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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements in Rose Quarter area to impact popular NE Multnomah St. bike routes, from east of N Interstate Ave. to NE First Ave., Aug. 20-27

(Aug. 18, 2015)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require intermittent lane closures on N Multnomah Street from 166 feet east of N Interstate Avenue to NE First Avenue starting Thursday, Aug. 20, through Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The roadway will not be completely closed. Expect intermittent delays, a rough travel surface and direction to ride bicycles in the travel lane from Aug. 20-27 on weekdays. During active work times, flaggers will be available to provide directions.

This area is a popular route for people traveling by bicycle and public transit. During work hours, expect to see signs indicating lane closures and detours. Consider using alternate routes. Work hours likely will not affect evening rush hour, though morning peak hours may be affected.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and repave .98 lane miles of N Multnomah Street. This preventive maintenance preserves the life of the roadway and saves money by avoiding more costly reconstruction.

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.

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 reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility.