What’s happening now?
Design is complete, but initial bids for the SW Fourth Avenue Improvement Project came in considerably over estimate. The project is being rebid now. PBOT expects construction to start in early 2024 and last for about 18 months.
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Construction: scheduled to start early 2024 and last for approximately 18 months
- 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
- If budget allows, improve additional existing traffic signals at the intersections of SW Alder, Harvey Milk, and Pine streets
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.