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Traffic Advisory: A smoother street is coming to N Williams Avenue from Stanton to Cook streets, thanks to Fixing Our Streets

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(Oct. 24, 2019) – This weekend, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) contracted crews will be grinding and repaving N Williams Avenue from Stanton to Cook streets, including intersections. The work will require a full street closure and detour starting Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. through Monday, October 28 at 7 a.m.

As part of this Fixing Our Streets-funded paving project, PBOT-contracted crews are also finishing up curb ramp upgrades on N Williams Avenue this week to meet modern ADA requirements.

During construction, N Williams Avenue will be closed from Stanton to Cook streets, including intersections, and on-street parking will be prohibited on Williams. TriMet will have a temporary transit stop at Russell, east of Williams for lines 4, 24, and 44. Sidewalks and crosswalks will remain open.

N Williams detour map

People driving will be detoured along NE Russell to NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. People bicycling will be detoured to NE Rodney Avenue, and people bound for Legacy Emanuel will be detoured to NE Kerby Avenue.

Residents and business owners will not be able to use their driveways during construction. For emergency access, please call Maile Wagner at (971) 331-5089.

Sidewalks and crosswalks will remain open. Flaggers will be on-site to assist people walking in crossing safely. Please avoid the area if possible and expect delays as we repair this section of road. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all 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:

For project updates on closures and detours: Visit to learn more and sign up for email or text updates.

Open during construction!

Williams Avenue businesses will be open during construction. Parking is available on side streets during the street closure.

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


About Fixing Our Streets:

In May 2016, Portland voters put their trust in the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) when they approved Measure 26-173, a new 10-cent gas tax for fixing our streets and making them safer. This was the first local funding source in the city’s history dedicated exclusively to the city’s transportation needs. With these funds, PBOT has been working hard to deliver for Portland. Under the banner of Fixing Our Streets, PBOT manages every project funded by these taxes to maintain a safe and reliable transportation system for everyone.

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