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What's Happening Now?
This project is in the Final Plans review. Next steps will include acquiring a contractor. Construction is expected in 2024.
Project Background and Description
This segment of N Willis Blvd was identified as an important connection for students and families attending César Chávez K-8 School in the Roosevelt cluster of Portland Public Schools (PPS) District. Walking routes and challenging connections 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 and routes on this webpage.
Here are the planned project elements:
- 6-foot concrete sidewalk on the south side of N Willis Boulevard, filling gaps between existing sidewalk
- 4 new curb ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the southwest and southeast corners of N Dwight and N Dana Avenues
- 11 updated curb ramps to the latest ADA-compliant standards on the southeast corner of N Woolsey Avenue, all corners of N Wayland Avenue, southwest and southeast corners of N Foss Avenue, and all corners of N Chautauqua Boulevard
- Upgrade traffic signal and street light luminaire at N Wayland Avenue pedestrian crossing
- 14 new or refreshed marked crosswalks
- 18 new street trees
- Relocate N Woolsey Boulevard TriMet stop from southwest corner to southeast and pour new concrete bus pad
The Fixing Our Streets 10-cent citywide gas tax was approved by voters in May 2016 and again in May 2020. Safe Routes to School was allocated funding by Fixing Our Streets for school access improvements across Portland.