(May 23, 2014) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that utility work will involve night time lane closures on two blocks of NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard next week. The lane closures between NE Holland and NE Lombard streets will take place from Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 30, 2014 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
A lane shift will be in effect during those times. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane and shifted into one of the southbound lanes. Bicycle traffic should follow the same detours as vehicle traffic. Pedestrian traffic will not be affected.
The closure is necessary for NW Natural crews to perform gas line maintenance at the intersection ofMLK Boulevard and NE Stafford Street. Access to NE Stafford Street east of NE MLK Jr Blvd will be provided via NE Lombard Street and NE 6th Avenue.
The public is advised to travel cautiously in the work zone and to observe detours. Travelers are advised to use alternate routes if possible. Utility work is dependent on weather and the schedule may change.