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Traffic Advisory: A smoother street is coming to NE Fremont Street, from NE 59th to NE 40th

Traffic Advisory

(March 30, 2021) Paving work begins this Thursday, April 1 on NE Fremont Street from NE 59th to 40th avenues, as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) ongoing street maintenance program.

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The work will start at NE 59th Avenue and move westward through April 30, with closures each weekday from about 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and possibly weekends. 

In total, PBOT crews will grind down and repave approximately 2.4 lane miles of pavement.

Streets with surfaces ground down are open for travel. Detours will be in effect during project hours, with access limited to TriMet buses only. Local residents and businesses are asked to use adjacent side streets for access during the project. Sidewalks will be open to pedestrians for the duration of the project. People driving westbound will be detoured to NE Sandy Boulevard or NE Prescott Street. People driving eastbound will be detoured to NE Prescott Street.

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, 2020 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 and contractors the space and time they need to keep our city moving.  


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the city’s transportation system and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. Learn more at portland.gov/transportation


Dylan Rivera

Public Information Officer, PBOT