Storm damage recovery

Central Eastside Access and Circulation project

Engineering And Design
The Central Eastside Access and Circulation project will improve freight access and circulation and reduce multimodal conflicts in the Central Eastside by adding traffic signals, consistent with the adopted SE Quadrant Plan, Central City 2035 plan, and Central City in Motion.
Construction scheduled for 2023-2024
Location Description
Central Eastside
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Archival photograph from 1932 of street repairs in the Central Eastside
Workers perform street repairs on SE Washington Street in archival photo from 1932

What’s happening now?

Construction began in September of 2023 and is expected to last at least 12 months. Sign up below to receive construction updates, traffic advisories and detour information related to this project.

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Project Scope

The project primarily consists of traffic signal installations at the following locations:

  • SE Sandy at 11th and Ankeny
  • SE Grand at Salmon
  • SE MLK at Salmon

Striping and signage changes will also be implemented at SE Stark at MLK and at Grand as part of the project.

At each of the above intersections, accessible curb ramps will be installed alongside high visibility pedestrian crossings and bicycle connections to existing bike routes. The new traffic signals on SE Salmon at MLK / Grand and SE Sandy at 11th / Ankeny will result in circulation changes. Vehicular access will be maintained but access will change as some approaches to these intersections will be made one-way only. You can review the circulation changes for the on SE Salmon and SE Sandy at 11th and Ankeny in the diagrams below.

(NoteThe 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 for assistance with providing access to the information in the plan. You can also contact PBOT’s ADA Coordinator at or at 503-823-5703. Thank you for your patience and understanding.)

Note that due to dramatic construction and material cost increases, the intersection improvements that were originally planned at SE Grand and Washington and NE 16th and Irving as part of this project have been postponed.

Project Funding

The Central Eastside Access and Circulation project is funded by Metro's Regional Flexible Funds program.