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Building a Better 82nd: September 7, 2023 Update

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Critical Fixes: Near-term safety and maintenance improvements

High-visibility crosswalk installation continues this month 

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

SE Mill St and SE 82nd Avenue before high visibility crosswalk installation

Before (above) and after (below) a high visibility crosswalk installation at SE 82nd Avenue at SE Mill Street. This intersection was completed in late August. High-visibility crosswalks (sometimes called “continental-style” crosswalks) have thick lines parallel to traffic flow that allow drivers to see the crosswalk from further away.

Before (above) and after (below) a high visibility crosswalk installation at SE 82nd Avenue at SE Mill Street. This intersection was completed in late August. High-visibility crosswalks (sometimes called “continental-style” crosswalks) have thick lines parallel to traffic flow that allow drivers to see the crosswalk from further away.

In addition to high-visibility crosswalks, green bike boxes will be installed on SE Woodstock, SE Duke, and SE Flavel at the intersection of 82nd Avenue. Green bike boxes will help improve safety and visibility of people bicycling across 82nd Avenue at these locations. 

Striping and signing work will continue through September. This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change.

Learn more about striping improvements here

Street light improvements and pedestrian crossings starts this fall 

Contractors with PBOT will begin work on pedestrian crossing and street light improvements this fall. Street lighting will be improved from NE Lombard to SE Clatsop. Six new signalized pedestrian crossings will be constructed on 82nd Avenue at NE Beech, Klickitat, and Schuyler, and SE Clinton, Ash, and Schiller. 

Learn more about street lighting and crosswalk improvements here


ODOT construction starts soon!

Paving and safety improvements coming to SE 82nd Avenue south of Foster Road 

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin construction soon for safety and paving improvements on SE 82nd Avenue from SE Foster Road to SE Thompson Road (Clackamas County). ODOT will install pedestrian safety improvements including four Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs), upgrades to curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and new sidewalks in select locations.  The project will also include repaving SE 82nd Avenue in both directions between SE Foster Road and SE Lindy Street.  

Construction is expected to begin in late summer/fall 2023 and continue through summer 2025. The project schedule is subject to change.

Visit ODOT's project website to learn more

ODOT Project Area Map: SE 82nd Avenue

What to expect during construction

  • Travelers can expect daytime and nighttime lane closures on SE 82nd Avenue, with at least one lane open in each direction at a time. Lane closures will occur during non-peak hours except in limited cases.
  • There will be temporary accessible detour routes for people walking and rolling during construction.
  • Those living or working in the area may hear noise from construction. A 24/7 nighttime noise hotline is available for nearby residents and businesses to help resolve any ODOT noise-related concerns 24 hours a day: 503-276-7812. 
  • Visit TripCheck.com for real-time traffic impacts during construction. 

The above image is map detailing ODOT's construction efforts on 82nd Avenue (hwy 213) between SE Foster Road and south of SE Boyer Drive.


Civic Corridor Investment Strategy

Thank you to all who stopped by our booth at the Jade Night Marketin August! Community memberswere able to talk with PBOT representatives about 82nd Avenue and other PBOT efforts.

PBOT representative tabling at the Jade Night Market on August 19th, 2023

These images were taken August 19th, at the Jade Night Market. Representatives of PBOT engaged with community members and shared PBOT-related materials while tabling at a booth. 

PBOT representative tabling at the Jade Night Market on August 19th, 2023

Upcoming Events


Related efforts

82nd Avenue Transit Project

Metro is working closely with TriMet, PBOT, and community-based organizations to identify future investments that support transit along 82nd Avenue. 

Click here to learn about Metro's 82nd Avenue Transit Project

82nd Avenue Community Coalition

Throughout the public engagement process, PBOT will be working alongside the 82nd Avenue Coalition. Convened by Oregon Walks, Verde, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), and Unite Oregon, this coalition is made up of people and organizations that live, work, and play along 82nd Avenue. 

Click here to learn more or join the coalition 


For More Information

Visit the project website for updates.

If you have a question or concerns, contact the project team
using the email or phone number below.

82nd Avenue Project Team
503-865-8282
82ndavenue@portlandoregon.gov


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