(July 1, 2021) - Construction continues on SE Hawthorne Boulevard as the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) completes curb ramp work next week and paving crews work from SE 24th Avenue to César E. Chávez Boulevard.
Beginning Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July 30, PBOT will close eastbound travel lanes on Hawthorne Boulevard on weekdays during construction work hours, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PBOT will maintain two lanes for westbound traffic.
Eastbound travel lanes will be closed between SE 20th and César E. Chávez Boulevard, and a signed detour will be in place for eastbound vehicle traffic. Eastbound drivers will be detoured at SE 20th Avenue to SE Division Street to SE César E. Chávez Boulevard.
The lane closures are necessary to ensure safety of PBOT construction crews and the traveling public. The lane closures will also allow PBOT to complete the work as quickly as possible.
Area residents and businesses should expect rough road conditions, traffic delays up to 20 minutes between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, with possible weekend work. This work will limit or delay access at times for business deliveries. Businesses are encouraged to accept deliveries using adjacent side streets or schedule deliveries outside of construction hours. 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.
Sidewalks will be open for pedestrians, and construction crews will direct pedestrians where they can safely cross the street.
Transit will be impacted, including Line 14. People riding transit should visit trimet.org/#alerts/ for the latest service impacts. People biking are advised to use the Salmon and Lincoln-Harris Greenways as alternate routes.
Parking will be prohibited on SE Hawthorne Boulevard from 20th to César E. Chávez Boulevard during work hours.
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. Expect dust, noise, vibrations, and heavy equipment on SE Hawthorne Boulevard and side streets. As always, please keep our crews safe by following all traffic control signs and flaggers while travelling through or near work zones. This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.
PBOT will provide periodic updates throughout construction. To sign up for construction updates, visit https://www.portland.gov/hawthorne-repave.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience while we complete this work. When complete, Hawthorne will be a smoother, safer street with 4.7 lane miles repaved, nearly 180 ADA curb ramps improved, and 10 pedestrian crossings improved.
SE Hawthorne Detour Map: Detour in Effect Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.