Not much has changed in the past month along Southeast 82nd Avenue. This is a rare thing. Summertime will keep workers busy as bees as construction inches along for multiple projects initially actualized during spring. Most of these undertakings are part of the larger 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan, which is a scatterplot of road repairs, updates and general improvements that will stretch out over the next decade.
Here’s a quick recap on the few new and ongoing projects that might keep you from getting to work on time.
Lindy Street to Mt. Scott Creek Bridge and Safety Project
In its second phase, this three-phase project will ultimately see improvements along the portion of Southeast 82nd that services the Clackamas Regional Center. Currently, sidewalk ramps are coming to the bigger intersections between Southeast King Road and the Mount Scott Creek Bridge.
Expect lane closures coming from both directions between Southeast Southgate Street and King Road from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week.
82nd Avenue: Burnside to Division Intersection Safety Improvement Project
Six intersections, so little time. The following Southeast 82nd Avenue intersections are all receiving various facelifts: East Burnside Street, Southeast Stark Street, Southeast Washington Street, Southeast Yamhill Street, Southeast Mill Street and Southeast Division Street. There will be updated sidewalk ramps, traffic signals and lighting.
Pedestrians can enjoy three bulked-up crossings at Southeast Ash Street, Southeast Salmon Street, and just north of Southeast Division Street at Portland Community College. According to the Portland Bureau of Transportation, no traffic impacts are expected. On-site construction is expected to finish soon.
Southeast 82nd Avenue: Waterline Abandonment Project
With construction estimated to last from March through July, the Waterline Abandonment Project is a $600,000 Clackamas River Water maintenance procedure that will remove undersized waterlines and improve overall hydraulics beneath Southeast 82nd Avenue.
And there will be pain. Now, you might want to avoid Southeast 82nd Avenue between Southeast Glencoe Road and Southeast Clatsop Street between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Expect lane closures in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. In other words, don’t leave your house.