SW Fourth Avenue Improvement Project

Engineering And Design
Crews and contractors with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will reconstruct and repave SW Fourth Avenue between SW Lincoln and W Burnside streets. Improvements include a protected bikeway, a bus-and-turn lane, safer pedestrian crossings, upgraded ADA ramps, and better street lighting.
photo of SW 4th Avenue shows pavement cracking and patch work
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What’s happening now?

Design for the SW Fourth Avenue project is currently wrapping up. In addition to repaving the roadway, the project design includes pedestrian crossing upgrades, and the addition of a protected bike lane and bus lane, as recommended in Central City in Motion. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2023 and last for approximately 18 months.

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Project Schedule

Project Design: complete

Project Construction: scheduled to begin in late spring 2023 and last for approximately 18 months

Project Funding

The SW Fourth Avenue Improvement 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. The total project budget is $16.9 million.