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NE MLK Jr Blvd Pedestrian Improvement Project

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) constructed two new places to cross Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at NE Graham and NE Sumner.

Construction 2019-2020
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What's happening now?

Construction is complete. 

Martin Luther King Jr Blvd is a main motor vehicle thoroughfare in Portland and has been for many years. This street has seen both increased car and pedestrian traffic in recent years, resulting in dangerous conditions for people walking. Between 2010 and 2014 alone, there were 99 total reported pedestrian related crashes on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd between Tillamook and Ainsworth. Visit Vision Zero to learn more about the City’s commitment to eliminating deaths and serious injuries on our streets.

Project Funding

The project's total budget was $449,700 ($199,700 from Fixing Our Streets, $150,000 from Vision Zero General Fund, and $100,000 from Vision Zero Marijuana Tax)