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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on SE Holgate Boulevard: SE McLoughlin Boulevard to SE 15th Avenue, March 8-11

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(March 4, 2016) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE McLoughlin Boulevard to SE 15th Avenue starting Tuesday, March 8, through Friday, March 11, from 7 a.m. through as late as 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind .66 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date.

PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The public is advised to expect delays and consider using alternate routes if possible. Work hours likely will not affect evening rush hour, though morning peak hours may be affected. People riding bicycles should avoid the work zone, and either use alternate routes, open travel lanes or sidewalks.

We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check trimet.org/alerts.

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

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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. www.portlandoregon.gov/transpor…