(April 1, 2020) A landslide on West Burnside at 24th Place will continue to require a single lane closure as Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Maintenance Operations and Portland Parks & Recreation’s Urban Forestry crews continue to manage the still-active slide. For the safety of travelers, the northernmost westbound travel lane will remain closed through Friday, April 10.
Maintenance crews responded to the slide early Tuesday morning. Engineers from PBOT and urban foresters from Parks & Recreation arrived shortly thereafter to assess the slide and begin debris and tree removal.
Over the coming days, maintenance crews will make structural repairs to the catchment system, remove additional debris and cut back vegetation that is growing into the right-of-way. This is a relatively small landslide in comparison to other landslides on West Burnside. Engineers estimate that approximately 30 cubic yards (about 2.5 large dump trucks worth) of soil, rock and vegetation came down with the slide.
Please avoid the area if possible and expect delays. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes.