(March 4, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require intermittent lane closures on NE Broadway at NE 24th Avenue in the coming months as the existing traffic signal is rebuilt and pedestrian improvements constructed.
Pedestrian crossings will be maintained throughout the work schedule as contractors and city crews complete the traffic signal reconstruction. Construction largely will be limited to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to minimize disruptions to travelers. Some weekend work may occur.
At least one traffic lane in each direction will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided. Travelers are asked to observe instructions by flaggers and signage. The public is advised to expect some delays while the project is under construction
This project will provide more direct pedestrian crossings by removing a pedestrian island and installing curb extensions on 24th Avenue. The traffic signal, one of the oldest in the city, is being rebuilt to improve its reliability.
This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.