What is happening now?
Projects for 2023 are currently in late stages of design. This page will be updated with anticipated construction timelines, and new projects will be added when they reach early project design milestones.
Where are projects taking place?
|Project Locations||Project Description||Construction Year||School|
|NE 92nd Ave at Russell St||Curb ramps; marked crosswalks; roadway reconfiguration||Spring 2023||Jason Lee ES|
|N Central Ave at Charleston||Curb ramps; marked crosswalks||Summer 2023||James John ES|
|N Midway Ave at Mears||Curb ramps; marked crosswalk; traffic||Summer 2023||George MS|
|NE Grand at Humboldt||Curb ramp; marked crosswalk||Summer 2023||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr ES|
|SE Holgate at 36th Pl||Curb ramps; median island; marked crosswalk||Fall 2023||Grout ES|
|NE 13th at Saratoga||Curb ramps; marked crosswalk||Fall 2023||Woodlawn ES|
|NE 72nd Ave at Siskiyou/Morris||Curb ramps; updated crosswalks||Winter 2022-23||Roseway Heights MS|
Project planning background
These crossings were identified as an important connections for students and families accessing schools across Portland. Walking routes and problem intersections were highlighted by school communities during a Safe Routes to School outreach process held throughout 2017.
You can read more about the planning process and see a map of citywide project locations at SafeRoutesProjects.com.
Voters approved a $482 million bond for school improvements in the Portland Public Schools (PPS) District in 2012. Over eight years, bond funding supported modernization of three high schools, provided classroom upgrades, and also made seismic improvements to many
buildings. Approximately 51 schools received some level of upgrade.
Of that $482 million, PPS set aside $5 million in bond funds to cover transportation improvements. Many public and private development projects include requirements to construct related transportation improvements as part of the work. PPS and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) agreed that the bond funds would cover required transportation improvements to schools undergoing significant renovation.
The agreement first prioritized student transportation safety projects required as conditions of permit approvals associated with schools receiving full modernization or replacement.
After the requirements were met, the remaining $4 million was allocated for 2012 bond schools not receiving school modernizations but still in need of transportation improvements to support students and families. Title I schools, where at least 33% of K-8 students receive state support services, were prioritized. The projects identified for implementation are intended to support safe walking and biking access to school.