NE 47th Avenue from north of Columbia Boulevard to south of Cornfoot Road was one of Portland’s most deteriorated road segments. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is completely reconstructing the road, adding multiuse paths on both sides of the street for pedestrians and people biking.
What's happening now?
Construction has begun; a Notice to Proceed was issued by the City Engineer on 9/16/19. Most work was complete as of November 25, 2020. The street was permanently reopened to two-way traffic on 11/25/20 and will be maintained during minor remaining construction. There will be a winter shutdown of construction, with minor concrete flatwork, tree planting and swale vegetation planting to be completed between 3/1/2021 and 5/15/2021 following relocation of remaining utility poles by Pacific Power prior to 3/01/2021.
PBOT has partnered with Portland Parks & Recreation, the Portland Water Bureau, the Bureau of Environmental Services, and adjacent property owners to make this project a reality.
This project will:
- Fully reconstruct the existing failing asphalt street with new concrete pavement
- Add multi-use paths with bike-dedicated lanes on both sides of the street
- Extend the stormwater sewer
- Extend the sanitary sewer
- Replace the existing century-old cast iron water main with a new ductile iron water main
- Add street lighting
Streets segments benefited by this project include:
- NE 47th Avenue from north of NE Columbia Blvd to NE Buffalo Street
- NE 47th Avenue from NE Buffalo Street to NE Crystal Lane
- NE 47th Avenue from NE Crystal Lane to south of NE Cornfoot Road
As of October 13, 2016, a new temporary traffic signal has been installed and activated at the intersection of NE Alderwood Road and NE Columbia Blvd to accommodate construction detours.
$7.6 million funded by:
- Portland Bureau of Transportation System Development Charge revenue
- Local Improvement District funding contributed by Portland Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), and abutting property owners
- Portland Water Bureau