NE 60th Avenue and Halsey Street Area Improvement Project

Engineering And Design
Crews and contractors with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will repave, add traffic signals and turn lanes, widen sidewalks, and build bike improvements along NE 60th Avenue and Halsey Street. This will improve traffic flow and make it safer for pedestrians and people biking or driving.
This graphic shows the future configuration of NE Halsey between 47th and 60th, with three twelve-foot wide lanes, one in each direction and a center turn lane
Construction late 2024
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What’s happening now? 

This project is in the design phase. 

Project Components

  • Repave NE Halsey Street from 53rd to 60th Avenue and NE 60th Avenue from Holladay to Halsey Street.
  • Improve traffic flow on NE Halsey Street between 57th and 60th avenues with new traffic signals and dedicated turn lanes.
  • Add a new traffic signal and dedicated turn lanes at NE Halsey Street and 47th Avenue to make the intersection safer.
  • Widen sidewalks on NE 60th Avenue between Halsey Street and the NE 60th Avenue MAX Station.
  • Build marked crosswalks withconcrete median islands on NE Halsey Street between 55th and 56th avenues and another between 50th and 51st avenues.
Map showing improvements for the NE 60th Avenue and Halsey Street project

Changes to the Design

Due to funding cuts, this project will no longer include bike improvements as part of the 60s Bikeway between NE Davis and Sacramento streets.

After public feedback on the project at multiple events between April and September 2019, PBOT made three major changes to the original design. A summary of that feedback is linked below.

  • Remove parking on both sides of NE Halsey Street between 47th and 57th avenues. This will provide for three 12-foot-wide lanes: one travel lane in each direction and one center turn lane.
  • NE 57th Avenue (south of Halsey Street) will no longer be converted to a one-way street and will remain a two-way street. During peak morning and evening commute times, the traffic signal will allow northbound traffic to enter NE Halsey Street with every other cycle.
  • The 60s Bikeway alignment north of NE Hancock Street will now continue north on 61st Avenue instead of jogging west to 60th Avenue.   

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$9.5 million