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Annual Portland Aerial Tram evacuation exercise set for Sunday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon

The annual evacuation exercise for the Portland Aerial Tram is set for Sunday morning, Oct. 9. The exercise will begin at 9 a.m. and should be concluded by noon.

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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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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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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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Paving to begin on SE 162nd Avenue August 29

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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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News Blog: Big haul? Small load? A regional trucking company shows how maximizing space helps freight move across our region

TITAN Freight Systems shows how "less than truckload" trips play a key role in our regional transportation system.

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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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New Healthy Businesses application is now open

The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit allows temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely. PBOT is now accepting applications for the next permit cycle, Sept. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2023.

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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: 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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Cully Neighborhood Street Improvement Project: Design Update

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) will improve several local streets in the Cully neighborhood by paving gravel streets, adding sidewalks, building stormwater infrastructure, and slowing traffic with speed bumps and stop signs.

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Traffic Advisory: A smoother street is coming to N Baltimore Avenue between N Bradford and Lombard streets starting Monday, July 18

Paving work begins Monday, July 18 on N Baltimore Avenue between N Bradford and Lombard streets, as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) ongoing street maintenance program.

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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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New Red Electric Bridge is now open in Southwest Portland

The Red Electric Bridge, a part of the Red Electric Trail is now completed and ready for use. The Red Electric Bridge is located in Southwest Portland between SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and SW Capitol Highway.

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