(Jan. 9, 2023) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has extended the closure of NW Germantown Road through Wednesday, Jan. 11 as crews work to remove rock, soil, and tree debris that is blocking stormwater infrastructure along the road. The closure runs for approximately two miles of NW Germantown Road, from NW Bridge Avenue to NW Skyline Boulevard.
Prolonged rain over the weekend lead to more erosion along NW Germantown Road. Fully closing the road allows PBOT crews to more efficiently clean up the tons of debris and rocks. This material is clogging culverts, preventing rain water from going under NW Germantown Road as it moves down the hillside. Local access has been preserved, so people living along this closed section of NW Germantown Road can access their homes. PBOT crews appreciate the patience from travelers impacted by the road closure.
(Jan. 6, 2023) Crews with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will close a portion of NW Germantown Road on Monday, Jan. 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closure of NW Germantown Road stretches just over two miles, from NW Skyline Boulevard to NW Bridge Avenue.
PBOT crews will work to unclog stormwater infrastructure after more than a week of heavy, constant rain. PBOT will remove a mixture of rock, soil, and tree debris that accumulated along the side of NW Germantown Road. This material is preventing stormwater from properly moving down the hillside. If PBOT crews were to not clear the rocks and debris, NW Germantown Road would be at increased risk of road deterioration and landslides.
Local access is being preserved. People living on NW Germantown Road should communicate with PBOT crew members as they approach the road closures. From there they will receive directions on how to travel through the area to their homes.
It's safe for people to travel on NW Germantown Road. PBOT crews have put reader boards on each end of the planned road closure to alert travelers about Monday's repairs. With forecasted rain over the weekend, as always, PBOT encourages people driving to go slow and use caution while traveling on the road.
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