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Get Portland Moving Projects in Portland's Central City:

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Traffic impacts in the Central City for June - July 2017:

Traffic Impacts June July 2017

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Morrison Bridge Lift Span Deck

Project Overview: The project will replace the deck on the lift span of the Morrison Bridge. The deck installed in 2012 will be replaced with a deck made of an open steel grating with a top layer of concrete to provide a solid driving surface with good traction.

Traffic Impacts: Work on the deck will impact traffic from April through October. Four of the six traffic lanes will be closed as the contractor removes the old deck and installs the new one. The westbound lane is only open to traffic exiting I-5 and I-84. Many drivers will likely use the Hawthorne and Burnside bridges, especially for westbound trips. There will be several weekend or night bridge closures.  Bridge closures will also be needed in June and September when the concrete is poured, so that vibrations from traffic don’t damage the concrete while it cures. These two closures may be as long as 7 days. Dates will be announced a few months before the closures. After the new deck is installed in fall 2017, the bridge will reopen to buses and large trucks and the speed limit will be restored to 35 miles per hour.

Timeline: March 2017 to October 2017 

 


 

Burnside Bridge Maintenance Project

Project Overview: The purpose of the Burnside Bridge maintenance project is to make a number of repairs that will keep the bridge in service another 15 - 20 years. These include structural, mechanical, electrical and surface repairs.  

Traffic Impacts: Until fall 2017, the Burnside maintenance project will focus on repairs below the bridge deck. Those repairs include repairing crumbling concrete on parts of the bridge that span I-5 and I-84. To complete those repairs, ODOT will need to close parts of the freeways on four weekends in April and May. Closures are from Friday night to early Monday morning: 

- The first two weekends (April 14 -16 and April 21-23) will close the southbound freeway lanes.  

- The last two weekends (May 5-7 and May 12-14) will close the northbound lanes.

At the west end, repairs will be made to parts of the bridge near the First Avenue MAX station. This work will be coordinated with TriMet repairs to the light rail tracks. This work will close the MAX stop. Repairs near the MAX stop are scheduled the first three weeks in May. In fall 2017 there will be lane closures on SW Naito Parkway under the west end of the bridge. Two traffic lanes on the bridge will not close until mid-fall 2017, after completion of projects that close lanes on the Broadway and Morrison bridges.

Timeline: April 2017 to November 2019 

 


Broadway Bridge Rall Wheel Replacement

Traffic Impacts: In order to replace the bridge parts, which are above the traffic lanes, the contractor will close the two outside traffic lanes from early May until this fall. The two inside traffic lanes will remain open for traffic, including the Portland Streetcar and TriMet’s Route 17 bus line. The sidewalks will also remain open at most times.

There will be several nights and weekends at the start and end of the project when the bridge will be closed so that traffic control can be set up and removed. Short closures will also be needed at off-peak times when heavy equipment and parts are moved on the bridge.

Timeline: May 2017 to October 2017

Questions on Multnomah County projects, please contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, mike.j.pullen@multco.us, 503-209-4111

 


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Pioneer Courthouse Square Restoration Project 

 

Traffic Impacts: The sidewalk along Burnside will be closed in order to allow repairs to the square. To accommodate pedestrians, a single vehicle lane in Broadway has been converted into a pedestrian walkway. Two vehicle lanes, and one bicycle lane will remain open in Broadway for the duration of the project. Corner ramps will be reconstructed to meet ADA requirements. The ramp at Broadway and Yamhill will be constructed in May. The ramp at Broadway and Morrison will be constructed in July. While corner ramps are closed, pedestrian paths and detours will be setup to safely guide pedestrians past the work zones.

Timeline: Late January, 2017 – July 2017 (substantial completion) / September 2017 (final completion) 

Questions on Portland Parks and Recreation projects, please contact: Robin Johnson Craig, Parks Project Manager, robin.johnsoncraig@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-4182

 


pwb logo Southeast Lincoln and Grand, West of Southeast Sixth Avenue

Project Overview: This project will install approximately 410 feet of 8-inch main, install 1 fire hydrant, and renew 3 1-inch services.

Construction Timeline: March 31, 2017 to Sept. 28, 2017

 


pwb logo Clay Street Crossing Flow Meter

Project Overview: This project will install a new 36-inch electromagnetic flowmeter and Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) Cabinet.

Construction Timeline: April 1, 2017 to June 23, 2017

 


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Fixing Our Streets: SW Main Street (1st to 3rd Ave)

Project Overview: Paving and restriping on SW Main Street from 1st to 3rd Avenue. Several measures will also be taken to increase safety for bikes and pedestrians. These improvements include addressing bicycle safety for bikes coming off the Hawthorne Bridge and merging with buses stopping between 1st and 2nd Avenue. All of these improvements will increase safety and efficiency while decreasing conflicts between drivers, buses, and people on bikes and on foot. The project is expected to be finished in 2017.

Construction Timeline: Fall 2017

 


PBOT logoSW Bond Avenue Extension

Project Overview: South Waterfront is growing. As part of the continued build-out of this burgeoning Central City neighborhood, PBOT is partnering with the Portland Development Commission (PDC)Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Zidell companies to extend SW Bond Avenue between RiverPlace and the Portland Aerial Tram.

In summer 2016 work began on Phase 1 of the SW Bond Avenue Extension, from SW River Parkway (under the Marquam Bridge) to SW Porter Street (Tilikum Crossing). This new road will serve the growing OHSU Schnitzer Campus, including the Knight Cancer Research Building. Together with future phases of SW Bond Avenue, this road ultimately will become a critical north-south transportation artery through all of South Waterfront.

Construction Timeline: February 2017 - November 2018

 


PBOT logoPaving: SW Jefferson from SW 20th to Park Avenue 

Project Overview: This project is part of PBOT's regular pavement maintenance. The grind and pave treatment is used for high-traffic streets which are typically in fair condition with little or no evidence of failure in the road base. The top two inches are asphalt are ground down, recycled and the road is repaved. Street maintenance is heavily weather dependent and paving dates are subject to change.

Construction Timeline: Weather dependent.

 


PBOT logoPaving: SW Morrison from SW 18th to SW 11th

Project Overview: This project is part of PBOT's regular pavement maintenance. The grind and pave treatment is used for high-traffic streets which are typically in fair condition with little or no evidence of failure in the road base. The top two inches are asphalt are ground down, recycled and the road is repaved. Street maintenance is heavily weather dependent and paving dates are subject to change.

Construction Timeline: Weather dependent.

 


PBOT logoPaving: SW Caruthers from SW 6th to SW 3rd 

Project Overview: This project is part of PBOT's regular pavement maintenance. The grind and pave treatment is used for high-traffic streets which are typically in fair condition with little or no evidence of failure in the road base. The top two inches are asphalt are ground down, recycled and the road is repaved. Street maintenance is heavily weather dependent and paving dates are subject to change.

Construction Timeline: Weather dependent.

 


PBOT logoPaving: SW Arthur from SW 3rd to SW 1st

Project Overview: This project is part of PBOT's regular pavement maintenance. The grind and pave treatment is used for high-traffic streets which are typically in fair condition with little or no evidence of failure in the road base. The top two inches are asphalt are ground down, recycled and the road is repaved. Street maintenance is heavily weather dependent and paving dates are subject to change.

Construction Timeline: Weather dependent.

 


PBOT logoPaving: SE Sandy from SE Stark to E Burnside

Project Overview: This project is part of PBOT's regular pavement maintenance. The grind and pave treatment is used for high-traffic streets which are typically in fair condition with little or no evidence of failure in the road base. The top two inches are asphalt are ground down, recycled and the road is repaved. Street maintenance is heavily weather dependent and paving dates are subject to change.

Construction Timeline: Weather dependent.

 


PBOT logoPaving: SE Clay from Union Pacific Rail Tracks to SE 4th Ave

Project Overview: This project is part of PBOT's regular pavement maintenance. The grind and pave treatment is used for high-traffic streets which are typically in fair condition with little or no evidence of failure in the road base. The top two inches are asphalt are ground down, recycled and the road is repaved. Street maintenance is heavily weather dependent and paving dates are subject to change.

Construction Timeline: Weather dependent.

 

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