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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 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Traffic Advisory: Construction activities clean-up on SW Capitol Highway this week

(Oct. 22, 2019) Summer went by too fast! Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) contracted crews didn’t quite complete the Capitol Highway Paving Project before the rainy season, and so are cleaning up and hibernating for the winter. There will be no sign of construction. The road will be open and driveable. Access to businesses will be returned to normal.

To prevent flooding and improve safety, PBOT-contracted crews will clean up the construction area at SW Capitol Highway and 35th Avenue. Crews will complete work by Sunday, Oct. 27.

To prepare for winter, crews will be removing steel plates from the roadway to finish paving excavated areas, installing permanent stop signs, and installing temporary crosswalk markings.

Streets and sidewalks will remain open Construction activities will not require detours. Flaggers will be on-site to manage traffic. Learn what you can expect in our work zones and how you can help everyone stay safe by watching this video:


Open during construction!

Multnomah Village is open for business during construction! Join PBOT to celebrate the project’s season closing on Thursday, Oct. 31 for Halloween in the Village.

Why is work being extended to 2020?

PBOT-contracted crews met unanticipated construction challenges this summer which required additional time to address, including sinkholes in the road base at SW 35th Avenue.

When will the work be complete?

PBOT will share additional updates and an anticipated 2020 construction schedule by February 2020 and will coordinate with businesses to minimize construction impacts.

Thanks for your continued patience while we make SW Capitol Highway a smoother, safer and more accessible street for all.

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