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Traffic Advisory: Street maintenance to close lanes on SE 52nd Ave. from SE Woodstock Boulevard to SE Steele Street, Dec. 21-Jan. 4

(Dec. 18, 2015) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street maintenance will require lane closures on SE 52nd Avenue, from SE Woodstock Boulevard to SE Steele Street, starting Monday, Dec. 21, through Monday, Jan. 4, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

This section of SE 52nd Avenue is a popular bike route, recently growing in use with the 50s Bikeway project which opened in 2014.

The roadway will not be completely closed. Expect intermittent delays and a rough travel surface.

Consider using alternate routes. Work hours likely will not affect evening rush hour, though morning peak hours may be affected. People riding bicycles should avoid the work zone, and either use alternate routes, open travel lanes or sidewalks.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind 1.47 lane miles of pavement in preparation for paving at a later date, dependent on weather conditions. This preventive maintenance preserves the life of the roadway and saves money by avoiding more costly reconstruction.

PBOT street maintenance 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.

Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check

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.