July 10 Update: Crews will fog seal the SE Spokane Street to SE Clatsop Street stretch on Monday, July 14 instead of Saturday, July 12. On Saturday, crews will fog seal N Flint Avenue between Russell Street and NE Broadway.
(July 9, 2014) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require rolling closures on SE 19th Avenue from SE Reedway to SE Clatsop streets for fog sealing from July 10 to 12, 7 a.m. to about 6 p.m. each day.
All traffic, including vehicles and bicycles, will be detoured onto SE 17th Avenue. Pedestrians may use the sidewalks but crossings for pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles will be limited to SE Reedway, SE Bybee, SE Spokane and SE Tacoma streets while work is in progress and while the fog sealant dries.
The rolling closures are as follows: SE Reedway to SE Bybee will be closed on July 10; SE Bybee to SE Spokane will be closed July 11 and SE Spokane to SE Clatsop will be closed on July 12.
The rolling closures allow crews to apply fog seal, a mixture of liquefied asphalt and recycled rubber tires that leaves a tough film on the street, protecting the pavement from weather and wear and preventing more costly and lengthy repairs in the future.
The public is asked to stay off the street until the fog sealant is dried and barricades removed. To ensure an effective seal and prevent the sticky fog seal from getting on clothes, pets and vehicles, please keep all vehicles, people and pets off the pavement until the street reopens.
The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes.
Fog sealing depends on warm and dry weather and the schedule may change.