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Federal funding will help create permanent plazas downtown, including a segment of the future Green Loop

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will receive a $1.2 million federal grant to create 32,000 square feet of street plazas to promote tourism and the economic recovery of downtown.

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PBOT crews reopen NW Everett Street a week early, after making sinkhole repairs with help from a local business

Crews from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) reopened NW Everett Street between 11th and 12th avenues this morning, more than a week earlier than expected.

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Traffic Advisory: NW Everett Street between 11th and 12th avenues closed for approximately two weeks for sewer repairs

Pedestrian access will be maintained during the closure, public is encouraged to visit nearby businesses.

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Outer Division Safety Project has completed all major work with targeted investments to reduce deaths and injuries in advance of FX2-Division bus line launch

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and contractor Raimore Construction have completed all major work on the Outer Division Safety Project, which has built five miles of improvements designed to reduce deaths on one of the most dangerous roads in the city.

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PBOT urges the traveling public to use extra caution as power outages may make West Hills roads dark this weekend, wind may fell trees citywide

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) advises the traveling public to travel with extreme caution, as power outages in the West Hills may make roads darker than normal during overnight hours starting before dawn Friday morning through the day on Monday.

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Event parking district starts with higher parking meter rates on Friday, to encourage public transit, biking during large events in Lloyd District, Rose Quarter areas

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), in partnership with Lloyd area businesses and residents, will begin implementing new rates for on-street parking during large-scale events to encourage public transit and biking, and reduce congestion and pollution in the area.

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Traffic Advisory: NE Seventh Avenue & Tillamook Street intersection to be closed to motor vehicles for four to six weeks during bikeway construction project

During construction, people will be able to bike, walk or use a mobility device through the area

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Traffic Advisory: PBOT begins construction on SW Capitol Highway Rose Lane project

Construction impacts will continue through September and include intermittent lane closures.

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News Release: Construction begins next week on the SW Broadway Bike Improvements project, interim improvements on SW Main Street 

The project will complete a comfortable, safe southbound bicycle connection from the Broadway Bridge to I-405. 
Construction will continue through September and include intermittent lane closures, parking restrictions and traffic delays. 

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The Blumenauer Bridge is open to the public

On July 31, PBOT officially opened the Congressman Blumenauer Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge! Crossing I-84 and connecting the Lloyd and Central Eastside districts, the new bridge is already benefiting businesses, commuters, and residents in the area. It also acts as a link in the Green Loop.

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News release: Transportation projects in East Portland will deliver safer routes and better employment connections for thousands of Portlanders.

PBOT's $26.2 M investment in East Portland aims to improve job access and street safety

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News Release: New Car-Free Plaza in Old Town Helps Energize the Downtown Neighborhood

Couch Street Plaza, the newest addition to PBOT’s Public Street Plazas program, will host numerous special events this summer and beyond

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Traffic Advisory: PBOT crews work quickly to resurface road, limit disruptions in Northeast Portland's Russell neighborhood

Resurfacing project will bring smoother roads, safer crossings to East Portland neighborhood

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Traffic advisory: As students go back to class, PBOT reminds the public that school routes are everywhere. Remember to slow down!

It's a great time for families to organize a walking school bus, bike train or carpool to reduce traffic near schools.

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Traffic Advisory: Repaving of SE 162nd Avenue begins Monday, Aug. 29, expect delays 

PBOT repaving project expected to take seven weeks.

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Traffic Advisory: Repaving project will close segments NE 33rd Avenue between NE Sandy Blvd and NE Brazee Street, Aug. 8 to 31

NE 33rd Avenue will be closed for several days at a time during the work period, with work zone closures for a few blocks at a time starting at the north and moving to the south.

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Traffic Advisory: Smoother ride, safer crossings coming to St. Johns' business district 

PBOT crews work to remove century-old trolley tracks and repave Lombard

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Commissioner Hardesty remarks on big day for transportation projects

In a big day for regional transportation projects, Commissioner Hardesty leads Portland to rejoin I-5 Rose Quarter project, wins OK for regional compromise on I-5 bridge project

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News Release: Portland and Seattle transportation agencies urge drivers to Slow the Flock Down!

A joint campaign between the Pacific Northwest's two largest cities uses humor to send an important safety message

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