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