SE 162nd Ave Safety and Access to Transit Project: SE Stark Street to SE Powell Boulevard

Transportation
Under Construction
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is improving safety for people walking, taking transit, biking, and driving on SE 162nd Ave between SE Stark/Alder St and SE Powell Blvd. The safe crossings are being constructed as part of a partnership between TriMet and the City of Portland.
Illustration of 162nd and Tibbets new crossing
Construction summer 2022 to spring 2023
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Whats happening now

  • Workers painted lane lines on SE 162nd Ave between SE Division St and SE Powell Blvd on November 18. Workers will return in the spring to complete the lane lines in thermoplastic paint, which is more resistant to wear. Thermoplastic paint cannot be applied until warmer weather arrives.
  • SE 162nd Ave between SE Stark St and SE Division St will remain two vehicle travel lanes in both directions until the spring, when thermoplastic paint can be applied. Be prepared to merge down to one travel lane when workers are in the street constructing pedestrian crosswalks.
  • Bus stop boarding pad curb extensions and pedestrian island crossing construction on SE 162nd Ave between SE Stark Street and SE Powell Blvd.
  • If you ride TriMet line 74, please visit trimet.org to learn more about impacts to bus schedules.

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Project Background

In 2018, TriMet added new bus service (line 74) on 162nd Ave. The goals of the 162nd Avenue Safety and Access to Transit Project are:

  • Improve pedestrian crossings near transit stops
  • Increase safety through street design and reduce illegal speeding
  • Enhance bicycle facilities

To accomplish these goals, the project will:

  • Build 3 new pedestrian street crossings serving TriMet’s new Line 74 bus stops, and 4 that service people crossing the street to access shopping or schools. 
  • Reduce vehicle travel lanes to create new places to cross the street and discourage illegal speeding.
  • Add sidewalk where it is missing, street lighting at new crossings, and enhancements to existing bike lanes.

Pavement paving was also added to this project in Fall 2020. SE 162nd between SE Division Street and SE Powell Boulevard will be paved as part of this project thanks to the Fixing Our Streets gas tax.

Explore the traffic speed and volume data that supports this project:

View 162nd Avenue Project Presentation to Centennial Community Association

Project Funding

$700,000 from TriMet Federal Transit Administration 5307 funds, $1,000,000 from House Bill 2017 funds, $4,300,000 from Fixing Our Streets. 

About the bike lane design

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Project paid for by Fixing Our Streets: Your dime at work.

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