Traffic Advisory: New traffic signal coming to NE Columbia Boulevard at 42nd Avenue

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Construction begins Monday, Jan. 22, and will last approximately 12 months
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(Jan. 19, 2024) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) advises the traveling public that contractors working for PBOT will be installing a new traffic signal, ADA curb ramps, crosswalks, sidewalks, street lighting, and trees as part of the first phase of the NE 46th Avenue & Bryant Street Local Improvement District

Portlanders should expect lane reductions on NE Columbia Boulevard. One lane in each direction will serve travelers on NE Columbia Boulevard near 42nd Avenue during the approximately year-long project. A temporary walkway will serve pedestrians. Flaggers will assist with accessing NE 42nd Avenue north of Columbia Boulevard.

The project will rebuild the intersection of NE Columbia Boulevard at 42nd Avenue using concrete instead of asphalt. This will improve durability and reduce long-term maintenance for the transit-heavy corridor. Recognizing the extensive duration of the closure, the contractor will reopen lanes on NE Columbia Boulevard as soon as it is safe to do so. 

Contractors working for PBOT will be installing a new traffic signal, ADA curb ramps, crosswalks, sidewalks, street lighting, and trees as part of the first phase of the NE 46th Avenue & Bryant Street Local Improvement District.  

Sign up for construction updates on the project by visiting portland.gov/46thBryant

Expect delays while construction is underway. Travel slowly and cautiously in our work zones, observe all directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. Nearby residents and businesses can expect construction noise. 

This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change.