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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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North Rivergate Boulevard Overcrossing

A rendering of Rivergate Overcrossing

What’s Happening Now?

The project is completing final design and moving to construction in the Summer on 2019. 


Project Background:

The project will construct a new bridge to elevate North Rivergate Blvd over the Union Pacific RR tracks crossing the roadway.  Currently rail operations block North Rivergate Blvd for long time periods causing traffic congestion affecting one of the region’s largest industrial area. In 2016 the Port of Portland received a grant from the U.S Department of Transportation’s TIGER program to construct an overcrossing on N. Rivergate Blvd. The project has also received funding from Metro, the Oregon Department of Transportation and City of Portland Transportation System Development Charges. 

Construction Dates: 

Construction begins: July 2019

North Rivergate Blvd closes to traffic: September 2019

North Rivergate Overcrossing opens: December 2020

Project Complete: March 2021

Project Cost:

$25.8 Million


Project Manager: Dan Layden, (503) 823-2804