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NE 97th Avenue and Couch/Davis Street Local Improvement District

Engineering And Design
This Local Improvement District (LID) will construct street, sidewalk, and stormwater improvements on portions of NE 97th Avenue and on E Burnside, NE Davis, and NE Couch streets.
Summer 2024 (Phase 1); Spring 2025 (Phase 2)
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What’s happening now?

We are selecting a construction contractor for the first phase of the project. Phase 1 construction will start in Summer 2024 and Phase 2 will start in Spring 2025.

Project Background

Portland City Council formed this LID on April 24, 2019. The project scope includes street, sidewalk, stormwater, and rail improvements.

Project Components

Phase 1:

  • Extension of NE Davis Street from 97th to 99th avenues
  • Repave NE 97th Avenue from Burnside to Davis streets
  • Rebuilt traffic signal on E Burnside Street at 97th Avenue (includes crosswalks on all sides)
  • New crosswalk on E Burnside Street east of 94th Avenue serving the I-205 multiuse path
  • Improved angle of approach for people biking westbound on E Burnside Street across rail tracks
  • New and rebuilt sidewalks, corner ramps, and streetlights throughout project area
  • 40 new street trees with two-year establishment period

Phase 2:

  • New street segments including sidewalks, corner ramps, and streetlights:
    • NE Couch Street from 97th to 99th avenues
    • NE Davis Street from 99th to 100th avenues
  • 35 new street trees with two-year establishment period
Map showing improvements in the project area
Map showing improvements for both phases of the project.

Project Funding

Property owners are providing funding for this $15 million project with tax increment financing from the Gateway Urban Renewal Area, transportation system development charge (TSDC) funding and overhead costs funded by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Planning Documents

Contact project manager for plan details