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Full road closures starting Monday, May 20 on SE 174th Avenue between Stark and Alder streets

Traffic Advisory
Beginning next Monday, May 20, Portland General Electric (PGE) will work to install new utility poles between SE Stark and Main streets on 174th Avenue. Full road closures are needed due to the size of the trucks and space required. The work will be done in two phases and detour routes will be marke
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Beginning next Monday, May 20, Portland General Electric (PGE) will work to install new utility poles between SE Stark and Main streets on 174th Avenue. Full road closures are needed due to the size of the trucks and space required. The work will be done in two phases and detour routes will be marked.

A map of the project area showing full road closure on SE 174th between Stark and Alder from May 20-24, and full closure between SE Alder and Main streets from May 28-31.

What to expect

  • Full road closure on SE 174th Avenue between SE Stark and Alder streets from May 20-24
  • Full road closure on SE 174th Avenue between SE Alder and Main streets from May 28-31
  • East and westbound travel along SE Washington Court and SE Alder Street will be maintained
  • Local access will be maintained with support of flagging crews

What's been happening? 

The contractor, Interlaken, Inc. recently completed pouring the curb and gutter portion of the sidewalk. After curb and gutter work was completed they repaved sections of asphalt torn up during curb and sed/sump storm water system installation.

What's coming up? 

On Monday, May 20, PGE will begin work to install new utility poles. The old poles are in the path of the sidewalk and must be relocated to the area between the sidewalk and street. Once the new poles are installed, power will be transferred and the old poles will be removed. The utility relocation work is expected to last between May 20-31. 

Now that the curb and gutter have been installed, crews will focus on prepping and pouring the flat areas of the sidewalk and driveways.

The planned schedule may be subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances. 

Project Background

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) identified this segment of SE 174th Avenue as an important connection for students and families attending Alder Elementary School in the Reynolds School District. Members of the school community here highlighted the challenges walking and biking this corridor during a 2017 Safe Routes to School outreach process.

You can read more about the planning process and see a map of citywide project locations and routes on this webpage. 

This project was made possible by funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Safe Routes to School Competitive Infrastructure Grant. Portland's Safe Routes to School program received $2 million in grant funding to support this project. PBOT is responsible for a 20% funding match. 

Abra McNair / Project Manager
(971) 501-0419
abra.mcnair@portlandoregon.gov

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