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NE 46th Avenue & Bryant Street Local Improvement District

Partially Open While Under Construction
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is constructing Local Improvement District street improvements on NE 42nd Avenue, 46th Avenue, & Bryant Street. Phase 1 includes a new traffic signal, curb ramps, crosswalks, sidewalks, street lighting, and trees. Phase 2 includes additional improvements.
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What's Happening Now?

Construction on Phase 1 is underway (see map below). Expect delays when traveling on NE Columbia Blvd. near 42nd Ave. Travel slowly and cautiously in our work zones, observe all directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.


  • Local Improvement District formed by Portland City Council on Jan. 16, 2019
  • Project split into Phase 1 and Phase 2 in early 2022
  • Phase 1 design completed July 2023 with Phase 2 to follow

Project Components

Phase 1 (underway):

  • New traffic signal, curb ramps, and crosswalks at NE Columbia Boulevard and 42nd Avenue
  • Enhanced street lighting and new sidewalk on NE Columbia Boulevard from 42nd to 46th avenues
  • NE 42nd Avenue rebuilt in concrete with sidewalk from NE Columbia Boulevard to 320 feet north to support heavy bus and freight traffic
  • 29 new street trees with two-year establishment period

Phase 2 (starting early 2025):

  • Pave and add sidewalk on NE 46th Avenue from Columbia Boulevard north to dead-end
  • Build a new segment of NE Bryant Street with sidewalk from 46th to 47th avenues
  • Stormwater and sanitary improvements
  • 27 new street trees with two-year establishment period
Map showing some of the improvements in the project area.
Map showing some of the improvements in the project area.


$15.7 million from property owners and Bureau of Environmental Services with overhead costs funded by the Portland Bureau of Transportation

Planning Documents

Contact project manager for plan details