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UPDATED Traffic Advisory: Winter paving to close lanes on SE Morrison from 12th to 30th Jan 26-30

(February 17, 2015)  - UPDATE: PBOT crews finished paving this street today

(January 22, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Morrison Street from SE 12th Avenue to SE 20th Avenue from Monday, January 26th through Friday, January 30th , 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. This project may also include some weekend work.

 The lane closures will allow crews to grind 1.11 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date. 

 PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

 Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

 Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work. The traveling 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.

 This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change

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News Advisory: Crosswalk enforcement action slated for January 28 on SW Capitol Highway at SW Miles

(January 22, 2015) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28th to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.

The enforcement action will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the marked crossing on SW Capitol Highway at SW Miles. 

This location was chosen at the request of the community, which has been active in educating and encouraging drivers to be alert, aware and slow down.   The crossing is heavily used by school children and transit riders - a pre-school is on one corner and the crossing also supports two TriMet stops and is close to a public school bus pickup and drop off location on SW Miles.

A crosswalk enforcement action includes a pedestrian decoy positioned at marked or unmarked crosswalks. These actions are designed to inform the public of longstanding Oregon crosswalk laws and to improve pedestrian safety.  Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians who jaywalk may be issued a warning or citation by the Portland Police Bureau.

Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right of way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police bureaus do enforcement actions about once each month in response to requests by community members, city traffic safety engineers, and Portland Police to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings.

Learn more about the Transportation Bureau’s safety work at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390 and pedestrian rights and responsibilities at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/435879

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Bring your ideas to the Tryon-Stephens Headwaters Neighborhood Street Plan Open House

Would you walk in your neighborhood if there was a safe and accessible route?

Street with Roadway Not Improved sign

(January 23, 2015)  If you live, work, go to school or play in the neighborhoods near Barbur Boulevard situated between Capitol Highway and Taylors Ferry Road then you are invited to attend the Tryon-Stephens Headwaters Neighborhood Street Plan Open House. Tell us where better local streets and pathways are needed and why. We want to hear what you would like to see improved and what should be preserved.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) are working together on the Tryon-Stephens Headwaters Neighborhood Street Plan. The objective of the street plan is to establish a more connected local street and pathway network and to improve stormwater management systems within the area.

This area has steep slopes, soil that does a poor job of absorbing rain and sensitive natural resources.  All these factors require an integrated approach to street and stormwater improvements. In addition to coordinating PBOT and BES investments in the project area and aligning transportation and stormwater system needs with community priorities, the Tryon-Stephens Headwater Neighborhood Street Plan will:

  • Create a strategy to improve local street connectivity and access to important neighborhood destinations, and
  • Define the primary walking and bicycle networks in the area

 Read more on the project website here http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/65574.


Map of study area for Tryon-Stephens Headwaters Open House Invitation

Monday, January 26, 2015

Drop by anytime from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Overview presentation at 6:00 PM

Stephens Creek Crossing Community Center

(Community Room) 6715 SW 26th Avenue

Use TriMet lines 1, 44, 45, and 64

(Transit stop IDs 965 and 966)

Parking available at Hillsdale Community Church,

6948 SW Capitol Hwy

Traffic Advisory: Crane work to close SW Clay St., between SW Naito and SW First Ave. Jan. 31

(January 30, 2015) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that crane work will close SW Clay Street between SW Naito Parkway and SW First Avenue on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A detour will be in effect during those times.  Traffic will be directed north on SW Naito to SW Jefferson to SW First, and back to SW Clay. Motorists headed westbound may also consider turning from SW Naito to SW Taylor. The south sidewalk on SW Clay will remain open during this work for pedestrian and bicycle access.

The closure is necessary for the contractor to use a crane to lift roofing materials at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. 

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: Winter paving to close lanes on SE Belmont from SE 12th Ave to SE Grand Ave from Feb.3 to Feb. 6

(February 2, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Belmont Street from SE 12th Avenue to SE Grand Avenue from Tuesday, February 3rd through Friday, February 6th, 7 a.m. through 3 p.m. each weekday. This project may also include some weekend work.

 Two lanes will remain open during the afternoon rush hour. Parking will be removed during work hours.

 The lane closures and parking removal will allow crews to grind 1.16 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date. 

 PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

 Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

 The traveling 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.

 This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change

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