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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Sidewalk Problems Illustrated

SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE STANDARDS

2019


Any one or more of the below criteria applies to sidewalk, driveway and setback areas in the City right-of-way, where concrete or asphalt exists. These are general guidelines and the Sidewalk Repair Inspector will use his/her professional judgement to determine additional needed repairs.


 

1.  Trip hazard
     Sidewalks will be cited for repair when there is a vertical step separation equal to or greater than 1/2".

Illustration of Vertical Step Separation

2.  Openings or cracks
     Sidewalks will be cited for repair when openings or holes in the sidewalk equal or exceed 1/2".

Illustration of openings or cracks in a sidewalk

3. Spalling Sidewalks
     Sidewalks will be cited for repair when the sidewalk surface is chipped or deteriorated to a depth equal or greater than 1/2".

Illustration of spalling sidewalks