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St. Johns main street upgrades kick off next week with $5M in improvements

The decades of potholes caused by buried streetcar tracks on N Lombard Street in St. Johns will soon come to an end, when the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) starts construction on the N Lombard Main Street Repair Project through the heart of Portland’s northern business district.

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Construction starts Monday on new crossings, curb extensions, traffic signals, and bike lanes as part of PBOT's Downtown I-405 Pedestrian Safety and Operational Improvements Project

Construction on the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Downtown I-405 Pedestrian Safety and Operational Improvements project will begin Monday, Sept. 20.

Traffic Advisory

BIKETOWN expands e-bike service to Portland State University students, college students on financial aid citywide

Thanks to a DEQ Clean Fuels grant from Portland General Electric, BIKETOWN for All will offer free rides for all qualifying Portlanders, and free rides for college students on financial aid

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The rainy season returns! Adopt your neighborhood storm drain and help prevent street flooding

Portland’s storm drains, also known as catch basins, help with stormwater runoff and prevent flooding. If drains get clogged with fallen leaves and other debris, it can lead to dangerous ponding along city streets and intersections.

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PBOT cuts the ribbon on Rivergate Overcrossing

Rivergate Overcrossing is Portland's newest investment in its freight network. The $23 million bridge solves a long-standing traffic bottleneck, making it easier and safer for employees to get to work, truck drivers to deliver their goods and businesses to get their goods into customers' hands.

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In emergency order, PBOT drops speed limit on 2 miles of NE Halsey Street, a high crash corridor, starting Monday

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will implement an emergency speed limit reduction on a 2-mile section of NE Halsey Street, a high crash corridor in East Portland.

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Joint City Statement on Hate Crimes

Our core values as a City include anti-racism and equity. Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. They should encounter a Portland free of bias and hate, where they do not fear for their safety and security.

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Portland’s newest bike and pedestrian bridge has a new name -- Ned Flanders Crossing.

Transportation Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and Mayor Sean VanGordon of Springfield, Oregon unveil the name at a ceremony today.

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The Cart Blocks Comeback

Portlanders enjoyed food and downtown outdoor gathering space at The Cart Blocks on opening day on July 24. The relocation to a new site downtown wasn't easy - for the food cart owners or the city officials who helped create the new site. 

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Smoother streets ahead: Fixing Our Streets microsurfacing projects begin on Tues., Sept. 7 with a focus on residential streets and neighborhood greenways

Nine street segments will receive a new-to-Portland paving treatment known as microsurfacing, which lays a thin layer of asphalt mixed with polymer fibers to damaged street surfaces.

Traffic Advisory

With the start of the school year, PBOT reminds the public that school routes are everywhere, urges Portlanders to 'drive like it'

With so many kids walking, biking and otherwise traveling on the city's sidewalks and streets, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is urging people driving to be especially careful and to drive with extra caution and attention. 

Updated Traffic Advisory

Paving work requires nighttime road closure of SW Naito Parkway on Aug. 30 and 31

All traffic on SW Naito Parkway between SW Harrison and SW Jefferson will be detoured between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Traffic Advisory

"Go By Greenways” in East Portland to have fun, stay healthy and win great prizes!

Play the Go By Greenways game over the next four weeks and get to know Portland’s newest neighborhood greenways

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UPDATE: NW Cornell Road closure postponed to Monday, Aug. 30

Traffic will be detoured via NW Skyline Boulevard and West Burnside Street through Spring 2022

Updated Traffic Advisory

Public input needed this fall as county, city consider cost cutting for earthquake ready Burnside Bridge

Although construction of the new, earthquake-ready Burnside Bridge will not start for a few years, Multnomah County, with assistance from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), is hard at work finding ways to make the most of the limited budget, and are looking for input from the public.

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PBOT’s Healthy Businesses permit program to continue waiving fees through June 2022

Good news for small business owners and their customers! Thanks to Portland City Council and the American Rescue Plan, permits through the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Healthy Businesses program will continue to be FREE through June 30, 2022.

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Traffic Advisory: Southbound SW Capitol Highway detoured at SW Garden Home Road starting Wed., Aug. 18 through November 2022

Work continues on Fixing Our Streets-funded SW Capitol Highway project connecting Multnomah Village and West Portland, prompting detour

Updated Traffic Advisory

A smoother street is coming to NE Fremont Street from NE 38th to 21st avenues

Paving work begins Monday, Aug. 16 on NE Fremont Street from NE 38th to 21st avenues, as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) ongoing maintenance paving work. The street repairs will continue through the month of September, each weekday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and possibly weekends.

Traffic Advisory

PBOT gears up for construction on SE Division from SE 80th to 174th avenues

The Outer Division Safety Project will invest $11M in safety improvements for pedestrians, drivers and people on bikes on one of the most dangerous streets in Portland

Press release

Intersection paving at César E. Chávez and SE Hawthorne boulevards will impact traffic on Wednesday and Thursday

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes, construction to impact eastbound and westbound traffic on Hawthorne

Traffic Advisory