(May 1, 2020) Starting Tuesday, May 5, contractors with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will begin to grind down and repave SW Capitol Highway between SW 33rd Avenue and SW Texas Street, thanks to Fixing Our Streets. Construction is scheduled to last five days, from Tuesday, May 5 to Friday, May 8 with work from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m each day.
During construction, there will be temporary lane closures on SW Capitol Highway between SW 33rd Avenue and SW Texas Street. Flaggers will direct vehicle and bike traffic in the street.
On Tuesday, May 5, SW 31st Avenue will be closed to through traffic between SW Multnomah and SW Capitol, allowing for local access only. During this one-day closure, all other traffic will be directed to use SW 35th Avenue.
Sidewalks will remain open and accessible throughout construction. On‐street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones between SW 33rd Avenue and SW Texas Street during construction hours. Violators will be towed to the next open parking space.
Temporary striping will be in place for two weeks following the completion of paving. Contractors will then return to complete permanent striping.
PBOT-contracted crews have already reconstructed the intersection at SW 35th Avenue. In partnership with the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), contracted crews have also reconstructed and repaired the main sewer line in the project area.
Please travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. We are monitoring the current Covid-19 state of emergency closely and the schedule is subject to change.
For more information, including project manager and contractor contact information, visit the project website at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/676333.
Special note regarding Covid-19 and construction work
PBOT has been in modified operations since March 17 and has implemented specific measures to ensure the safety of our crews and contractors. This includes modified shifts, social distancing, and other precautions based on current guidelines from local, state, and federal health officials. Thank you for giving our crews the space and time they need to keep our city moving.