A rendering of E Burnside Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard showing the new street configuration.
(May 30, 2023) Portlanders traveling eastbound on E Burnside Street through the Central Eastside can expect delays on Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1. Contractors working for the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be removing and replacing roadway striping on E Burnside Street between the Burnside Bridge and 12th Avenue, reducing E Burnside Street to one eastbound travel lane at times.
Work will begin at 7 a.m. and be complete by 5 p.m. both days. Temporary striping will be utilized so that East Burnside Street can be reopened on Wednesday evening. Additional lane closures may be needed in the next week to complete the pavement markings needed for the project.
People driving, taking public transit, walking or cycling across the bridge eastbound should expect delays. We ask the public to travel slowly and cautiously in this work zone, observe all directions by flaggers and use alternate routes if possible.
This work is part of PBOT's East Burnside Bus and Bike Lane Improvements project. At least two additional days of striping work on the corridor are anticipated. The project is expected to be substantially complete by the end of June.
This Rose Lane Project will improve speed and reliability for bus riders on East Burnside on TriMet bus lines 12, 19, and 20. Between Grand Avenue and 12th Avenue, the new Bus And Turn lane will replace the southernmost motor vehicle travel lane. On the block between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Grand Avenue, curb extensions and car parking are being removed along the south side of East Burnside to create an additional travel lane for the bus.
This project is part of Central City in Motion plan adopted by City Council in 2018. These projects are key to Portland's future, allowing PBOT to move more people through the Central City by prioritizing transit and making it safer for people to walk, bike, and roll. Portland is a growing city and by building complete streets that allow reliable movement for all road users our streets are made safer.
People riding transit can visit trimet.org/#alerts/ for the latest service impacts.
This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change.
PBOT will provide periodic updates throughout construction. To sign up for construction updates, visit portland.gov/transportation/ccim/e-burnside.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience while we complete this work.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the city’s transportation system and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage, and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. Learn more at portland.gov/transportation