What's happening now?
The project team has finalized designs of Klickitat, Schuyler, Clinton, and Schiller crossings. The project will go to bid in winter 2023 and construction will begin in summer 2023.
The project team is preparing preliminary designs for the Ramona, Tolman, and Lambert crossings.
PBOT will be adding features proven to reduce fatal and serious injuries occurring in traffic crashes along 82nd Avenue. In the most recent 5-year period, all 9 fatal crashes and more than half of the 59 serious injury crashes on 82nd Avenue in Portland were either pedestrians or cars turning at locations without signals.
Safe pedestrian crossings and medians are two of the most effective measures to reduce or eliminate these types of crashes. The new pedestrian crossings with tree-lined median islands will provide safe and comfortable places for people to cross 82nd, will reduce the risk of turning crashes, and will help define 82nd Avenue as street serving the community, not just a highway.
As part of this project, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will make critical pedestrian safety improvements to 82nd Avenue between NE Klickitat and SE Lambert Street.
The current crossings will be upgraded to new pedestrian half signals, full signals or pedestrian beacons.
In addition to the signal improvements, PBOT will install accessible curb ramps and high-visibility crosswalks all locations and concrete median islands. Additional details are below.
Construction in 2023
NE Klickitat Street
At NE 82nd and Klickitat Street, PBOT will install a pedestrian half signal, a protected concrete median refuge, curb ramps and new marked crosswalks.
NE Schuyler Street
At NE 82nd and Schuyler Street, PBOT will install a signal with pedestrian and bicycle priority, a protected concrete median refuge, curb ramps and new marked crosswalks.
SE Clinton Street
At SE 82nd and Clinton Street, PBOT will install a pedestrian half signal, a protected concrete median refuge, curb ramps and new marked crosswalks.
SE Schiller Street
At SE 82nd and Schiller Street, PBOT will install a new traffic signal, a concrete median, curb ramps and new marked crosswalks.
Construction in 2024
SE Ramona Street
SE Tolman Street
SE Lambert Street
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Construction of Klickitat, Schuyler, Clinton, and Schiller crossings will begin summer 2023. Construction is expected to last approximately 18 months.
$4.7M from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
PBOT faces a tight timeline to deliver critical fixes on 82nd Avenue.
To meet construction deadlines, PBOT will rely on insights from the extensive community engagement the bureau and other agencies conducted over the past 10 years, including:
- Bureau of Planning & Sustainability 82nd Avenue Corridor Study (1980)
- PBOT 82nd Avenue Roses High Crash Corridor Safety Plan (2008)
- Jade District Visioning Plan (2014)
- Portland City Council Town Hall Visioning Forum on 82nd Ave
- ODOT Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan (2018)
- Bureau of Planning & Sustainability 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development (2018)
- PBOT 82nd Avenue Plan (2019)
- Connected Centers Plan (2019)
- Metro’s Get Moving Regional Funding Measure (2020)
- Grassroots efforts of groups including the 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition
Through the ODOT-led planning process (2018), PBOT identified priority enhanced crossing locations on 82nd Avenue. These were vetted with the community through the planning process and included in the ODOT 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan. The crossing location recommendations included Ash and Beech intersections.
The City conducted interviews with property owners, business owners, and community members, as well as market research to better understand barriers to redevelopment.
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About Building a Better 82nd
Ownership of 82nd Avenue is being transferred from the state to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). A critical north-south connection and one of Portland’s high-crash corridors, 82nd Avenue is in urgent need of significant investments to improve safety and address maintenance issues.
Critical Fixes Now
PBOT is investing $80 million in 82nd Avenue to deliver critical fixes now. The needed basic safety and maintenance repairs to the corridor include paving, crossings, lighting, safety improvements at intersections, and sidewalk improvements.
Future Investments Next
After making the most critical repairs, PBOT will invest $105 million in future investments for a better 82nd Avenue. Over the next two years, PBOT will conduct broad and inclusive community engagement and work directly with community-based organizations and agency partners to determine what the bureau should focus on for improving 82nd Avenue long-term.