Traffic Advisory: Street improvements to close lanes on NE 15th/16th in Lloyd District July 13-16; project to add pedestrian, bicycle safety upgrades

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(July 10, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE 15th and 16th avenues from NE Multnomah Street to NE Weidler Street from Monday, July 13  through Thursday, July 16, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day.

The lane closures will allow crews to pave .4 lane miles of the street. The paving project also will allow the installation of crossing improvements near a senior center on the superblock and the widening of the bicycle lanes.  This street carries a light level of motor traffic and the widening of the bicycle lanes is projected to have no impact on travel times for motor vehicles, while improving the safety and comfort of people traveling on foot and bicycle.

During the paving project, lane closures will be in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents.

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.