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A smoother street is coming to NE Fremont Street from NE 38th to 21st avenues

Traffic Advisory
Paving work begins Monday, Aug. 16 on NE Fremont Street from NE 38th to 21st avenues, as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) ongoing maintenance paving work. The street repairs will continue through the month of September, each weekday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and possibly weekends.
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(Aug. 12, 2021) Paving work begins Monday, Aug. 16 on NE Fremont Street from NE 38th to 21st avenues, as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) ongoing maintenance paving work. The street repairs will continue through the month of September, each weekday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and possibly weekends.

In total, PBOT crews will grind down and repave approximately 2.5 lane miles of pavement.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Street detours will be in effect during project hours, with access limited to TriMet buses only. Local residents and businesses are asked to utilize adjacent side streets for access during the project. Sidewalks will be open to pedestrians for the duration of the project. People biking and driving will be detoured to NE Knott Street.

Learn what you can expect in our work zones and how you can help everyone stay safe by watching this video: 

How do PBOT crews repave a street? In this short video, PBOT crew members explain how they grind and pave roads to extend the lifespan of city streets:

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.