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

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Traffic Advisory: SW Stephenson St at Boones Ferry Rd to close Aug 4-17 for safety improvements

(August 1, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that reconstruction of the SW Stephenson and Boones Ferry intersection will require the full closure of SW Stephenson Street between SW Stephenson Court and SW Boones Ferry Road from Monday, August 4 through Sunday, August 17, 2014 all hours and all days.

Crews are realigning the intersection to improve safety and sight lines for travelers turning onto SW Boones Ferry Road from SW Stephenson Street.

During construction, the public is advised to expect delays, travel cautiously, observe all closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

Eastbound traffic on SW Stephenson Street will be detoured at SW Lancaster Road.  All westbound traffic will be detoured at SW Arnold Street. 

Local access to residences will be provided.

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

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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on Swan Island's Anchor St AND N Going Court slated for Aug.6-13

(August 5, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of N Anchor Street from N Channel Avenue to N Basin Avenue AND a full closure of N Going Court from N Greeley Avenue to N Going Street beginning Wednesday, August 6 through Wednesday August 13, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. Some weekend work may occur.

The lane closure and street closure will allow crews to grind and pave 1.43 lane miles.

Traffic restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays with some detours around N Going Court. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents. 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.

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

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News Advisory: Crosswalk enforcement action slated for Aug 11 at NE 82nd Ave and NE Pacific Street

 

(August 6, 2014) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Monday, August 11th at the unmarked crosswalk of NE 82nd Avenue and NE Pacific Street from 9 am. to 1 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws.

Under Oregon law, every intersection is a legal crosswalk whether it is marked or unmarked.  Drivers must stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk.

The NE 82nd Avenue and NE Pacific Street crossing has no paint lines at the crosswalk. It does have a pedestrian median island and signage to alert drivers to the possible presence of pedestrians in the crossing.  

SE 82nd Avenue is one of 10 High Crash Corridors that the transportation bureau has identified and targeted as a priority for safety improvements and education. 

Each crosswalk enforcement action involves a designated pedestrian crossing at a marked or unmarked crosswalk while police monitor how motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians adhere to traffic safety laws. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians who fail to follow Oregon traffic laws may be issued a warning or citation.

Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Sharon White will serve as the designated pedestrian crossing the street during the first half of the action and a Portland police officer will serve that role during the second half.

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.                                       

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News Advisory: Safety improvements coming to N Williams Avenue this fall, open house Aug. 12 to preview changes

(August 7, 2014) -  Major changes to improve safety for all travelers are coming this fall to North Williams Avenue, a corridor that serves a growing neighborhood as well as being a popular commuting route for vehicles, bicycles and transit between downtown and North Portland. 

The Portland Bureau of Transportation will preview the N Williams Traffic Safety and Operation Project’s new street design and construction plans at an open house August 12th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 2926 N Williams Ave.  

The project was developed in 2012 after a 16-month public involvement process that addressed community concerns over development and traffic safety.   A$1.5 million grant received in 2013 from the Oregon Department of Transportation is funding the improvements, which will extend from NE Broadway to N Killingsworth Street.

The project creates a new street design that eliminates one travel lane and provides a new, buffered bicycle lane on the left side of the street to reduce conflicts with buses; improves crosswalks for pedestrian safety, reduces the speed limit and also creates a new traffic signal at the busy N Cook Street intersection.

Construction is anticipated to begin in early September and be completed within three months.  Construction mainly consists of restriping the street and crosswalks, installing curb extensions, and the traffic signal.   More details are available at northwilliamssafety.org, and this map.

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News Advisory: Safety improvements coming to N Williams Avenue this fall, open house Aug. 12 to preview changes

(August 7, 2014) -  Major changes to improve safety for all travelers are coming this fall to North Williams Avenue, a corridor that serves a growing neighborhood as well as being a popular commuting route for vehicles, bicycles and transit between downtown and North Portland. 

The Portland Bureau of Transportation will preview the N Williams Traffic Safety and Operation Project’s new street design and construction plans at an open house August 12th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 2926 N Williams Ave.  

The project was developed in 2012 after a 16-month public involvement process that addressed community concerns over development and traffic safety.   A$1.5 million grant received in 2013 from the Oregon Department of Transportation is funding the improvements, which will extend from NE Broadway to N Killingsworth Street.

The project creates a new street design that eliminates one travel lane and provides a new, buffered bicycle lane on the left side of the street to reduce conflicts with buses; improves crosswalks for pedestrian safety, reduces the speed limit and also creates a new traffic signal at the busy N Cook Street intersection.

Construction is anticipated to begin in early September and be completed within three months.  Construction mainly consists of restriping the street and crosswalks, installing curb extensions, and the traffic signal.   More details are available at northwilliamssafety.org, and this map.

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