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Key connector between the Springwater Corridor Trail and SE Portland parks, schools, and bikeways now complete

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Two formerly-gravel streets in the Brentwood-Darlington and Lents neighborhoods were paved as part of the Springwater Connector Neighborhood Greenway project
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(June 22, 2021) Construction of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Springwater Connector Neighborhood Greenway, funded by Fixing Our Streets, is complete! This key connection between Metro’s expansive regional trails system and Portland’s growing 100+ mile neighborhood greenway network, is now ready for walking, riding, rolling, and strolling.

Neighborhood greenways are streets that prioritize people walking, biking and rolling. This connector will let Portlanders travel north-south between Portland Parks & Recreation's Springwater Corridor Trail and the 80s Neighborhood Greenway. It will also connect to the future 70s Neighborhood Greenway, which will run north to the Cully neighborhood and which starts construction this fall.

Before (left) and after (right) at SE 87th Avenue and the Springwater Corridor Trail. PBOT paved and added a sidewalk to SE 87th and connected it with a paved multiuse path to the trail.
Before (left) and after (right) at SE 87th Avenue and the Springwater Corridor Trail. PBOT paved and added a sidewalk to SE 87th and connected it with a paved multiuse path to the trail.

Interested in learning more about biking in Portland? Get outside to get going! PBOT has resources for getting started with biking in Portland, biking while pregnant or as a family, suggested bike rides around Portland, and more. Plan your trip using the interactive Portland bike map at portlandbikemap.com.

This project invested $2.1 million in order to transform, pave, and add sidewalks to two gravel streets – SE 87th Avenue between Flavel Street and the Springwater Corridor and SE 75th Place between  Lambert Street and Crystal Springs Boulevard.

As part of this project, PBOT also made it easier to connect to the Springwater Corridor from Flavel Park, paving a path along the eastern edge of the park (at SE 87th Avenue), adding new crosswalks on Flavel Street (at Flavel Park and 78th Avenue), and calming traffic along the future 70s Greenway route (along SE 75th Avenue, Harney Street and  77th Avenue).

The construction contractor for the project is Interlaken, Inc., a certified woman-owned business enterprise (WBE) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE), and participant in the city’s Prime Contractor Development Program. The project has a 75% utilization rate of certified D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE (disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned, emerging small businesses, and/or service-disabled veterans' business enterprises) firms.

The total project cost is $2.1 million and includes funds from Fixing Our Streets, Transportation System Development Charges, and the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Area (administered by Prosper Portland).