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Emergency partial closure of NE 33rd Avenue Bridge at NE Columbia Boulevard

The NE 33rd Avenue Bridge over NE Lombard Street will require a partial closure after engineers with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) observed damage to the concrete in one of the bridge’s cross beams.

Updated Traffic Advisory


Expect delays eastbound across the Hawthorne Bridge tomorrow as crews adjust new traffic signals

Crews working for the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will adjust the louvers in the traffic signal heads to improve visibility of the signals.

Traffic Advisory


PBOT and Multnomah County Library announce winners of the 2021 Bike to Books Design Contest

Enjoy book recommendations from Multnomah County librarians inspired by this year’s winning designs

Press release


News Advisory: Annual Portland Aerial Tram evacuation exercise set for Sunday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon

The annual evacuation exercise for the Portland Aerial Tram is set for Sunday morning, Oct. 10. The exercise will begin at 9 a.m. and should be concluded by noon. No traffic impacts are expected. The tram is owned by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and operated by OHSU.

Updated Press release


I-84 closes this weekend east of I-5 for installation of a new bike-pedestrian bridge

Both eastbound and westbound I-84 will be closed around the clock from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11.

Press release


Adaptive BIKETOWN gets people riding at Adaptive Cycling Resource Fair

Adaptive cycling can be a great way for people with movement disorders like Parkinson’s to exercise and have fun.

Updated Blog post


Temporary traffic delays and lane closures on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and SW Capitol Highway on Wednesday, Sept. 29

Crews will be delivering and unloading 100-foot steel girders for the Red Electric Trail Bridge project

Traffic Advisory


Traffic Advisory: PBOT takes significant step forward in improving pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle access to the Hawthorne Bridge

New traffic signals to be activated and Hawthorne Bridge ramp reopened on SW Naito on Tuesday, Sept. 28

Traffic Advisory


Advertencia de tránsito: ¡Marque la fecha! La instalación de Blumenauer Bridge, el puente para peatones y ciclistas más nuevo de Portland, iniciará el viernes 8 de octubre

La instalación del Puente requerirá el cierre total de la carretera Interestatal 84 en ambas direcciones durante un fin de semana

Traffic Advisory


Save the date! Placement of Blumenauer Bridge, Portland’s latest pedestrian and bicycle bridge, begins on Friday, Oct. 8

Bridge placement will require a full closure of Interstate 84 in both directions for one weekend

Traffic Advisory


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.

Press release


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

Updated Press release


You still have a chance to win a $500 grocery gift card! But you need to play the Go by Greenways game by September 26th

Go By Greenways is a scavenger hunt game that you can play while exploring East Portland infrastructure improvements. Your goal? Search for hidden zebra signs along the greenways, and text the code word on the sign to be entered to win prizes.

Blog post


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.

News article


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.

News article


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.

Press release


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.

Press release


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.

Press release


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. 

Updated Blog post