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SE Hawthorne and Madison Multimodal Improvements

Construction type
Transportation
Project status
Engineering and design

This project will implement recommendations from the Central City in Motion plan,  improving safety by upgrading pedestrian crossings and bike lanes. PBOT will also add a new bus and turn (BAT) lane on SE Hawthorne Boulevard and upgrade the existing bus lane on SE Madison Street.

Spring 2021
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What’s happening now?

Final plans are complete. The project team is currently preparing for construction. Construction is scheduled to begin spring 2021. 

Project Design

SE Hawthorne Boulevard and Madison Street are key connections for Portland’s Central City, linking the Central Eastside and downtown. In addition to their important transportation functions, these streets are also home to dozens of local businesses. Both serve as connections to the Hawthorne Bridge and SE Hawthorne Boulevard is a high crash corridor.

This project will implement recommendations from the Central City in Motion plan adopted by City Council in 2018,  improving safety by upgrading pedestrian crossings and bike lanes. PBOT will also add a new bus and turn (BAT) lane on SE Hawthorne Boulevard and upgrade the existing bus lane on SE Madison Street as part of the Rose Lane Project. The Rose Lane improvements will benefit the 17,461 people who ride Line 2, 10 and 14 into and out of the Central City.

Map of SE Hawthorne Boulevard between the Hawthorne bridge and SE 50th

Map showing where improvements are coming to SE Hawthorne Boulevard this year. Hawthorne and Madison Multimodal Improvements project, between the Hawthorne Bridge and 12th Avenue (solid blue line to the left) will upgrade pedestrian crossings, bike lanes, and bus lanes. The Hawthorne Pave & Paint project, between 24th and 50th avenues (solid orange line to the right), including 180 ADA-compliant curb ramps, repaving, and restriping to new lane configuration. 

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Public Involvement

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events.

Past events

2020 CCIM Open Houses

  • Wednesday, March 4
  • Tuesday, February 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Project Funding

$1.1 million

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