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Traffic Advisory Update: Additional paving on W Burnside Street at 18th and 19th avenues rescheduled for Wednesday night

(Sept. 9, 2019) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) advises that night paving on W Burnside Street was postponed on Sunday due to rain and has been rescheduled to the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Work will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday night, allowing Portland Thorns fans time to leave Providence Park after the match vs. North Carolina. Paving will be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday. 


(Sept. 5, 2019) The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises that night paving on W Burnside will continue on Sunday evening, Sept. 8. Work will begin at 9 p.m. and will be completed by 6 a.m. on Monday morning. Crews have completed paving on the outer lanes of W Burnside, and will now pave the two innermost lanes. 

w burnside paving

A freshly paved lane on W Burnside, looking west. Photo by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Nearby residents can expect construction noise and people driving can expect significant delays on West Burnside between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. One outer lane in each direction will remain open on W Burnside. Sidewalks will remain open for people walking. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane detours 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:

The night work is necessary to ensure crews can work in a safe and efficient manner without closing down this critical transportation corridor during the day. West Burnside is a difficult location for road work and PBOT greatly appreciates the patience and understanding of nearby residents and businesses as we work to wrap up this construction project.

Following this night work, crews will test and active the new traffic signals and install remaining concrete islands during regular working hours. 

This work remains 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 before and after rendering