Building a Better 82nd: August 25, 2023 Update

Biweekly email updates about Building a Better 82nd

Critical Fixes: Near-term safety and maintenance improvements

High-visibility crosswalk installation

This week contractors with PBOT began installing high-visibility crosswalks at 21 signalized intersections on 82nd Avenue as part of the 82nd Avenue Critical Fixes: Signing and Striping Updates Project. Adding high-visibility crosswalks at intersections with traffic signals help make pedestrians more visible to people driving. 

High visibility crosswalk installation at SE 82nd Avenue at SE Foster. High-visibility crosswalks (sometimes called “continental-style” crosswalks) have thick lines parallel to traffic flow that allow drivers to see the crosswalk from farther away.

Upcoming Events:

Summer Engagement Events:

  • Thursday, July 20, 5-7 p.m. | 82nd Avenue Center District Workshop at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). This workshop will focus on the portion of 82nd Avenue that runs through the Madison South, South Tabor, Montavilla, and Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods.

  • Saturday, July 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 82nd Avenue South District Workshop at Collective Oregon Eateries (CORE). This workshop will focus on the portion of 82nd Avenue that runs through the South Tabor, Powellhurst-Gilbert, Foster-Powell, Mt. Scott-Arleta, Lents, and Brentwood-Darlington neighborhoods.

  • Saturday, August 19, 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Jade International Night Market at PCC SE Campus (2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216) | PBOT will table and share information about Building a Better 82nd. 

Critical Fixes: Near-term safety and maintenance improvements 

Project team wrapping up initial round of public engagement this summer

In the past six months, PBOT’s 82nd Avenue Critical Fixes project team has been reaching out to the 82nd Avenue community about upcoming construction along the corridor. So far, the team has given 11 presentations to community organizations, gathered feedback from 200+ respondents to an online survey, reached 200+ businesses during door-to-door canvassing and phone banking, met one-on-one with 30 property and business owners, and mailed thousands of postcards and letters. We are doing our best to get the word out and offer conversations to folks who want to learn more about the projects, but we know our work isn’t done!

We’re wrapping up our first round of engagement this summer, and we still want to hear from you.

View the 82nd Avenue Critical Fixes Major Maintenance draft concept design here:

If you have feedback about the concept design or you want to speak with project staff about improvements coming in 2023 to 2026, email us at or call 503-865-8282.

What improvements are coming in the near-term to 82nd Avenue?  

Explore all the 82nd Avenue Critical Fixes projects in our new online interactive map. The map shows near-term projects that will be constructed between 2023 and 2026.   

Image shows a screenshot of the Building a Better 82nd Critical Fixes interactive project map.

Upcoming Events