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News Blog: Investing in East Portland in 2020 and beyond

Commissioner Eudaly and Chris Warner cut the ribbon on the Halsey-Weidler Streetscape Project

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, Transportation Director Chris Warner, Prosper Portland Executive Director Kimberly Branam cut the ribbon on the Halsey-Weidler Streetscape Project with Gateway community members in July 2019. Photo by Sarah Petersen, Portland Bureau of Transportation.

(Dec. 31, 2019) It’s been a big year for transportation in East Portland. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) wrapped up multiple projects this year, totaling over $8 million in investments. Another $13.6 million in projects are currently underway.

Highlights from this year include:

  • 3,000 feet of new sidewalks on NE 148th Avenue from Glisan to Halsey streets, funded by Fixing Our Streets.
  • Completion of the Halsey-Weidler Streetscape project in Gateway along the Halsey-Weidler couplet between NE 100th and 114th avenues, funded by Fixing Our Streets.
  • Upgraded traffic signals at nine intersections along 102nd Avenue between SE Washington Street and NE Sandy Boulevard (construction is 97% complete).
  • PBOT’s new Gravel Street Service fills in ruts and potholes to smooth out Portland's gravel streets. PBOT tackled gravel streets in Southeast Portland (south of Division) during winter 2018/2019. This winter our crews will cover the rest of Southeast Portland and all of North and Northeast.

As we look ahead to 2020, we are excited to announce the start of construction on 14 additional East Portland projects. This represents another $45 million for improved streets and safety upgrades.

All of our work in East Portland has been directly informed by the residents and businesses that make up one of Portland’s fastest growing areas in the city. This work has built on the East Portland Action Plan, adopted by Portland City Council in 2009, as well as East Portland in Motion, adopted in 2012.

Since then, PBOT staff have been talking with community members and incorporating what we’ve heard into the numerous other plans and programs which guide our work citywide. This includes PedPDX - Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Master Planour Vision Zero Action Plan; the Division Transit Project with TriMet; Fixing Our Streets; as well as our Safe Routes to School program and much more.

These projects often require years of development. This means getting the design and scoping of each project right, getting feedback from the community, applying for state and federal grants, and continuously doing public outreach and engagement so neighbors can weigh in on project plans and designs. All this helps PBOT build a transportation system that serves everyone.

We are grateful to the thousands of East Portland residents who have taken the time to provide their constructive feedback on these projects and plans over the past decade. We are excited about the transportation improvements coming to East Portland in 2020 and we thank you in advance for your patience as we build a safer, more accessible transportation network that serves all East Portlanders.

Click through to see all the work we've done in 2019 and will do in 2020 and beyond:

East Portland Projects under construction in 2019 and beyond map

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Projects Completed in 2019

Fixing Our Streets: Halsey-Weidler Streetscape Project

Location: NE Weidler and Halsey streets between 100th and 114th avenues

Scope: Paving, new crosswalks, transit islands, protected bike lanes, rebuilt signals, and ADA ramps.

Status: Completed summer 2019

Budget: $5.5 million

 

Paving SE Harold Street (111th to 136th)

Location: SE Harold Street between 111th and 136th avenues

Scope: Paving

Status: Completed summer 2019

Budget: $200,000

Fixing Our Streets: NE 148th Avenue Sidewalks

Location: NE 148th Avenue between Glisan and Halsey streets

Scope: Sidewalks

Status: Completed fall 2019

Budget: $1.7 million

Fixing Our Streets: I-205 at Glisan Intersection Safety Improvements

Location: I-205 at NE Glisan Street

Scope: Paving, upgraded I-205 trail crossing

Status: Completed spring 2019

Budget: $300,000

 

SE Holgate Street and 104th Avenue Traffic Signal Rebuild

Location: SE Holgate Street at 104th Avenue

Scope: New traffic signal and ADA ramps

Status: Completed spring 2019

Budget: $500,000

 

Projects Currently Under Construction

NE Marine Drive Corridor Safety Improvements

Location: NE Marine Drive between 112th and 185th avenues

Scope: Corridor safety updates, including graded pedestrian crossings, filling in trail gaps, a new traffic signal at 122nd Avenue, reduced speed limit, enhanced bike facilities, and two new rapid-flashing beacons.

Status: 90% complete. Expected to be complete by February 2020.

Budget: $1.5 million

 

Outer Division Multimodal Safety Project (Phase 1)

Location: SE Division Street between 99th and 162nd avenues

Scope: Street lighting, sidewalk infill, and new pedestrian crossings.

Status: 85% complete. Expected to be complete spring 2020.

Budget: $3.5 million

 

130s Neighborhood Greenway

Location: NE and SE 130s, between I-84 and SE Powell Boulevard

Scope: New crossing treatments, traffic calming, ADA ramps, and wayfinding signage

Status: 85% complete. Expected to be complete spring 2020

Budget: $2 million

 

East Portland Traffic Signal Upgrades

Location: Nine intersections on 102nd Avenue from SE Washington Street to NE Sandy Boulevard; and seven intersections on NE 122nd Avenue from NE Airport Way to East Burnside Street

Scope: Upgrade signal heads to increase visibility and improve safety

Status: 97% complete

Budget: $2.5 million

 

East Portland Pedestrian Safety Crossings

Locations: NE 85th Avenue at Sandy Boulevard; NE 91st Avenue at Sandy Boulevard; and SE Stark Street at 155th Avenue

Scope: New pedestrian crossings

Status: 90% complete. Crossings will be operational when power is connected spring 2020.

Budget: $3 million

 

Fixing Our Streets: HOP Neighborhood Greenway

Location: NE Holladay, Oregon, and Pacific streets (HOP) between 99th and 128th avenues

Scope: Traffic calming, ADA ramps, and wayfinding signage

Status: 80% complete. Construction will be complete Spring 2020.

Budget: $1.1 million

 

Portland Gravel Street Service

Location: Gravel streets throughout East Portland

Scope: Grade and gravel existing gravel streets

Status: Currently in Year 2 of a 3-year cycle

 

Projects Beginning Construction in 2020

Fixing Our Streets: SE 136th Paving and Sidewalks to Opportunity

Location: SE 136th Avenue from Division Street to Foster Road

Scope: Paving, sidewalks, curb ramps, protected bike lanes, street trees

Status: Design complete. Construction May – December 2020

Budget: $8.5 million

East Portland Access to Employment and Education Project

Location: SE Market Street between 92nd and 130th avenues

Scope: 100s Neighborhood Greenway; 150s Neighborhood Greenway; SE Market Street sidewalks and ADA ramps.

Status: Design complete. Construction starts summer 2020

Budget: $11 million

 

Fixing Our Streets: 122nd Avenue Corridor Multimodal and Safety Project

Location: 122nd Avenue from NE Shaver Street to SE Foster Road

Scope: Corridor safety improvements, street lighting infill, and repurposing a parking lane to a bus priority lane.

Status: Design underway. Construction expected late fall 2020.

Budget: $3 million

 

Fixing Our Streets and Safe Routes to School: SE 174th Avenue sidewalks

Location: SE 174th Avenue between Stark and Main streets

Scope: New sidewalks

Status: Design underway. Construction expected late fall 2020

Budget: $2.4 million

 

East Glisan Street Update

Location: NE Glisan Street between 102nd and 162nd avenues

Scope: Corridor safety upgrades, new and upgraded pedestrian crossings.

Status: Phase 1 will be complete January 2020. Phase 2 begins fall 2020.

Budget: $400,000

Outer Halsey Safety Project

Location: NE Halsey Street between 114th and 162nd avenues

Scope: New pedestrian crossings, ADA ramps, sidewalk infill and protected bike lanes, with no change to the number of travel lanes.

Status: Design at 95%. Construction expected to start spring 2021.

Budget: $4 million

 

Fixing Our Streets: Outer Division Multimodal Safety Project (Phase 2)

Location: SE Division Street between 80th and 162nd avenues

Scope: New pedestrian crossings, protected bike lanes, and corridor safety improvements.

Status: Design at 95%. Construction expected fall 2020.

Budget: $10.5 million

 

Fixing Our Streets and Safe Routes to School: NE Shaver Street sidewalks

Location: NE Shaver Street from 115th Avenue to Parkrose Middle School

Scope: Sidewalk infill along south side of Shaver

Status: Design underway. Construction expected late fall 2020

Budget: $200,000

Fixing Our Streets and Safe Routes to School: New traffic signals

Locations: NE 113th Avenue at Glisan Street; SE 86th Avenue at Washington Street; SE 148th Avenue at Main Street;

Scope: New signalized crossings

Status: Design at 30%. Construction expected late fall 2020.

Budget: $2.5 million

Fixing Our Streets: NE 102nd Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

Location: NE 102nd Avenue from Weidler Street to Sandy Boulevard

Scope: Corridor safety upgrades

Status: Phase 1 completed summer 2019. Phase 2  with more permanent elements scheduled for 2020.

Budget: $300,000

Fixing Our Streets: 4M Neighborhood Greenway

Location: SE Mill, Millmain, and Main streets (4M) between 130th and 174th avenues

Scope: Sidewalk infill, tree planting, bike lanes and pavement markings, speed bumps, and wayfinding signage

Status: Design at 30%. Construction expected late fall 2020.

Budget: $1.5 million

Fixing Our Streets: New traffic signal at SE 146th Avenue and Stark Street

Location: SE 146th Avenue and Stark Street

Scope: New traffic signal

Status: Design complete. Construction begins spring 2020.

Budget: $1 million

 

NE 87th Avenue and Glisan Street Crossing Improvement

Location: NE 87th Avenue and Glisan Street

Scope: New rapid-flashing beacon

Status: Construction begins spring 2020

Budget: $350,000

 

SE 102nd Avenue and Woodstock Street Local Improvement District (LID)

Locations: SE 102nd Avenue from Woodstock Boulevard to Foster Road; SE Woodstock Boulevard from 101st Avenue to 93 feet east of SE 102nd Avenue.

Scope: Paving

Status: Construction expected fall 2020

 

Projects in the Pipeline: Opportunities for Engagement in 2020

162nd Avenue Safety and Access to Transit Project

Location: SE 162nd Avenue from Stark Street to Powell Boulevard

Scope: Corridor safety improvements and improved pedestrian crossings

Status: Beginning Design. Construction expected spring 2021.

Budget: $1.5 million

 

Build Portland: Safer Outer Stark

Location: SE Stark Street between 109th and 162nd avenues

Scope: Paving, corridor safety upgrades

Status: Project development and public involvement throughout 2019. Design begins winter 2020. Construction expected 2022.

 

Build Portland: Foster-Woodstock Couplet East

Location: SE Foster Road and Woodstock Boulevard between I-205 and 101st Avenue

Scope: Pedestrian crossings, bicycle upgrades, ADA curb ramps, and traffic signals

Status: Design began fall 2019. Construction expected 2021.

Division-Midway Neighborhood Street Improvements

Location: Selected gravel streets in the Division-Midway and Powellhurst-Gilbert area

Scope: Pave certain gravel streets

Status: Public outreach and design start spring 2020. Construction expected 2022.

 

NE Halsey Safety and Access to Transit Project

Location: NE Halsey Street between 65th and 92nd avenues

Scope: Signal improvements, intersection redesigns, bus stop improvements and high-priority crossings, bikeway on Halsey from 65th to 92nd, multiuse path connection from 82nd Avenue.

Status: Design began fall 2019. Construction expected 2022.

 

Jade-Montavilla Connected Centers

Scope: Biking and walking upgrades in the Jade and Montavilla districts

Status: Design begins winter 2020. Construction expected 2022.

Budget: $7.1 million

NE 97th Avenue Phase II LID

Location: NE 97th Avenue from E Burnside to NE Davis streets; E Burnside Street from 9400 block to NE 97th Avenue

Scope: New street, sidewalk, and stormwater infrastructure

Status: Construction expected 2021

Budget: $5.7 million

NE Couch/Davis LID

Location: NE Couch Street between 97th and 99th avenues; NE Davis Street between 97th and 100th avenues.

Scope: New street, sidewalk, and stormwater infrastructure: Status: Construction expected 2022

Budget: $8.9 million