west of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
(Photo © J. Maus)
The City of Portland has sent out a “Bicycle Advisory” notice for several bikeway detours and closures in the coming weeks due to streetcar track construction (and related sewer work) on Broadway and Weidler.
Here are the latest details (emphasis mine):
streetcar construction hot spots.
- Broadway/Weidler – NE Benton to Williams (Sewer work)
Starting the week of February 8, 2010 and lasting until approximately Mar 5, 2010 — Westbound bike lane will be closed at times both during the day and night. Westbound bikes will be detoured at Wheeler, one block north to Dixon and back to Broadway at Benton. Eastbound bike traffic on N Broadway/Weidler, from Benton to Williams, will be re-routed onto the sidewalk from 7AM to 4 PM. Bikes must yield to pedestrians on the sidewalk.
Broadway/Victoria – N Williams (Water work)
For two days, likely Wed (2/17) and Thurs (2/18) — The bike lane and two travel lanes will be closed at night on Broadway between Victoria and Williams. Lanes will be closed starting at 8PM and continue into the morning commute. All lanes will be open by 8AM. Bikes must ride in the vehicle travel lane.
NE 7th – Weidler – NE Oregon (Sewer work)
Starting the week of February 24, 2010 and lasting until June 25, 2010 – Sewer work will alternate from the east and west sides of the street. A flagger may be present or the work may require closing parts of the street. More details related to bike impacts will be provided as they are known.
If you’ve ridden on Broadway recently, you’ve no doubt come face-to-face with these construction zones. One of our forum members, bobcycle, noted last month that the bikeway re-routes are sometimes a bit sketchy. If you have concerns about these construction zones, call 823-SAFE (7233) and let the City know about it.
To stay abreast of Eastside Streetcar Loop project construction, check out PortlandStreetcar.org.
UPDATE – 2/20, 8:50 am: KPTV/FOX picked up this story and did a piece about it on their newscast last night. Check out the video here.