Traffic Advisory: A smoother street is coming to NE 57th Avenue from NE Halsey Street to NE Fremont Street

Press release

Paving work begins Tuesday, Sept. 1 on NE 57th Avenue from NE Halsey Street to NE Fremont Street, as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) ongoing maintenance paving work. The street repairs will continue through Sept. 17, 2020, each weekday from 5 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Published

(Aug. 28, 2020) – Paving work begins Tuesday, Sept. 1 on NE 57th Avenue from NE Halsey Street to NE Fremont Street, as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) ongoing maintenance paving work. The street repairs will continue through Sept. 17, 2020, each weekday from 5 a.m. through 3 p.m. and possibly weekends.

In total, PBOT crews will grind down and repave 3.29 lane miles of pavement.

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

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel slowly and cautiously in our work zones, observe all detours and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

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


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. We're focused on delivering critical repairs and maintenance while taking specific steps to keep our workforce safe. These include 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.