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Better Naito Forever

Construction type
Transportation
Project status
Under construction

Naito Parkway is a critical transportation spine along the west side of the Willamette. This project will implement a year-round version of Better Naito, providing a two-way cycletrack and sidewalk along the west side of Waterfront Park.

Construction March 2021 - December 2021
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What's happening now?

3-22-2021 Construction Update: Construction on Better Naito Forever begins. All traffic northbound on Naito is detoured to 2nd Avenue beginning at SW Clay Street. Better Naito (the temporary two-way bikeway and pedestrian path) is closed, people biking and pedestrians are detoured to the Waterfront Path. Sign up below to receive future construction updates.

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Project Benefits

Driving

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.

Walking

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.

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