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Next Monday (7/17), the City of Portland Office of Transportation will begin a major construction project on SE Hawthorne Blvd. The 35-block Hawthorne Boulevard Project will add safety improvements from 20th to 55th Streets.
Hawthorne Blvd. is the second busiest east-west corridor in SE Portland and is the heart of a major business district.
According to the official statement, the year-long project hopes to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, transit operations, and traffic flow by installing curb extensions, upgrading traffic signals, re-aligning intersections, and adding covered bicycle parking areas.
Does this mean we’ll be seeing the fabled “bike-oases” sometime soon? I’ll keep you posted.