(Jan. 21, 2021) The first in a series of improvements coming to SE Hawthorne Boulevard this year begins today, Thursday, Jan. 21, when crews begin installing and updating approximately 180 curb ramps between SE 24th and SE 50th avenues along the High Crash Corridor. Crews will begin updating ramps at SE 24th Avenue and work their way eastward. Construction will occur weekdays from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. for the next six months, with an estimated completion date of June 2021. These updates will make accessing shops, restaurants and residences along SE Hawthorne Boulevard easier and safer for all Portlanders.
Special note regarding COVID-19 and construction work
PBOT has been in modified operations since March 17, 2020 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. We appreciate the patience and understanding of nearby residents and businesses during construction.