FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2012
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Freight, pedestrian work in St. Johns to cause traffic delays beginning Thurs.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced today that work to improve safety at three intersections in St. Johns will result in occasional street closures and travel delays beginning Thursday on a designated freight route.
Construction will impact the intersection of N Ivanhoe Street and N St. Louis Avenue and the intersection of N St. Louis and N Lombard Street from March 22 through March 25. The intersection of N Philadelphia Avenue and N Ivanhoe will be impacted the week beginning March 26.
Traffic control will impact the freight route periodically and result in detours. Travelers are advised to drive cautiously and follow signs in work zones and expect delays.
Improving these intersections in St. Johns is a major element of the St. Johns Truck Strategy. The strategy’s goal is to improve freight mobility and neighborhood livability in St. Johns community by safely and efficiently accommodating freight traffic along the designated freight route between the St. Johns Bridge, Rivergate and N Portland Road.
Funding is from a federal grant allocated through the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program.