Dry weather is (finally!) in the forecast today and Monday, October 2 and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has begun work on reorganizing the lane striping on NE 148th Avenue between NE 146th Drive and NE Halsey Street.
PBOT’s Maintenance Operations team plans to re-stripe the northbound side of NE 148th Avenue today, and the southbound side of NE 148th Avenue on Monday, October 2. No full travel lane closures or detours will be involved in this project. Expect some travel delays on NE 148th Ave between NE Halsey Street and NE 146th Drive.
We're changing the number of vehicle travel lanes in each direction from two lanes to one lane on NE 148th Avenue to discourage speeding, and we'll also construct a safer crossing and sidewalk near Margaret Scott Elementary School with trees and street lighting.
Phase 1 work begins today and includes changing the lane organization by painting the new roadway design along NE 148th Avenue. Striping work should take less than three days to complete. Elements of this work require dry weather, and the schedule may change.
Phase 2 work will begin after the lane reorganization pavement striping is complete. This work will include constructing the project’s concrete elements, including the new median island crossing and sidewalk.
What to expect during Phase 1: Pavement Striping
PBOT Maintenance Operations crews will use a long-line asphalt striping machine to paint the street pavement lines along NE 148th Avenue from NE Halsey Street to NE 146th Drive.
Expect some travel delays on NE 148th Ave between NE Halsey Street and NE 146th Drive during construction. No full travel lane closures or detours will be involved in this project.