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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.

Updated Traffic Advisory


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.

Traffic Advisory


Penridge Water Mains Replacement Update - September 2022

Read our September e-newsletter to learn more about construction on the Penridge Water Mains Replacement project.

Newsletter


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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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

Updated Press release


Willamette River Crossing Project Update - July 2022

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Portland's Housing Bond June 2022 Newsletter

The June 2022 edition of our Portland's Housing Bond Newsletter. A letter from Commissioner Ryan - Crescent Court opens its doors - The Joyce redevelopment breaks ground - Why Permanent Supportive Housing? - Charting Bond progress

Newsletter


Pickup/drop-off zones, protected bike lane coming to SW Broadway in summer 2022

This summer, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will begin converting existing Hotel Zones along SW Broadway to three-minute pickup/drop-off zones.

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News Release: Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, city, community, and business leaders cut the ribbon on Better Naito Forever

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty alongside city, community, and business leaders cut the ribbon this morning on the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Better Naito Forever project, the permanent version of Better Naito, the protected space for people walking and biking to and along Waterfront Park.

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Traffic Advisory: PBOT begins construction on SW Alder Street Rose Lane Project

Construction impacts will last two months and include intermittent lane closures, parking restrictions and traffic delays

Traffic Advisory



Iconic elk statue will return to downtown Portland

The City of Portland is preparing to bring back the beloved Thompson Elk, which has been safely stored since it was damaged during protests in 2020.

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SW Naito Parkway fully reopens to motor vehicles following final traffic signal activation

Work on two-way bikeway continues, will open for people biking mid-February

Traffic Advisory


New Director Park art exhibit illuminates efforts to support local artists and activate downtown plaza

The Director Park kiosk art exhibit is now on display through April 29, 2022. It features local artist Mike Bennett’s “A to Zoo” and "A, B, Sea" exhibits, surrounded in a weather-changing lighting environment.

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PP&R removes two potentially hazardous trees from North Park Blocks

The bureau will remove two maple trees from the North Park Blocks to protect public safety. Citywide park and natural area tree maintenance work will increase in coming year thanks to Parks Local Option Levy, with thanks to Portland voters.

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PBOT urges everyone to plan ahead, take public transit, obey parking & traffic laws, to have your best shot at the MLS Cup Final on Saturday

The Portland Bureau of Transportation welcomes the MLS Cup to Providence Park at noon on Saturday, and urges the traveling public to plan ahead if traveling to or through the western side of downtown, and be extra mindful of traffic and parking rules. Don't get a Red Card from parking enforcement!

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New year, new investments: PBOT to break ground on nine new projects in Portland’s Central City in 2022

Nine new projects will begin construction in 2022. The projects, which emerge from the City Council-approved Central City in Motion and Rose Lane Project plans, are designed to improve the speed and reliability of transit, provide dedicated space for people who bike, and to make streets safer regard

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Shop local and earn free parking with Parking Kitty this holiday season

Find the purrfect gift for your loved ones by supporting small businesses and shopping local this holiday season.

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Street and rail repairs on NW 9th Avenue at Naito Parkway continue through Friday, Nov. 19

Beginning Monday, Nov. 8 through Friday, Nov. 19, the Portland Terminal Railway Company and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be completing street and railway repairs on NW 9th Avenue between NW Overton Street and NW Naito Parkway.

Updated Traffic Advisory