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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.

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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.

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"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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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A new strategy for East Portland

PBOT’s East Portland Arterial Streets Strategy report shows the positive, transformative potential of more than a dozen road projects in East Portland.

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Portlanders on the go have a new parking option

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has created new 5-minute parking zones for quick drop-offs and pickups. Parking in the zones is free. Dubbed 5-minute Fast Stops, the new zones will be installed initially along five commercial corridors across the city.

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PBOT’s Slow Streets program moves ahead with permanent installations in response to positive community support

The familiar green signs and orange temporary traffic barrels are evolving to concrete planters and shared street signage to better maintain calm streets and slow traffic on many of Portland’s neighborhood greenways

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PBOT News Release: PBOT to donate original BIKETOWN bikes to Bend, Ore. and Hamilton, Ontario, expanding access to biking and reducing the carbon footprint of bike-sharing in Portland

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) plans to donate surplus BIKETOWN bicycles to two cities, reviving a bike-share system in Bend, and enhancing the bike-share system in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, under a plan the Portland City Council is expected to consider on Wednesday.

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Paving Continues on SE Hawthorne

Construction continues on SE Hawthorne Boulevard as the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) completes curb ramp work next week and paving crews work from SE 24th Avenue to César E. Chávez Boulevard.

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Traffic Advisory: I-84 closure for bridge installation is postponed

A new date will be announced when it becomes available.

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News Blog: As transformation of SW Capitol Highway begins, PBOT open house answers questions about construction

Construction began June 14 on the long awaited SW Capitol Highway project where Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) crews are adding sidewalks and bike lanes, along with other improvements including stormwater facilities and new water mains.

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News Release: PBOT, state representatives, ODOT, and community announce historic 82nd Avenue funding

State and local elected leaders join Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and PBOT to announce $80 million in funding for safer 82nd Ave. Funding makes the transformation of 82nd Ave. and its transfer to the city of Portland possible. PBOT also announces list of safety projects it will start immediately.

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Travel Advisory: Timbers' fans: Consider taking TriMet, walking, biking, or rolling to Saturday’s home game; event rate parking in effect

With the high temperatures forecasted this weekend, all travelers are advised to avoid being outdoors between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Never leave children or pets in a vehicle and make sure you keep yourself and your loved ones hydrated.

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