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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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SE Hawthorne Pave and Paint

Hawthorne Boulevard in its current condition


Hawthorne Boulevard Project Extents

SE Hawthorne Pave and Paint is coordinating with other projects on SE Hawthorne Blvd, including Central City in Motion's Project 12 (SE Hawthorne / Madison Multimodal Improvements) and the Sunnyside South Sewer and Green Street Project.


What’s happening now?

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) staff are gathering information about how SE Hawthorne Boulevard is working today. We are looking at a variety of data sources. We also want to learn from you!

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Project Background & Description:

SE Hawthorne Boulevard is due for maintenance paving. PBOT is scheduled to repave the street from 24th Ave to 50th Ave during summer of 2021. PBOT is looking at ways to leverage this opportunity to improve safety and make other changes to better serve people and businesses on SE Hawthorne Boulevard. PBOT’s Vison Zero team has identified SE Hawthorne Boulevard as one of 30 high crash corridors within the city.

  • What is the scope of this project?

    PBOT will repave and restripe SE Hawthorne Boulevard from SE 24th Ave to 50th Ave. The project will also reconstruct curb ramps that don’t meet Americans with Disability Act standards. As part of this project, PBOT will evaluate different striping options, including street crossings and lane markings. We will also identify further changes that PBOT may be able to make in a potential separate future project; these may include changes between SE 12th and 24th avenues.
  • What is the project timeline?

    PBOT will complete the project scoping and planning by Fall 2020. During this phase, PBOT will work with the community to identify issues and consider potential solutions on SE Hawthorne Boulevard.  PBOT will conduct detailed project design and engineering in the fall and winter of 2020. For construction, PBOT is coordinating the project schedule with the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES). BES is scheduled to do work on Hawthorne and within the Sunnyside neighborhood around the same time – Sunnyside South Sewer and Green Street Project. BES and PBOT are working together to minimize construction impacts and sequence the repaving after the sewer pipe work. Project construction is scheduled to take place in spring and early summer of 2021.
  • Hawthorne is included as a Rose Lane Project proposed candidate pilot. 
    The SE Hawthorne Pave and Paint project will evaluate potential transit priority treatments in coordination with the Rose Lane Project. Rose Lane pilot transit priority treatments may be included as part of the SE Hawthorne Pave and Paint or with a separate project. 



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Project Manager Contact Information:

Karla Kingsley

Updated: 01/14/2020