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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Foster Transportation and Streetscape Project

SE Foster at 84th

 SE Foster at 84th Avenue


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The Foster Transportation and Streetscape Project will deliver a street that is safer and more attractive for people walking, biking, taking transit and driving. With improved crossings and other safety features, modern signals, new pavement, 190 street trees and new decorative street lights, the project will transform Foster Road into an inviting thoroughfare that supports a vibrant commercial district and enhances the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods.

The project extends from SE 50th Avenue to the western edge of the Lents Town Center at SE 90th Avenue. The changes to the street and urban design will transform Foster Road from a high speed, auto-oriented corridor into a more balanced streetscape that is safer and more accessible for people walking, biking, taking transit and driving. Additionally, the new design will support and enhance the growing mix of businesses and residences in the neighborhood.

Among the changes coming to SE Foster Road by Fall 2018:

  • Complete road reconstruction and repaving from SE 82nd to 90th Avenue.
  • New, upgraded traffic signals at SE Holgate and 72nd Avenue.
  • Wider sidewalks (from five feet to nine feet) between SE 83rd and 90th Avenue.
  • New median refuge islands with rapid flash beacons at six locations: SE 58th, SE Mall, SE 65th, SE 69th, SE 74th and SE 84th Avenue.
  • New center turn lane and bicycle lanes from SE 52nd to 90th Ave
  • New street trees and ornamental street lighting.
  • Upgraded ADA curb ramps at 69 locations.

Funding for the $9 million Foster Road Project comes from the Fixing our Streets Program, the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal District, Portland Transportation System Development Charges and a federal grant.

FOSTER IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS! PBOT encourages neighbors and summer event enthusiasts to support these and other Foster / Lents community events during construction:

Lents International Farmers Market, Sundays, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM event details  

Green Lents Garage Sale, July 7, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  event details 

In coordination with the Foster Area Business Association (FABA), business promotions and specials will be promoted on and Facebook throughout the summer.

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For Business Owners:

Prosper Portland may be able to provide a loan, grant or technical assistance to qualified businesses and property owners for the purpose of growing your business, improving your place of business or redeveloping your commercial property. Call or email Nixie Stark at Prosper Portland to find out if you are eligible. Nixie Stark (503) 823-0465

Map of Improvements

Location and design of improvements

Engineering Plans

Construction plan set

Foster FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Foster Transportation and Streetscape Project

Foster Road Scope of Work

Foster Road Transportation and Streetscape Project elements include: New roadway configuration, streetscape improvements, crossing improvements, and traffic signal efficiency and safety.