miles in preparation for paving.  Paving will occur when there is a window of dry weather.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

This work follows the previous week’s grinding and paving preparation on SW Vermont Street from SW Capitol Highway to SW 11th Drive.

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National Walking Day encourages a healthy lifestyle

American Heart Association designates April 2nd as a day to step up for your ticker.

It’s April, it’s still wet outside, and maybe your New Year’s Resolutions are needing a boost. We’ve got just the thing help keep you motivated and on track. National Walking Day is a nationwide call-to-action for all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The American Heart Association wants you to join your friends, family, school or other community group to in taking the first step to becoming more active and pledge to take a walk toward better health on Wednesday, April 2.

Walking in a Portland neighborhoodThese days, more of us spend more time sitting at work than ever before (standing work station anyone?!), and as a nation we’ve become much less active. Statistics show that 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women are at greater risk for heart disease and research shows that an inactive lifestyle is a major contributer. But take heart, walking is one of the easiest, most effective activities you can do to improve your health. Even a small amount can make a difference.

Since we’re all about transportation and fostering a livable city, we encourage you to find ways to replace just a few driving trips per week with a walking trip. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of walking a day – and it doesn’t all have to be at once. By walking to your neighborhood grocery store, coffee shop, school, park, bus stop or even a friends house, you’ll be on your way to a healthier lifestyle, a healthier community and a healthier you!

If you’d like some inspiration for your next walk, check out PBOT’s series of Neighborhood Bike/Walk Maps. You’ll find public art, local parks, heritage trees and other attractions listed – plus every school and library in your area, grocery stores, water fountains, and even all the bus stops (in case the rain returns).  And starting in May, hop aboard the Ten Toe Express, guided walks that show off great Portland neighborhoods at a comfortable pace.

Traffic Advisory: West Burnside paving to close lanes from SW 19th Ave to King Ave April 7 to 9

 (April 4, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on W Burnside  Street between SW 19th Avenue and SW King Avenue Monday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 9, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day. 

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to pave .33 lane miles. This is the second phase of the two phase process.  Crews last month had ground down the old asphalt to prepare for paving during a stretch of dry weather.   Paving is weather dependent and the schedule may change.

At least one traffic lane in each direction will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided.

The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

 

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4th Annual Safe Routes Spring Kick-off – You’re Invited!

Fun, free activities for families to help you enjoy the Spring weather

A happy family at the 2013 Safe Routes kickoffSafe Routes to School is hosting their 4th Annual Spring Kick-off on Saturday, April 12th.  This is a family-fun event that celebrates health, safety, and physical fitness.  Learn about Walking School Buses and Bike Trains!

There will be activities for parents, students, and younger children including a bike rodeo, map reading and route planning, learn to ride a bike class, free minor bike repair, bike decorations, and helmet sales for $6.  There will be a community bike ride at 1pm (with bikes and helmets available to borrow).  A free healthy lunch will be served at noon for the first 100 people.

For more information, email saferoutes@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-5358.

 

Saturday, April 12th, 10am-2pm

Earl Boyles Elementary School, 10822 SE Bush St, Portland  97266

Plan your trip there by bike or transit using TriMet's trip planner!