Advisory: Night construction at 1st and Jefferson SmartPark Garage begins September 12

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(Sept. 8, 2016) Beginning on September 12, the 1st and Jefferson SmartPark parking garage will undergo construction from approximately 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. for about 30 days. This project is to repair and resurface floors 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the parking garage.

Due to the nature of this project, stalls and multiple floors will be closed throughout the duration of the project. Parking garage levels 9 and 7 will also be closed to public access for two weeks starting the last week of September. Additional SmartPark garages in downtown will be open during construction, including the garages at 3rd & Alder and 4th & Yamhill.

During the application of surface sealer to the garage floors there will be odors for a short time that should dissipate within a few hours. To mitigate the exposure to odors, the contractor will use fans, work at night and cover the garage’s intake grills. However, there may still be some lingering odors in the morning. The surface sealer will not have a hazardous effect to the public. However, the public is advised to stay away from the areas receiving the sealer between the hours of application (approximately 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.).

For additional questions about this construction project, please contact the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation at (503) 823-5185.