Update on NE 148th Avenue Safety Improvements Project

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An enhanced satellite map of NE Sacramento St and 148th Ave.


We’re emailing to let you know about a street safety project the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is planning to build in the Wilkes Neighborhood this Summer! The safety project includes a redesign of the lane striping on NE 148th Avenue from NE 146th Drive to NE Halsey Street.

Why redesign the street?

Changing how space is organized on NE 148th Avenue will help reduce speeding and improve the street crossing at NE Sacramento Street next to Margaret Scott Elementary School.

This project will:

  • Reduce the number of vehicle travel lanes to create safer places to cross the street and discourage speeding.
  • Construct a marked crossing on the north side of NE Sacramento Street at NE 148th Ave and put in a streetlight.
  • Build a new sidewalk with trees on the north side of Margaret Scott Elementary School.

What’s happening now?

PBOT is preparing a plan set, and work is planned for Summer 2023. We will share information about the construction schedule as soon as it becomes available.

How can I stay up to date?

Sign up for email updates at Portland.gov/transportation/148th-safety.

For maps, background on the project, community benefits, and other traffic data, visit our project website at Portland.gov/transportation/148th-safety

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Rickles, Capital Project Manager via email  (elisabeth.rickles@portlandoregon.gov) or phone (503-823-7078).