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

Engineering And Design
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be 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.
Construction planned to begin Late Fall 2021
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What’s happening now?

  • Fall 2021: PBOT secures a construction contractor 
  • Late Fall 2021 - Summer 2022: Project construction

The TriMet Division Transit Project  began work on traffic signals at 162nd and Division in May 2021. Expect work between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Auto impacts: Lane shifts and closures across Division St. and along 162nd Ave. Eastbound and Westbound travel along Division Street is maintained.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist impacts: Temporary walkway for pedestrians to detour around construction zone. Eastbound cyclists merge onto temporary walkway, cyclists yield to pedestrians. Please follow guidance of signs and traffic flaggers.

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 three new pedestrian street crossings serving TriMet’s new Line 74 bus stops, and four 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

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Project Funding

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

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