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In-person District Workshops - Thank you for joining us!
PBOT, along with other agency and community partners, hosted three District Workshops this summer focused on three different segments of 82nd Avenue: North, Center, and South. These workshops took a deeper diver into the transportation issues and opportunities along 82nd Avenue. Workshops were in-person and open to the public.
Miss the workshops? You can still review the workshop materials below!
- South District Workshop | July 29
- Center District Workshop | July 20
- North District Workshop |June 27
As part of the Critical Fixes: Major Maintenance Project, PBOT will improve 2.5-miles of NE/SE 82nd Avenue (two segments). This project is entering the design phase and will be in construction from 2024 through 2026.
The project areas were selected based on:
- Safety needs
- Pavement maintenance needs
- Serving equity
- Serving Centers (e.g., Jade, Lents) and other major destinations (e.g., Eastport Shopping Center, McDaniel High School)
In addition, PBOT selected these areas because the designed improvements can be constructed largely within the existing public right-of-way.
Critical Fixes: Major Maintenance Project improvements will:
- Provide safe and comfortable places for people to cross 82nd Avenue by installing pedestrian signals, bike signals at neighborhood greenways, and median islands
- Reduce the risk of serious injuries and fatalities for all people traveling by installing median islands in areas with a high crash history
- Mitigate the impact of extreme heat events by planting trees where possible
- Improve accessibility by installing ADA curb ramps for people using mobility devices, wheelchairs, and strollers
- Address maintenance needs through repaving, signal reconstruction, and updated street markings
View the draft concept design (released in March 2023)
Reducing fatal and serious injury crashes
Pedestrian crossings and median islands
In the most recent 5-year period, there have been 9 fatal crashes and 59 serious injury crashes on 82nd Avenue within the city of Portland. All fatal crashes and half of the serious injury crashes involved pedestrians or bicyclists, and/or cars turning left at locations typically without signals.
That’s why PBOT will build safe pedestrian crossings and median islands, two of the most effective measures to reduce or eliminate pedestrian and turning vehicle crashes.
PBOT will also plant trees in medians where possible, increasing the urban tree canopy along 82nd Avenue. In addition to contributing to a sense of community and livability, increasing the urban tree canopy is one critical way we can mitigate temperatures during extreme heat events.
Installing safe pedestrian crossings and median islands will result in adjustments to how people delivering goods and visiting businesses access driveways and local streets. We recognize this may create inconvenience for some businesses, but this inconvenience means improved safety for everyone.
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Construction will begin in 2024. Construction is expected to last through the end of 2026.
$55M from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.
Upcoming public involvement
Past public involvement
In-person District Workshops - Summer 2023
PBOT, along with other agency and community partners, hosted three District Workshops in summer 2023 focused on three different segments of 82nd Avenue: North, Center, and South. These workshops provided a deeper dive into the transportation issues and opportunities along 82nd Avenue.
|Date & Time||82nd Focus Area||Location|
|June 27, 2023|
|North District Workshop||McDaniel High School, Commons/Cafeteria|
2735 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
|July 20, 2023|
|Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)|
8188 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206
|July 29, 2023|
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
|South District Workshop||Collective Oregon Eateries (CORE PDX)|
3612 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266
Spring 2023 business access survey
As part of the design process, the project team invited businesses, property owners, and residents to provide feedback on the draft concept design. The online business access survey is now closed and the project team is reviewing submissions. Thank you for your feedback!
Survey responses helped PBOT understand how businesses and properties are accessed today and provided guidance on design elements.
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.
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.
PBOT is investing in 82nd Avenue to deliver critical fixes. These urgent safety and maintenance repairs to the corridor include repaving and ADA corner ramps, pedestrian crossings, street lighting, safety improvements, tree planting, and sidewalk improvements. Critical Fixes projects will be in construction between 2023 and 2026.
While completing the most critical repairs, PBOT will identify and prioritize 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.