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Building a Better 82nd: May 17, 2024

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Critical Fixes: Near-term safety and maintenance improvements

Major Maintenance Project Advances to Draft Final Design

The project team reviewed comments from the 60 percent public comment period and has incorporated feedback where feasible. The project is now at draft final design. At this stage of the design process, the project team refines final designs and the right-of-way process begins.

In a few key areas, the project team will take a little more time to design improvements. We’ll conduct additional public engagement to make sure designs are aligned with future transit investments and meet the needs of the community.  

Areas of 82nd that will be the focus of this additional engagement include: 

  • Adjacent to Eastport Plaza
  • Adjacent to Multnomah Cemetery  
  • SE Mitchell Street intersection
  • Between SE Powell and Holgate boulevards 

PBOT is working with Metro, TriMet and partners from Clackamas County to conduct a transit alternatives analysis for potential bus rapid transit service. Between SE Powell and Holgate, the future transit project may include more significant changes to the roadway in this area to address transit delay.

Paving, signals, and ADA ramp work in these areas will be delivered on a different construction timeline and are funded and programmed for construction within the next six years. While we are slowing down on design of these segments to allow for community conversations, we will continue to move forward on the rest of the improvements planned with the Major Maintenance Project. 

Construction expected to start this summer and continue through 2026.


Construction continues on 82nd Avenue Crossings

Construction workers in orange vests and hard hats finish ADA curb ramps and sidewalk. Wooden forms and stakes hold concrete in place.

Construction crews finish concrete for new ADA curb ramps and sidewalk at SE 82nd Avenue at SE Schiller Street. 

Work is underway to construct new pedestrian crossings on 82nd Avenue, at the intersections of 82nd Avenue at NE Beech, Klickitat, and Schuyler streets; and SE Clinton, Ash, and Schiller streets. In the coming weeks, contractors with PBOT will continue curb ramp construction and excavation for electrical conduit and signal foundations. Contractors are currently working at 82nd Avenue at the intersections of NE Schuyler, SE Schiller Street, SE Ash Street, and SE Clinton Street.

Traffic impacts: 

  • Temporary pedestrian walkways – physical barriers will be in place to direct pedestrians around the work zone during construction. 

  • Temporary lane closures – one travel lane on 82nd Avenue will be closed near the work zones. 
  • During the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, contractors will complete construction activity by 10 a.m. Friday, May 24. No work is planned over the weekend, and no work is planned for Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.


Grants and Programs available 

Portland Housing Bureau's Eviction Legal Defense Program

Renters! If you have received a termination notice, housing subsidy termination notice, or eviction court papers, you may be eligible for free legal support though the Portland Housing Bureau’s Eviction Legal Defense Program. To see if you are eligible and to apply, please contact Oregon Law Center at 888.585.9638 or evictiondefense@oregonlawcenter.org. In your message, please include your name, date of birth, and whether you have received a termination notice, housing subsidy termination, or an eviction court case.

Learn more and apply today

ODOT’s Community Charging Rebates Program 

ODOT’s Community Charging Rebates Program, which helps fund Level 2 electric vehicle projects in Oregon’s communities, opened its latest funding round earlier this month.  

The application window will be open through July 3, 2024 or until the funding is exhausted. This is the program’s second funding round, and ODOT has $2.5 million available for projects. Eligible businesses, nonprofits, public entities, Tribes, and owners of multifamily home complexes may apply. 

Learn more and apply today

Mini-Grants for non-profit organizations available 

With Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) mini grants, organizations can apply for up to $5,000 for activities that align with goals of addressing climate change and advancing racial and social justice. 

Learn more and apply today


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