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 the following investments.
PBOT will work closely with local businesses to minimize construction impacts and clearly communicate how employees and visitors can access businesses during construction. Collaboratively with our partners, we will develop longer-term equitable development strategies to support the local businesses along 82nd Avenue. Sign-up for our email list to receive project updates as they become available.
Because these projects are federally funded, PBOT faces a tight timeline to deliver the needed repairs. All initial investments identified above must be constructed by the end 2026 to comply with federal requirements. To meet the 2026 construction deadline, PBOT will rely on insights from the extensive community engagement the bureau and other agencies conducted over the past 10 years, including:
- Bureau of Planning & Sustainability 82nd Avenue Corridor Study (1980)
- PBOT 82nd Avenue Roses High Crash Corridor Safety Plan (2008)
- Jade District Visioning Plan (2014)
- Portland City Council Town Hall Visioning Forum on 82nd Ave
- ODOT Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan (2018)
- Bureau of Planning & Sustainability 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development (2018)
- PBOT 82nd Avenue Plan (2019)
- Connected Centers Plan (2019)
- Metro’s Get Moving Regional Funding Measure (2020)
- Grassroots efforts of groups including the 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition
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Critical Fixes will take place through the end of 2026. Beginning in 2022, PBOT will consult with neighboring property owners about nearest-term investments. More lighting and new crossings will be constructed along 82nd Avenue by the end of 2023, shown in the graphic as “Early Implementation”. In addition to lighting and crossing improvements, PBOT will develop and design other safety and maintenance improvements (as identified in the 2019 82nd Avenue Plan) by the end of 2024. Construction of these improvements must be built by the end 2026 or PBOT will lose this federal funding.
Critical Fixes: Lighting
PBOT will invest $2 to $5 million in additional street lighting along 82nd Avenue. This will fill all the lighting gaps along the entire length of the corridor, which will help improve visibility for everyone.
Today, approximately 80% of 82nd Avenue meets PBOT lighting standards. After the new lighting is installed, 100% of 82nd Avenue will meet PBOT lighting standards.
Critical Fixes: Crossings
Over the next two years a total of 18 new crossings will be added to 82nd Avenue to improve safety and fill many of the existing crossing gaps. This includes:
Recently completed crossings
- NE Russell Street
- NE Thompson Street
Crossings planned for construction in 2022 and 2023
- NE Alberta Street
- NE Beech Street
- NE Klickitat Street
- NE Schuyler Street
- NE Pacific Street
- SE Ash Street
- SE Clinton Street
- SE Schiller Street
- SE Mitchell Street
Crossings planned for construction in 2023 and 2024
Today, less than 10% of 82nd Avenue meets PBOT’s crossing spacing guidelines. After these new 18 crossings are constructed, 75% of the crossing needs identified in the 2019 82nd Ave Plan will be met.
Critical Fixes: Corridor Safety
PBOT will invest $12 to $15 million in variety of improvements to improve safety along the entire corridor. These investments include improvements to signal timing, vehicle detection, communication equipment, and other technological enhancements to help reduce speeding vehicles. Additionally, updated street signs, roadway striping, and signal-heads will be added along 82nd Avenue to improve overall safety and reduce future maintenance costs.
Critical Fixes: Major Maintenance
PBOT will invest roughly $50 million in major maintenance projects along 82nd Avenue, including paving, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements, and traffic signal rebuilds.
Paving & ADA Accessible Curb Ramps
Two miles along 82nd Avenue (locations to be determined) will be repaved and restriped. Additionally, all of the curb ramps along these segments being repaved will be upgraded to meet ADA standards.
Today, less than 5% of 82nd Avenue meets our pavement guidelines and ADA accessibility standards. After the repaving, restriping, and curb ramp upgrades are complete, 60% of 82nd Avenue will meet our pavement guidelines and ADA accessibility standards.
Nine traffic signals along 82nd Avenue will be rebuilt. Today, about 45% of the traffic signals along 82nd Avenue meets PBOT standards. After the nine signal rebuilds are complete, 80% of the traffic signals along 82nd Avenue will meet our traffic signal standards.