PBOT will construct 14 additional projects in East Portland in 2020, investing another $45 million in safer and improved streetsRead More…
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(June 4, 2019) Construction is underway on the East Portland Active Transportation to Transit Project (EPAT)! We’re improving access to 19 TriMet bus stops along the SE Division Street corridor from SE 101st to SE 143rd avenues by infilling missing sidewalk, constructing new ADA-accessible driveways and corner ramps, and adding three new signalized pedestrian crossings across SE Division Street. But don’t let the name fool you! The project is also improving safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists on multiple streets in East Portland.
In addition to making it easier to get to and from your bus stop, EPAT is also constructing the 130’s Neighborhood Greenway, a 5-mile north-south neighborhood greenway between the Springwater Corridor and the I-84 multi-use path. It’s also installing a protected bikeway on NE Glisan Street from NE 122nd to NE 148th avenues– a total of 1.3 miles of protected bikeway along this high crash corridor! This section of protected bikeway will merge with the other safety improvements coming to NE Glisan as part of the East Glisan Street Update.
Construction is expected to continue through this summer and be complete sometime this fall. In the meantime, here’s a few more numbers to get you excited about the future of these streets:
This $6.2 million project is made possible by Metro’s regional flexible funding program, PBOT Transportation System Development Charges and PBOT’s share of the state gas tax. Learn more about the East Portland Active Transportation to Transit at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/EPAT.