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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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N Denver: Lombard to Watts

What's happening now?:

Construction begins on Tuesday, September 5 and will continue through Friday, November 9, 2019 (weather permitting) 

Construction Schedule:

Sept. 3 - Set up Temporary Traffic Control Plan/Detour  

Sept. 5 - Construct new ADA Ramps 

Sept. 9 - Nov. 1: Southbound traffic on N. Denver Avenue between Lombard and Watts will be detoured to N. Interstate Avenue.

November 5 - Striping and signage installation 

November 9 - Project completion (weather permitting)


During construction, we ask the public to travel with caution, observe all detours and directions provided by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes whenever possible.

Sidewalks will remain open and access to driveways will be maintained for the duration of the project. Thanks for your patience! A smooth street is on the way!

Project Background and Description:

N Denver Ave between N Lombard Street and N. Watts Street is getting repaved thanks to Fixing Our Streets!

When PBOT repaves a roadway, we often leverage the opportunity to improve safety at the same time and review the lane configuration, bike facilities, and crossings. We initially proposed repaving N Denver Avenue this summer, including protected bike lanes, transit stops and crossing medians.

Our project team has determined that the project can be delivered with standard bike lanes and curb-tight parking while leaving open the potential to switch to parking-protected bike lanes as part of a future project. In the interest of moving forward with the needed paving maintenance in 2019, this is what we will do.


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Construction Timeline: Sept. 5 - Nov. 9, 2019 (weather permitting)

Current Project Phase: Design

Total Project Budget: $1,909,470, funded through Fixing Our Streets



Geren Shankar  - Project Manager 

(503) 823-4793

Last Updated: 8/28/2019


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