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Traffic Advisory: Paving begins in Multnomah Village for the SW Capitol Highway Paving Project

(July 10, 2019) – Paving for the first section of the SW Capitol Highway Paving Projectbegins on Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m. on SW Capitol Highway from SW 36th Avenue to SW 35th Avenue. The road will reopen on Monday, July 15 at 7 a.m.

This one-block section of SW Capitol Highway which runs one-way eastward through the heart of Multnomah Village has some of the oldest (100 years) and most deteriorated pavement along the corridor and will require a full street rebuild. As a result, the road will be closed to ALL traffic during the construction period to allow crews to remove approximately 18 inches of damaged pavement to the dirt base and rebuild the street from the bottom up.

 base repair youtube video

Learn how PBOT crews rebuild streets by watching this video:

Sidewalks will be open along the full length of the project area and business access will be maintained. During construction, motor vehicles and TriMet bus line 44 heading eastbound will be detoured to SW Multnomah Boulevard via SW 40th Avenue and reconnect to SW Capitol Highway at SW 35th Avenue. Westbound traffic will continue straight on SW Troy Street to SW 40th Avenue to reconnect with SW Capitol Highway.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. Learn what you can expect in our work zones and how you can help everyone stay safe by watching this video:

Multnomah Village open for business

Multnomah Village is open for business during construction! Thanks for your patience while we make SW Capitol Highway a smoother, safer and more accessible street for all. Join PBOT to celebrate the project’s completion at Multnomah Days on Saturday, August 17.

The SW Capitol Highway Paving project is funded by Fixing Our Streets. Learn more about Fixing Our Streets at

Learn more about the project at

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