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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 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Fixing our Streets:  Paving

Well maintained streets are vital to getting Portlanders from place to place easily, safely and sustainably. PBOT is responsible for maintaining over 4800 miles of city streets. 60% of those streets are neighborhood streets. The rest are busy streets that Portlanders use daily to get to work and school, that our businesses use to move freight and get their goods to market, and that buses use to get transit riders to their destinations.

PBOT focuses our paving work on keeping streets from falling into poor or very poor condition. This approach saves Portland money because the worse a street’s condition, the more expensive it is to fix.

The Fixing our Streets paving projects that are detailed here will not completely meet all of Portland’s street maintenance needs. But they are a significant step in the right direction; they will help Portland close the gap and get more streets into the condition that Portlanders expect.


Paving Projects*


SE Foster Road


N Denver: Lombard to Watts


N Williams: Stanton to Cook


SW 4th Ave: Lincoln to Burnside


SW Capitol Hwy: Multnomah to Texas


NE Halsey: 102nd to Weidler


SW Vermont Street


SE 136th: Foster to Division


SE 50th: Division to Hawthorne


SW Naito: Harrison to Jefferson


SW Main: 1st to 3rd


NE Alberta: 15th to 30th


NE 42nd Ave: Brazee to Wistaria Dr + NE Wistaria Dr: 42nd to Cesar Chavez


Base Repair






 *This paving list is based on current Pavement Management System analysis.  It is illustrative of the work that is possible.  Modifications will be reviewed with the citizen oversight committee.

Questions or comments about Fixing Our Streets may be submitted to:

SW Vermont Street

Repave all of SW Vermont St and between SW 30th Ave and the Portland city limit near SW 65th Ave.

SE 50th Avenue: SE Division to SE Hawthorne

Paving and curb ramp updates on SE 50th from SE Division to SE Hawthorne.

SE Foster Road

Paving and curb ramp updates from SE 82nd Ave to 90th Ave on Foster Road.

Lombard St: N Ramsey to 2,500' N

Grind and pave project

N Williams: Stanton to Cook

Grind and pave project

SE 136th Paving + Sidewalks to Opportunity

The aim of the SE 136th Sidewalks to Opportunity project is to improve neighbors’ connections to community amenities in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood and surrounding areas.

NE Halsey: 102nd to Weidler

A three inch grind and pave of NE Halsey between 102nd Avenue and Weidler, as well as upgraded ADA ramps for all curbs within the paving area.