PORTLAND, Ore. – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on southbound NE 33rd Drive between NE Argyle Street and also on NE Columbia Boulevard beginning 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, through noon Friday, May 10.
The public is advised to expect delays on both NE 33rd Drive and NE Columbia Boulevard. The public is also advised to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.
The roadwork will be performed on NE Columbia Boulevard, on an overpass over NE 33rd Drive. On Columbia Boulevard, the two eastbound travel lanes will be reduced to one during the work. The two lanes westbound on Columbia Boulevard will remain open at all times.
Motorists traveling on southbound 33rd Drive will be detoured onto NE Argyle Street to NE 21st Avenue. From there, drivers can access eastbound and westbound NE Columbia Boulevard.
City crews will cover the concrete road surface with an epoxy overlay to protect the road surface and improve traction. The finished product is expected to look and feel like the westbound lanes the Transportation Bureau resurfaced in 2012.
This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change.