(Jan. 13, 2022) On Friday, Jan. 14, SW 40th Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles between SW Multnomah Boulevard and SW Troy Street, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for pavement repair over new stormwater lines installed as part of the SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village – West Portland Project.
The USPS Multnomah Station Post Office parking lot and letter drop will remain accessible. All traffic will need to use SW Troy or SW Canby Streets to exit or enter the neighborhood. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.
Additionally, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 18 and 19, SW Capitol Highway southbound over the viaduct from SW 36th Avenue to SW Garden Home Road, and SW Garden Home Road westbound from SW Capitol Highway to SW 40th Avenue, will both be closed for water main work in the middle of the Capitol/Garden Home intersection. This includes impacts to southbound/westbound TriMet #44 and #64 buses. The southbound/westbound traffic will be detoured with signage to SW Troy Street and SW 40th Avenue. SW Garden Home Road eastbound and SW Capitol Highway northbound will remain open.
Pedestrian access will be maintained on all streets at all times.
SW Capitol Highway southbound will remain detoured between SW Garden Home Road and SW Taylors Ferry Road as it has since August 2021.
The work is part of the SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village – West Portland project, which will improve safety and mobility for all modes of travel while improving stormwater management, protecting water quality in local streams, and updating water supply infrastructure to meet modern demands. Portland’s Bureau of Transportation, Bureau of Environmental Services, and Water Bureau are working on the project together to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance service delivery to the Portland community.
Additional information about this project is available online at www.portland.gov/transportation/capitolhwy. 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. Thank you for giving our crews and contractors the space and time they need to keep our city moving.