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Construction to restrict lanes of SW Multnomah Boulevard

The Bureau of Transportation has started a serious of projects on Multnomah Boulevard in Southwest Portland that will require lane closures from 22nd to 40th avenues between now and the end of October.

According to the bureau, lane closures will be restricted to after 9 a.m. and before 3 p.m. to minimize impacts on travelers. The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made and to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and construction sign directions, and use alternate routes if possible.

The project is intended to create better connections between Multnomah Village and Barbur Boulevard for walking and bicycling, as well as reconstruct the road and install stormwater improvements. It will create a protected bikeway, new sidewalk and a multi-use path separated from the road by a landscaped bioswale.

Specifically, between 22nd and 34th avenues, the project will build a sidewalk and a protected bikeway along the north side of Multnomah. On the south side of the street, from 25th to 31st avenues, crews will build a separated multi-use path for walking and bicycling.

To improve crossing safety for pedestrians, crews will also install a flashing light at 25th Avenue.

Between 35th and 40th avenues, a series of localized stormwater management improvements will be built along with sidewalks.

The project is jointly funded by the Bureaus of Transportation and Environmental Services

Construction will start at the east end of the project area and on the north side of Multnomah and work its way west. The project will largely be complete by the end of October.

More information will soon be posted on the project website:

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/54292