(July 10, 2023) - Construction begins Tuesday, July 11 on the NE/SE 7th Avenue Neighborhood Greenway project, adding a new southern connection to the Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. Construction is expected to last through the end of August.
NE/SE 7th Avenue Neighborhood Greenway Project
This Central City in Motion project will create a new half-mile long north/south bike connection on NE/SE 7th Avenue between SE Washington and the new Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. In addition, PBOT will install a new westbound bike lane on the north side of SE Washington.
Construction consists of signing, striping, and reflective wands at select intersections to discourage cut-through traffic. Speed bumps were installed along NE/SE 7th Avenue to calm traffic in 2022.
Visibility and crossing safety will also be improved by removing parking near intersections. In addition, parking will be removed on the north side of SE Washington between SE Sandy and 8th Avenue.
The project will result in improved safety for people walking and bicycling and a stronger connection between the Central Eastside and Lloyd neighborhoods.
Construction activity will take place from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays. The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel slowly and cautiously in 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 near work zones. As always, please keep crews safe by following all traffic control signs and flaggers while travelling through or near work zones.
Parking will be restricted 1 to 2 days before crews begin construction.
At least one lane of vehicle traffic will be maintained during construction. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained.
People riding transit should 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/7thNG
Thank you for your cooperation and patience while we complete this work.