(June 21, 2017) As summer officially begins, downtown Portland streets are busy with construction and event activity. To help Portlanders and visitors plan their travel, the Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that the following events and construction projects will impact traffic in downtown Portland in the coming days and weeks:
- Capital paving work by the Portland Bureau of Transportation will require rolling closures of SW Oak from SW 3rd to SW 10th Avenues through July 12. Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained.
- Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23 and continuing through Sunday, June 25, Multnomah County will close SW Madison from 1st to 2nd Avenue and SW 1st Avenue from Main to Jefferson to install a crane at the courthouse construction site.
- From June 23 through June 25, NW Park and NW 8th between NW Davis and NW Everett as well as NW Davis from NW Park to NW 8th will be closed for the Portland International Beer Fest.
- Multnomah County will fully close the Morrison Bridge as part of the Morrison Bridge Lift Span Deck replacement project from Monday, June 26 through Tuesday, July 4.
- Multnomah County will close the two outside traffic lanes on the Broadway Bridge on Monday, June 26 after 9 a.m. for a six-month project that will replace four large steel wheels that help open and close the drawbridge for ships to pass.
- From June 27 through July 8, Better Naito will be extended for the Waterfront Blues Festival from SW Jefferson Street to SW Clay Street. This will also close the Hawthorne Bridge ramp on SW Naito Boulevard.
- PBOT Maintenance Crews will conduct a night paving project from 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 to 6 a.m. on Friday, June 30 on N Vancouver Avenue from N Weidler Street and N Broadway Street. This work will require lane closures along the I-5 Southbound Broadway off-ramp.
A calendar of the various traffic impacts can be viewed online here.
Don't forget, during construction Downtown Portland is open for business! To avoid circling around construction to find parking, the City recommends you use SmartPark garages. In addition, BIKETOWN is offering a free ride to help people avoid traffic congestion. Use the code MOVEPDX17 to receive one Single Ride pass, good for a 30-minute trip. Redeem the free ride at biketownpdx.com or by using the BIKETOWN app.
With numerous projects planned for the Central City this year, the City of Portland, together with our agency partners, is leveraging opportunities to identify efficiencies and coordinate projects. Our cooperation will increase the safety and mobility of traveling Portlanders, including pedestrians and cyclists. Learn more at www.movepdx.net.