SW Fourth Avenue Improvement Project

Under Construction
Crews and contractors with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will reconstruct and repave SW Fourth Avenue between Lincoln and W Burnside streets. Includes safer crosswalks, upgraded ADA curb ramps, new protected bikeway, better street lighting, and a business access and transit lane.
photo of SW 4th Avenue shows pavement cracking and patch work
Construction 2024-2025
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What’s happening now?

The first phase of construction has begun. Contractors working on behalf of PBOT will be upgrading ramps on SW Fourth between SW Grant and Mill streets in this first phase of work. PBOT expects this first phase of corner ramp work to be completed this summer. Once complete, curb ramp upgrades will begin on SW Fourth Avenue between SW Mill Street and West Burnside. 

Map showing the SW 4th Avenue Improvement Project extents from SW Sheridan up to W Burnside. Map highlights the active construction area which is between SW Caruthers and SW Mill
Map of active construction area for the SW 4th Ave Improvement Project


Construction started in May 2024. PBOT expects the full project to be complete in the late fall of 2025. 

Project Components

  • Repave SW Fourth Avenue from Lincoln to W Burnside streets
  • Safer crosswalks and curb ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from Lincoln to W Burnside streets
  • A protected bike lane along the westside of SW Fourth Avenue from Caruthers to W Burnside streets.
  • A business access and transit (BAT) lane between Sheridan and Mill streets. BAT lanes give priority to buses and people turning into driveways or cross streets.
  • A bus stop platform at SW Fourth Avenue and Hall Street
  • A new traffic signal at SW Fourth Avenue and College Street
  • Updated streetlights between Sheridan and W Burnside streets
  • Improve existing traffic signals at the intersections of SW Hall, Taylor, Sheridan, Caruthers, Lincoln, Montgomery, Market, Clay, Jefferson, and W Burnside streets

Project fly-through

Watch a fly-through explainer video about the project


This $16.9 million project is funded by the voter-approved 10-cent gas tax known as Fixing Our Streets, maintenance funds, as well as transportation system development charges, with additional contributions from Prosper Portland and TriMet. 

Project paid for by Fixing Our Streets: Your dime at work.