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Building a Better 82nd: February 9, 2024

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Critical Fixes: Near-term safety and maintenance improvements

Major Maintenance Project design update available now, share your feedback by March 31 

Last week we released updated plans for the Major Maintenance Project, including wider sidewalks, pedestrian safety improvements and new, smooth pavement on a 2.5-mile stretch of 82nd Avenue.  

An artist's rendering on 82nd Avenue looking south toward SE Foster Road shows pedestrians walking and pushing strollers on a wide sidewalk, with a new tree-lined median island in the center lane.
An artist's rendering shows pedestrians walking and pushing strollers on a wide sidewalk next to 82nd Avenue, with a new tree-lined median island in the center lane. The wider sidewalk and trees in this section are part of a near-finished design where construction is scheduled to start this summer. Rendering by Portland Bureau of Transportation.

The 60% design drawings and plans are available for public review. The 60% design represents a major milestone in the project's development, and is the result of nine months of public engagement, safety and traffic analysis, and design progress.  

Share your feedback on the design by March 31


Building a Better 82nd team hits the road! 

Our team is getting out to community events and meetings to spread the word about the 82nd Avenue Major Maintenance project design updates and hear feedback directly from community members.

Left: PBOT staff table at Chinese New Year Cultural Festival Right: The event featured many incredible performances, including dragon and lion dancing
Left: PBOT staff table at Chinese New Year Cultural Festival Right: The event featured many incredible performances, including dragon and
lion dancing

We had a great time connecting and celebrating with community members at the Chinese New Year Cultural Fair at the Convention Center last weekend! On our project website, you can find a link to our 60% design concept map in multiple languages, including Chinese (simplified): 中文.

Left: Families arrive at Marysville Elementary School, meeting PBOT staff at the entrance. Right: PBOT staff share project information with parents (and stickers and other goodies with kids!)
Left: Families arrive at Marysville Elementary School, meeting PBOT staff at the entrance. Right: PBOT staff share project information with parents (and stickers and other goodies with kids!)

This week we also celebrated Walk & Roll to School Day at Marysville Elementary School, talking with kiddos and parents about updated designs for SE 82nd Avenue at the intersections of Raymond and Mitchell streets.

Want to us to join your next event or meeting? Send us an email at 82ndavenue@portlandoregon.gov


Grants available 

Own a business on or within a few blocks of 82nd Avenue? 

You may be within a priority area eligible for up to $25,000 reimbursement for security improvements, physical repairs related to vandalism, and inventory loss. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The next deadline is February 11, 2024.

Learn more about the Restore Grant 

Grants for 82nd Avenue non-profits available 

Community-based organizations engaged in work to improve climate resiliency may be eligible for grants of up to $100,000. 

Learn more about the Portland Clean Energy Fund’s Community Responsive Grant Program


Upcoming Meetings and Events

Monday February 12, 2024 | 6:50 – 7:10 p.m. | 82nd Avenue Major Maintenance Presentation to Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association (Hybrid Meeting) | Virtual: Zoom link | In-person: SE Family YMCA (6036 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206) 

Monday, March 4, 2024 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | 82nd Avenue Major Maintenance Project 60% Design In-person Public Comment Opportunity | Marysville Elementary School (7733 SE Raymond St, Portland, OR 97206) 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | 6 – 8 p.m.| 82nd Avenue Community Advisory Group Meeting  Portland Community College SE Campus (2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216), Student Commons (SCOM) Building, 2nd floor, room 234.   

See all of our 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 more 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, 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 and 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