Smooth streets and safer crossings are coming to North Portland as crews with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) begin work on the N Williams Avenue (Stanton to Cook) paving project, funded by Fixing Our Streets, a voter-approved 10-cent gas tax for fixing streets and making them safer.
What's happening now?
PBOT-contracted crews have already begun work on N Williams Avenue and will wrap up by the end of the year, weather permitting.
PBOT-contracted crews will grind down existing pavement and replace it, improve pedestrian crossings, and upgrade nine curb ramps to meet modern ADA requirements. These improvements will increase access and provide safety for people crossing N Williams Avenue and traveling along the corridor.
PBOT’s work will require partial, intermittent closures at intersections as well as a full weekend closure this fall. During the weekend closure, people driving will be detoured to N Kerby Avenue and people biking will be detoured to NE Rodney Avenue. Lane closures allow crews to safely and efficiently grind and pave the four blocks of this important corridor.
Sidewalks will remain open throughout construction. PBOT crews will also ensure that residents and area businesses have access to their homes and properties throughout construction.
PBOT encourages Portlanders who live, work, or travel on N Williams Avenue in this area to sign up for updates on all detours and closures. Enter your email above.
During construction, PBOT asks the public to travel with caution, observe all detours and directions provided by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes whenever possible. Learn what you can expect in our work zones and how you can help everyone stay safe by watching this video: https://youtu.be/lx3RkJjkjSE
Construction Timeline: Work is underway and will wrap up by the end of the year, weather permitting.
Project Phase: Construction
Project Budget: $620,000 from Fixing Our Streets
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Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
Last Updated: September 12, 2019