Critical Fixes

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PBOT is investing $80 million in 82nd Avenue to deliver basic safety and maintenance repairs to the corridor, including crossings, lighting, safety improvements at intersections, and sidewalk improvements.
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2021 to 2026
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What's Happening Now?

In 2022, PBOT began consulting with neighboring property owners about the nearest-term investments  on the corridor, called Critical Fixes. Construction of these Critical Fixes, which include signal technology upgrades, new signage and striping, improved lighting and new pedestrian crossings, will begin in 2023.

The largest Critical Fixes project, the 82nd Avenue Major Maintenance project, is entering the design phase. During the design phase, engineers develop the detailed plans for the improvements and enhancements coming to the street. These include civil elements like concrete pedestrian crossing islands, paving and ADA standard curb ramps, electrical elements such as signals and lighting enhancements, and traffic elements that identify the specific placement of street markings along the corridor. As part of the design process, PBOT staff will engage with property owners and residents along the corridor and offer opportunities for feedback on various aspects of the project’s design.

Overview

82nd Avenue is in disrepair and needs urgent maintenance and safety repairs. PBOT will invest $80 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to deliver more lighting, safer crossings, smoother pavement, sidewalk and accessibility improvements, and upgraded traffic signals. Learn more by visiting the online open house or by viewing the fact sheet.

Type of Improvement
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STREET LIGHTING
New streetlighting will be added and existing streetlights will be improved to improve visibility. Click here to learn more.

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CROSSINGS
New signalized pedestrian crossings will be added and safety improvements will be made to existing crossings. Click here to learn more.

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CORRIDOR SAFETY
This includes updated signage, roadway striping and signal-heads, access management around high crash intersections, and technological enhancements. Click here to learn more.

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PAVEMENT & CURB RAMPS
This includes repaving, improved curb ramps, crossing and signal improvements, transit improvements, safety improvements and tree planting. Click here to learn more about the Major Maintenance Project.

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TRAFFIC SIGNALS
Nine signals and three beacons will be rebuilt along 82nd Avenue to include modern safety and traffic operation technology. Click here to learn more about projects delivering traffic signals.

Timeline

Critical Fixes will take place through the end of 2026. Beginning in 2022, PBOT will consult with neighboring property owners about nearest-term investments. PBOT will work closely with businesses owners during construction to minimize impacts and clearly communicate how employees and visitors can access their location. Construction of these improvements must be built by the end 2026 or PBOT will lose this federal funding.


Crossings

This map of 82nd Avenue shows crossing improvements.

Over the next several years, PBOT and ODOT will add a total of 21 new or upgraded crossings of 82nd Avenue to improve safety and fill many of the existing crossing gaps.

Crossings planned for construction in 2022 and 2023 at:

Crossings planned for construction in 2023 and 2024 at:

Crossing planned for construction in 2024 - 2026 at:

  • SE Harrison Street
  • SE Lafayette Street
  • SE Bush Street
  • SE Center Street

* This project will be completed by the Oregon Department of Transportation.


Traffic Signals

This image shows a map of traffic signal rebuilds and flashing beacon rebuilds along 82nd Avenue.

PBOT will upgrade nine traffic signals. By the end of 2026, signals and beacons will be rebuilt to include modern safety and traffic operation technology at the following locations:

  • NE Fremont Street
  • NE Siskiyou Street
  • NE Tillamook Street
  • NE Glisan Street 
  • NE Davis Street
  • SE Woodward Street
  • SE Boise Street
  • SE Holgate Boulevard
  • SE Raymond Street

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