N Willis Sidewalk Project: N Newman to Chautauqua Blvd

Engineering And Design
Once designs are complete, contractors will build new sidewalk and ADA curb ramps on the south side of N Willis Blvd between N Newman Ave and N Chautauqua Blvd, an essential connection for students, families and neighbors in the Portsmouth neighborhood.
A graphic drawing showing how the new sidewalk project will look. A young child on a scooter and their adult walk casually across a zebra-striped crosswalk. They are headed towards new curb ramps and sidewalk infill adjacent to homes along N Willis Blvd.
Construction expected Summer/Fall 2023
Location Description
N Willis Blvd between N Newman Ave and Chautauqua Blvd
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What's Happening Now?

This project is currently in design with construction expected to begin during late summer/early fall 2023.

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 at SafeRoutesProjects.com.

Project Funding

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. 

Project paid for by Fixing Our Streets: Your dime at work.