PBOT closes major bikeway on SE Clinton for repaving project

PBOT's recommended detour routes around the repaving on Clinton. (Graphic: BikePortland)

PBOT’s recommended detour routes around the repaving on Clinton.
(Graphic: BikePortland)

Be advised that the Portland Bureau of Transportation is repaving SE Clinton Street from 21st to 26th and the road will be closed to bicycling from today through the 24th.

Here’s the official notice:

The traveling public is advised to expect delays during project work hours, normally 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and expect to follow detour routes. Consider using alternate routes if possible, through Oct. 24.

During work hours, the following detours will direct bicycle and vehicle traffic:

Eastbound travelers will go south at SE 21st, east on SE Taggart St, and north on SE 26th to return to SE Clinton St.
Westbound travelers will go north at SE 26th Ave, west on SE Ivon St, and south on SE 21st Ave to return to SE Clinton St.

For comfort and safety, people riding bicycles are encouraged to use the detour routes at all times, even when work crews are not present. There will be times when the ground street surface is left unattended, and such conditions can be difficult or uncomfortable for people biking.


During work hours, travelers will need to park on side streets and walk to access businesses and other destinations on Clinton Street. Motor vehicles and bicycle traffic will be kept out of the street to ensure safety for crews and the public. Businesses with specific access needs, such as for deliveries, should contact crews on the scene for safe access.

Crews will repave 0.7 lane mile of street surface. Clinton is a neighborhood greenway, a street with low-traffic volumes and speeds, where bicycles, pedestrians and neighbors are given priority.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all traffic control signage and obey directions from flaggers and other work crew members. Use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

Clinton is a very popular neighborhood greenway route so we hope the detour routes remain safe for bicycle riders for the coming week. It will be great to have it all smoothed out! If you ride here regularly, let us know how the project is treating you.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and

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