NW Johnson & Kearney Street Extension Project

Transportation
Engineering And Design
A project building new streets which extend NW Kearney and NW Johnson Streets through the USPS Redevelopment site.

In collaboration with Prosper Portland’s Broadway Corridor redevelopment project the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is constructing new streets through the former United States Postal Service site.  PBOT staff and contractors will be building new sidewalks, streets, separated bike lanes, as well as intersections through the redevelopment site to connect to the existing street network. The project focuses on extending NW Kearney and NW Johnsons Streets through the site from NW Ninth Ave to NW Station Way. There will also be some changes to nearby streets to facilitate connectivity and access.  These changes will provide new and vital connections to Union Station, the Pearl District, and beyond. This project is funded through a local improvement district (LID) set up with Prosper Portland. 

Architectural rendering showing the cross section of the NW Johnson Street extension looking eastward towards Union Station. It shows a local street with parking on one-side and a raised bikelane and sidewalks including street trees.

Changes include:

  • New streets, extending NW Johnson and Kearney streets from NW Ninth Ave to NW Station Way, including:
  • Motor-vehicle access, on-street parking, sidewalks, and protected bike lanes on NW Johnson Street. 
  • New bike lanes on NW Ninth Ave from NW Lovejoy and Johnson.
  • Installation of a 2-way protected bike lane on NW Johnson Street between NW 10th and Ninth Avenues. 
Archictetural rendering showing the cross section of the NW Johnson Street extension looking eastward towards Union Station. It shows a local street with parking on one-side and a raised bikelane and sidewalks including street trees.
Architectural rendering showing the cross section of the NW Kearney Street extension, showing 2-way street with street parking and sidewalks including street trees.

Additional changes to adjacent streets

NW Johnson Street from NW Ninth to NW Tenth Avenues. 

drawing showing changes to NW Johsnson street between NW 9th and 10th Avenues, show parking removal on southside for a two way bike lane.

NW Ninth Avenue between NW Johnson and NW Lovejoy Streets

drawing showing changes to NW Ninth Ave showing parking removal on both sides to accomodate a bike lane between NW Johnson and Lovejoy Street. also adding a bike signal at Lovejoy and NW Ninth Ave.

Timeline

Winter 2024Finalization of design & engineering.
Fall 2024Construction begins on new NW Johnson & NW Kearney Street extensions.
2026 & beyondConstruction on adjacent streets (NW Ninth & Johnson Street) and redevelopment on site begins.

Environmental Services, in partnership with the Portland Water Bureau, has completed design on a project to upgrade infrastructure in NW Portland.  Construction will begin on NW Ninth Ave in April or May 2024 click here to learn more here. 

Learn more

Read the Broadway Corridor Master Plan

View the cross section and renderings

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