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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 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Project Background

The Foster Transportation and Streetscape Project delivered 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 has transformed 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 transformed 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 supports and enhances the growing mix of businesses and residences in the neighborhood.

Among the improvements on SE Foster Road:

  • 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 came from the Fixing our Streets Program, the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal District, Portland Transportation System Development Charges and a federal grant.

For Business Owners:

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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

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.

Map of Improvements

Location and design of improvements