(January 9, 2015) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that tower crane work will close NE Multnomah St between NE 7th Ave and NE 9th Ave beginning at 6 pm tonight and extending through Sunday. The street will reopen before Monday’s commute.
A detour will be in effect during those times. Westbound traffic will be directed north on NE 9th Ave to NE Halsey St to NE 7th Ave and back to NE Multnomah St. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south on NE 7th Ave, east on NE Holladay St, and north on NE 9th Ave.
Bicycle traffic should follow the same detours as vehicle traffic.
Pedestrian traffic should follow the existing construction detours. Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained.
The closure is necessary for the contractor constructing the Hassalo on Eighth project to dismantle the tower crane on the south side of Multnomah Street. A second weekend closure will occur in February to take down a second tower crane.
The public is advised to travel cautiously in the work zone and to observe detours. Travelers are advised to use alternate routes if possible.