TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Northeast Halsey Street Improvements Close Lanes

by on Aug 23, 2015 | 0 comments

The city’s Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements require lane closures on Northeast Halsey Street from 132nd to 148th avenues.  Lane closures on Northeast Halsey Street from 132nd to 148th avenues start Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. The work starts tomorrow, Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day. The lane closures allow crews to pave 4.93 lane miles of Northeast Halsey Street in east Portland’s Russell neighborhood. During work hours, expect to see signs indicating lane closures and detours. Consider using alternate routes. Work hours will not affect evening rush hour, though morning peak hours may be affected, PBOT spokesman Dylan Rivera said. Click here for information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service. Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access for businesses and residents is maintained during the project. Expect delays while repairs are being...
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Sandy Boulevard re-opens between 122nd and 138th avenues

by on Sep 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Northeast Sandy Boulevard re-opened between 122nd and 138th avenues today after a four-day closure caused by a burst water pipe, according to Oregon Department of Transportation Public Information officer Don Hamilton. Intermittent lane closures are needed in the weeks ahead to complete the project and pedestrians will need to use caution as the sidewalk work is not yet complete, but Northeast Sandy Blvd. is  once again a through street in the Argay...
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane closures on Fremont Street

by on Apr 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Street improvements next week close lanes on Northeast Fremont Street.   The closures, from Northeast 105th to 112th avenues, begin Wednesday, April 23 to Tuesday, April 29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The lane closures allow work crews to grind down about a mile of deteriorated asphalt in preparation for repaving. Paving will occur during a window of dry weather. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times. Local access to residences and businesses will be provided. The city’s Bureau of Transportation advises the public to expect delays while repairs are being made, and to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and, if possible, use alternate...
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Northeast 148th Avenue closed through Friday

by on Oct 14, 2013 | 0 comments

From today through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18th, construction of a Union Pacific Railroad bridge over Northeast 148th Avenue closes it between Northeast Stanton Street and Northeast 146th Drive in the Wilkes neighborhood. A detour will be in effect during those times. North of Interstate 84, traffic will be directed to Northeast 122nd Avenue or Northeast 162nd Avenue via Northeast Sandy Blvd. South of Interstate 84, traffic will be directed to Northeast 122nd Avenue or Northeast 162nd Avenue via Northeast Halsey Street. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained. If possible, use alternate...
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 148th Avenue closed for construction

by on Aug 17, 2013 | 0 comments

Beginning  Monday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Aug. 30, construction of a new railroad bridge over Northeast 148th Avenue in the Wilkes neighborhood requires its closure. Adding a second set of tracks, Union Pacific Railroad is building a bridge over Northeast 148th Avenue.   Northeast 148th Avenue is accessible for locals only between Northeast Sandy Blvd. and Northeast Halsey Street. To cross Interstate 84, travelers should follow detour routes and use either Northeast 122nd or 162nd avenues. Travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may...
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: final lane striping starts tonight on Sandy Blvd.

by on Jun 27, 2013 | 0 comments

Final lane striping on Sandy Boulevard, between 122nd Avenue and 141st avenues in the Argay neighborhood of outer Northeast Portland, begins tonight, Thursday, June 27 and continues Friday, June 28 as well. Work starts at 8 p.m. each night and finishes by 6 a.m. the following morning. During lane striping, motorists can expect: single lane closures in both directions on Sandy Boulevard traffic signals at 121st Avenue, the 122nd Avenue ramps and 138th Avenue is completely closed and the intersections will be controlled by flaggers, during the work. 122nd Avenue ramps may be closed for several hours at time. look for the signed detours during any closure. Short periods of time — up to 20 minutes — access to and from cross-streets and driveways is closed, allowing the new paint drying...
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Paving closes lanes on Halsey Street in east Portland

by on May 9, 2013 | 0 comments

Beginning Friday, May 10 and continuing through Friday, May 24, street improvements on Northeast Halsey Street between 84th and 92nd avenues require weekday lane closures from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. A popular way to access I-84 westbound, one lane of traffic on Halsey Street will remain open at all times.   The lane closures are necessary to grind down the existing pavement and repave more than two miles of Halsey Street. Expect delays, travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. Access to local residences and businesses will be provided. The work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may...
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Coming soon: I-84 paving project in July

by on Apr 30, 2013 | 0 comments

Plan ahead, because this summer, the Oregon Department of Transportation is repaving both directions of Interstate 84 (Banfield) between Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 (Banfield Expressway). ODOT is  using three directional weekend closures to complete construction more quickly. Construction is scheduled to start in May and be completed in October. This section of I-84 was paved in 2002, and the asphalt has become rutted and worn under heavy traffic since then. The contractor will use the weekend closures to grind off the existing asphalt and repave all lanes, including most of the on and off-ramps. In addition to the paving, all the signs will be replaced and the lanes will be restriped on I-84 westbound at the I-5 merge to help improve safety and reduce traffic congestion. If it goes according to plan, the majority of the work will be completed during the three weekend closures, with only finishing work remaining. The preliminary schedule of weekend closures is: • 10 p.m. Friday, July 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15 I-84 eastbound closed from I-5 to I-205 for grinding and paving • 10 p.m. Friday, July 19 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22 I-84 westbound closed from I-205 to I-5 for grinding and paving • 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5 I-84 westbound closed from I-205 to I-5 for restriping the I-5 merge and replacing signs This schedule is subject to change based on weather and other factors. Get the latest information and stay up to date by visiting ODOT’s website, or calling the construction hotline: 503-731-4663....
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Construction under way on I-205 Airport Way Interchange Improvement Project

by on Feb 22, 2013 | 0 comments

In February, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Port of Portland began construction on the Interstate 205/Airport Way interchange project. Currently, drivers trying to get on I-205 northbound from Airport Way can experience delays of up to 45 minutes during peak travel times. With more than 10,000 workers depending on Airport Way for daily commutes, deliveries, and getting to and from the airport, improvements are necessary to reduce traffic congestion and delays in the area. A major feature of the project is the construction of a new free-flowing on ramp from Airport Way westbound to I-205 northbound. After the project is complete, eastbound drivers turning left onto I-205 northbound will also have two turn lanes and will no longer have to share the traffic signal with westbound drivers who are also heading for I-205 northbound. The project will also extend the existing Airport Way bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the new northbound on ramp. During construction, ODOT and the contractor will work to minimize impacts to traffic and lane closures will not be allowed during the morning and afternoon commutes. Outside of peak travel times, motorists can expect daytime and nighttime single lane closures on Airport Way in both directions. In addition, bicyclists and pedestrians on the multi-use path will experience up to 20-minute delays while the contractor is drilling shafts next to the path from mid-March to mid-June. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2014. For more information about this project, please call 503-731-8237 or, click here for the project Web...
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Crosswalk sting on Sandy Boulevard next week

by on Jan 17, 2013 | 0 comments

The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Bureau of Transportation are partnering on a crosswalk enforcement action at the marked crossing on Northeast Sandy Blvd at 85th Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., according to a PBOT news release. The crosswalk has ladder bar style pavement markings and signage. Nearby TriMet bus stops and The Heights at Columbia Knoll retirement facility generate a lot of pedestrian traffic. A crosswalk enforcement action includes one or more pedestrian decoys strategically positioned at locations that have marked or unmarked crosswalks and a fair amount of pedestrian activity. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk can be issued a warning or given an approximately $260 citation. Pedestrians who jaywalk can also receive a warning or citation. Crosswalk enforcements are typically conducted monthly. The Oregon Crosswalk Law (ORS 811/028) states that “Motorists are required to stop and stay stopped for pedestrians in a marked or unmarked crosswalk when the pedestrian is in the motorist’s lane or the adjacent lane.” Drivers must stop and remain stopped until pedestrians crossing the street clear the driver’s lane plus the lane before and the lane after the driver’s lane. When making a turn at a traffic controlled intersection, motorists are required to stop while the pedestrian is in the driver’s lane plus 6 feet. In addition, motorists are required to stop curb to curb for a blind person with a seeing eye dog or white cane.    ...
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