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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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Construction Updates

Construction Update 2/21/20:

Tree cutting and trimming in the following locations is scheduled for March 2 through March 20:

  • The public right-of-way of SW Capitol Highway between SW Garden Home Road and SW Taylors Ferry Road
  • The public right-of-way on the north side of SW Multnomah Boulevard west of SW 40th Avenue
  • City property on the south side of SW Dolph Court one block east of SW Capitol Highway
  • City property and right-of-way at the south end of SW 42nd Avenue south of SW Alice Street

Tree crews under contract with both PGE and PBOT will be active in these locations. You can expect occasional lane closures and flagging at times to safely remove and trim trees. In advance of the tree cutting, a city biologist will be present to look for bird nests, in compliance with federal and state laws protecting wildlife.

Trees fully on private property will not be removed until easement agreements are reached with affected property owners, most likely in May.


Construction Update 1/31/20:

Thanks to those who were able to attend the construction open house on January 30. We had over 150 people attend! To download a PDF version of the display boards, which includes a construction schedule and sequencing diagram, click here.

Tree Tagging, Trimming and Cutting

Starting February 3, a certified arborist will be tagging trees along the SW Capitol Highway corridor and in the stormwater facility properties on SW Dolph Court and at the end of SW 42nd Avenue. Actual tree removal and trimming will begin the week of February 17 at the earliest.

The first phase of tree removal will focus only on trees in the public right-of-way of SW Capitol Highway between Garden Home and Taylors Ferry Roads, in the public right-of-way of SW Multnomah Boulevard between 40th and 45th Avenues, and on two city-owned properties – one each in the 4000 block of SW Dolph Court and the 9300 block of SW 42nd Avenue.

Later phases of tree removal in April/May will include about a dozen trees on private property along SW Capitol Highway, and numerous small trees in the proposed stormwater facility locations off of SW Multnomah Boulevard between 40th and 45th Avenues. Tree removal in these property locations will be authorized by temporary construction easements and property acquisitions currently in process – these transactions include compensation to property owners. Trees cut later in the spring will require a city biologist to be on site to monitor for bird nests.

Trees affected by the project in any way will have aluminum tags installed with tree identification numbers. If the tree is to be removed or trimmed, it will have a spray paint marking in addition to the aluminum tag. If a tree has an aluminum tag but no spray paint, that means that the tree will remain and will have protection measures in place during construction. If you have questions or want to see the tree plans, please contact project staff.

Right-of-way process

Wooden stakes with pink flagging and some pink paint can be seen along the corridor. These stakes indicate where temporary and permanent easements are needed for construction - PBOT is currently corresponding with property owners regarding these easement agreements.


Construction Open House Boards

PDF version of the display boards presented at the Construction Open House on January 30, 2020.