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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Traffic Advisory: West Burnside street improvements will temporarily close one westbound lane starting Friday, March 15

(March 13, 2019) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) advises the traveling public that street improvements will temporarily close the northernmost westbound lane of West Burnside between NW 18th Avenue and NW 19th Avenue beginning this Friday, March 15 at 6 a.m. The lane will be closed all hours and all days from March 15 through March 29, to allow for the installation of new curb ramps and crossings. 

While one westbound lane will remain open, the traveling public can expect significant delays traveling west on Burnside, particularly during the evening commute. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all construction signage, and use alternate routes if possible. This closure is necessary to ensure crews can work in a safe and efficient manner and to allow the concrete to cure to the appropriate strength.  

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

These improvements are part of the West Burnside Multimodal Project, one of a series of safety improvements PBOT is making along the corridor. For more information or to sign up for e-updates, visit our project webpage

W BURNSIDE MULTIMODAL BEFORE AND PLANED