Storm damage recovery

Traffic Advisory: Lane closure on SE Hawthorne Blvd continues up to 14 days as PBOT repairs damage from water main break

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(Jan. 29, 2015) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that the right westbound lane of SE Hawthorne Boulevard will remain closed between SE 24th Avenue and SE 25th Avenue for another 10 to 14 days as crews work to repair roadway damage from a water main break. Timing of reopening the lane is weather dependent.

Westbound travelers in the area should use caution and consider using alternate routes.

The lane has been closed since Tuesday Jan. 26, when a water main break was discovered. PBOT crews have replaced rock roadway base and on Friday they poured concrete that will need several days to cure. After that, crews will replace up to 6 inches of asphalt.

The asphalt work is weather dependent and the schedule may change. PBOT crews are looking to provide a long-term repair that can withstand heavy traffic on a busy corridor rather than a short-term fix that would need more work later.


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.…