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Heat wave and chip sealed pavement

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Something to think about if you are planning on riding Sauvie Island or other rural chip sealed roads this week:

Sauvie Island loop on Mult Co chip sealing list

Monday, July 17th, 2017

This link has the latest updates on Mult Co chip seal paving in west and east county for July/August. Note that mile one on NW Gillihan Rd of the popular Sauvie Island loop will be having paving on July 17-18, 21 and 25. You may want to avoid this stretch if you don’t want oiled gravel in your chain and derailleur.

Mult Co summer paving projects includes popular road in Sauvie Island

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Paving on Multnomah County rural roads

A contractor has begun paving several rural roads in east and west parts of Multnomah County. When one lane is being paved, flaggers will alternate two-way traffic in the open lane. There will be a one-day close of SE Stark Street on Wednesday, June 14 between SE Kerslake Road and the Stark Street Bridge.

The road sections being paved are:

SE Orient Drive (from Gresham City limit to the Clackamas County line): June 12-15, 8 am to 7 pm. Highway 26 is an alternate route.
SE Stark Street (from SE Kerslake Road to the Stark Street Bridge over the Sandy River): June 14-19, 8 am to 7 pm. This work will require a one-day closure of Stark Street on Wednesday, June 14. The Historic Columbia River Highway is an alternate route.
SE 172nd Ave. (from SE Foster Road to north of SE 170th Ave.): June 19-20, 8 am to 4 pm. SE Foster Road is an alternate route.
NW Sauvie Island Road(a 400 foot long section north of NW Lucy Reeder Road): June 21, 7 am to 7 pm. Flaggers will direct two-way traffic. No nearby alternate route.
Dates are subject to change due to weather or other factors.

Travelers should use alternate routes when possible to avoid delays on these roads during work days (Monday to Friday). Traffic using side streets and driveways adjacent to the paving may experience brief delays during a rolling closure.

Multnomah County maintains 300 miles of roads and bridges. For information, visit www.multco.us/roads or follow us on Twitter @MultCoRoads.

St. Johns Bridge

Friday, May 26th, 2017

I dreamt the St Johns Bridge could look like this in a Vision Zero universe with no rider ever again having to pedal past a ghost bike …

NW 19th lane markings finally

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Wahoo… the buffered lane marker was finally added to NW 19th this week.

GOFUND for disabled man’s stolen trike

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

As Portland resident Dan Cadmus’s Parkinson condition has progressed the last several years, his primary mobility has been via his custom trike. The trike was stolen on Thanksgiving. His story is portrayed in this link to a Channel 2 news item from last week. There is also, at the bottom of the text article a link to a GOFUNDME account to raise money for a new trike and a secure bike storage locker. Thank you.