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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on N Skidmore Street to close lanes from N Maryland Avenue to N Mississippi Avenue, Dec. 4-16

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(Dec. 4, 2015) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Skidmore Street from N Maryland Avenue to N Mississippi Avenue starting today, Friday, Dec. 4, through Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to pave .55 lane miles of N Skidmore Street, as part of PBOT’s Back to Basics goal of providing preventive maintenance on 100 lane miles of streets each year.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. People riding bicycles should expect rough surfaces when lanes are ground down before repaving. When riding a bicycle, consider using sidewalks and other routes during work hours.

Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility.