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Traffic Advisory: A smoother street is coming to N Denver Avenue from Lombard to Watts streets, thanks to Fixing Our Streets

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PBOT-contracted crews pave N Denver Avenue on a beautiful autumn day. Photo by PBOT.

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(Oct. 25, 2019) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) advises that PBOT-contracted crews will be grinding down the southbound lane on N Denver Avenue between Lombard and Watts streets on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to prepare it for paving.

Work will begin at 8 a.m. and will be completed by 3 p.m. Northbound traffic be unaffected, while southbound traffic will follow the detour currently in place at N Interstate Avenue. Nearby residents can expect construction noise and people driving can expect delays on N Denver Avenue between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians and access to driveways will be maintained for the duration of the work. Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel.  PBOT-contracted crews will continue to complete ADA curb ramp improvements and anticipate completing paving work ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, weather permitting.

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:

PBOT greatly appreciates the patience and understanding of nearby residents and businesses as we work to wrap up this construction project.

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

Open during construction!

Kenton 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.