(January 15, 2015) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE 7th Avenue from SE Belmont Street to SE Stark Street from Friday, January 16 through Tuesday, January 20, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. This project may also include some weekend work.
The lane closures will allow crews to grind .83 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date.
PBOT street improvement crews work through the winter, adjusting tasks based on weather conditions. Crews will grind down old asphalt and prepare street surfaces for paving even in cold and rainy conditions. They will return to complete paving during a window of dry weather.
Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.
Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work. The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.
This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change