What's happening now?
12-6-2021 Construction Update: Construction on Better Naito Forever is nearing completion. Weather-permitting, our contractor is scheduled to substantially complete the project by the end of the month. Installation of planters, permanent striping and the planting of additional trees will occur in the spring. Sign up below to receive future construction updates.
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More efficient traffic signals: the project will upgrade traffic signals to detect and dynamically adjust to vehicle queues, minimizing impacts to northbound drivers. Signal upgrades and advanced vehicle detection will facilitate auto access to I-5 via the Morrison Bridge.
Dedicated pedestrian routes: the concept includes sidewalks to connect the gaps between existing sidewalks on the west side of Waterfront Park as well as shorter crossing of Naito.
Biking or Scootering
Permanent, dedicated bike facilities: this project will create a permanent two-way cycletrack for cycling and scooting by converting one of the right-hand northbound auto lanes.
Visiting Waterfront Park
The new walking and biking facilities will allow easy, accessible access to Waterfront Park events such as Cinco de Mayo and Rose Fest.
(Note: The following documents have maps and information that may not work with a screen reader. While we work toward providing that level of accessibility, please contact PBOT Project Manager Gabe Graff at Gabriel.Graff@portlandoregon.gov for assistance with providing access to the information in the plan. You can also contact PBOT’s ADA Coordinator at Lisa.Strader@portlandoregon.gov or at 503-823-5703. Thank you for your patience and understanding.)