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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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NE Columbia Boulevard at NE MLK Jr Boulevard Intersection Improvements

The westbound right turn movement at the intersection of NE Columbia Boulevard and NE MLK Jr. Boulevard moves a significant amount of freight traffic.

The traffic demand for this right turn in particular is the highest at this intersection; while congestion and other geometry issues create barriers to freight mobility. 

The NE Columbia Boulevard at OR 99E/MLK Jr. Blvd project will construct a dedicated westbound right turn lane on NE Columbia Blvd. at the intersection of NE MLK Jr. Blvd. and NE Columbia Blvd.

A 12-foot City standard sidewalk adjacent to the proposed right turn lane and a new traffic signal will also be constructed. The project is funded with federal funds.

The project was awarded to Just Bucket Construction and they will be constructing the project this summer.

The project will closing one of the two lanes on Columbia Blvd as well as MLK Jr Blvd from 8 to 4pm but open them up each day for traffic to allow two travel lanes.