Several small areas of the concrete pavement that was placed in 2010 during construction of the N Denver Avenue Streetscape Project have cracked and need to be replaced. Repair work will excavate some areas of the existing roadway and rebuild it with new concrete. The work requires a roadway closure and detours, including re-routing TriMet buses through Kenton. Sidewalks will remain open. Work is scheduled to start on October 8th and is expected to continue for several weeks.
The work includes replacing a crosswalk at the N Schofield intersection and fixing several large cracks in the block between N Watts and N Schofield.
In addition, crews will replace the bike lane striping between N Watts and N Willis and will add new crosswalk markings at N Schofield and N McClellan. During this work, the contractor will have temporary lane closures in place and flaggers will direct motorists around the work zone.
Working hours for the crews will typically be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Nighttime work is not planned to complete the repairs.
The schedule is tight. Rain or unforeseen circumstances could delay the paving work and the timing of reopening the road. In addition, the striping repairs and new crosswalks are dependent on the weather and subcontractor availability. This work could extend past the scheduled date but will not delay reopening N Denver Avenue.
The concrete paving requires detouring traffic around one block of N Denver Avenue between N Schofield and N Watts. Project staff worked closely with the contractor to come up with a plan to repair the road quickly and return the street to normal activities.