In the drier months, crews from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) perform regular, preventative maintenance on our roads to make sure they last longer. For roads in “fair” or “good” condition, this only requires 1-2 days of work grinding down and repaving the street.
By federal law, whenever we do this kind or resurfacing we also build new curb ramps or upgrade existing ones so they meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
This work is weather dependent. Work is scheduled to start the week of May 23, 2022 and last about three weeks.
What's Happening on SE Foster Road?
In May 2022, PBOT crews will begin grinding down and paving SE Foster Road at the following locations:
- Eastbound (SE 101st Ave – SE 111th Ave): General Purpose Lanes Only
- Westbound (SE 101st Ave – SE 111th Ave): General Purpose Lanes Only
The road design will generally remain in its current configuration, but PBOT will be adding buffers along the existing bike lanes. To ensure there's enough buffer between the vehicle travel lanes and the new, safer bike lane, on-street parking will be removed along the south side of SE Foster Road, between the Springwater Corridor crossing and SE 110th/111th Avenue. Additionally, PBOT crews will be evaluating and constructing curb ramps and crosswalks to meet ADA standards at the following locations:
- SE 102nd Avenue
- SE 103rd Avenue
- SE 103rd Place
- Springwater Corridor
- SE 107th Avenue
What to Expect During a Grind and Pave
Expect rough roads, intermittent lane closures, and traffic delays up to 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, with some weekend work. This may limit access, at times, for business deliveries. Parking will be restricted 1-2 days before crews begin and throughout the repairs. Pedestrian access will remain open.
Expect dust, noise, vibrations, and heavy equipment on SE Foster Road and side streets. As always, please keep our crews safe by following all traffic control signs and flaggers while travelling through or near work zones.
Work is scheduled to start on the week on May 23, 2022, and is expected to last about three weeks. During this time, crews will be grinding down and removing the old pavement before paving a new, smooth asphalt surface.
This work is weather dependent.
No on-street parking is available in the work zone while we do this work. We’ll let everyone on your block know ahead of time so you can prepare.
Background and Funding
PBOT’s asset managers rank pavement conditions across the city and recommend the best repair for our budget. Preventative maintenance helps keep our roads in good shape longer. It saves us money in the long run, too, avoiding more costly repairs.
By federal law, PBOT is required to bring curb ramps up to ADA standards whenever we resurface the road.
Learn more about PBOT's grind and pave work by watching this video: