n willamette blvd

Detours and work zones coming to N Willamette Blvd for up to four months

by on May 20th, 2016 at 9:11 pm

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Southbound on Willamette will get protective plastic wands separating this bike lane with the standard lane. In the other direction riders will be routed up onto the sidewalk — a popular place for running and walking.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Starting this Monday (5/23), traffic patterns on North Willamette Boulevard will change dramatically for up to four months.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is replacing a viaduct that spans across the bluffs between North Chase and Fowler which requires them to close the entire northern lane. During the closure, all northbound auto, truck and bus traffic will be detoured up to Lombard. Willamette will remain open for bicycle riders in both directions — but northbound bike traffic will be routed up onto the sidewalk.

Here are the details from PBOT: (more…)

First look: PBOT’s new bike lane ‘adjustments’ on N Willamette Blvd

by on August 5th, 2014 at 10:30 am

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New and wide and buffered on Willamette Blvd near University of Portland.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) repaved a 1.2 mile section of N Willamette Blvd on Thursday night. As we reported last month, PBOT wisely seized this opportunity to update the lane striping to better reflect current usage patterns.