ODOT open house on Thursday looks at safety improvements for N Broadway

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We covered this project a few weeks ago; but wanted to make sure you were aware of the official open house tomorrow (1/7) night. Check the ODOT press release below for more details…

Thursday open house looks at safety improvements for North Broadway

ODOT and the Portland Bureau of Transportation will host a public open house on Thursday, Jan. 7 to look at improvements planned for the intersection where the southbound Interstate 5 off-ramp, exit 302A, meets North Broadway.

The open house is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 in the basement of the Left Bank office building, 240 N. Broadway. The entrance is on North Wheeler Avenue between North Weidler Street and North Broadway. Signs will be posted near the building.

Members of the project team from ODOT and PBOT will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

The work is part of the larger N/NE Quadrant Plan which would make operational and safety improvements in the areas both on and off I-5. The Plan, a joint effort by ODOT and PBOT, does not yet have funding for all elements.

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The planned project improvements include:
— Realigning the right turn lane at the I-5 southbound off-ramp, exit 302A, at North Broadway.
— Installing a pedestrian signal at the streetcar platform between North Ross and Wheeler avenues.
— Replacing the traffic signal at the intersection of North Broadway and Vancouver Avenue and the I-5 off-ramp.
— Improving curbs, sidewalks and curb ramps.
— The improvements will reduce collision points and add further protections for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Consider using public transit.

Portland Streetcar: North Broadway and Ross stop, https://goo.gl/maps/RG9kGrZUJpA2 TriMet Bus Routes: #4, #44, #157, to North Vancouver & Weidler stop.

https://goo.gl/maps/pnYWd259i4H2 TriMet Bus Route: #17 to the North Weidler and Williams stop or North Broadway and Vancouver stop, https://goo.gl/maps/s6gNSNaJW7T2

On street parking is located west of the building and bicycle parking is available outside the building.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016.

For more information, go to the project web site at

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/Pages/I-5-Southbound-Off-Ramp-at-North-Broadway-Project.aspx

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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