Powell Blvd Safety Improvements – Night Time Lane Closures

The Oregon Department of Transportation are beginning work on a project that will increase pedestrian safety, change signalization, and result in some temporary night time lane closures along SE Powell Blvd from SE 21st to SE 34th Aves during construction.

This project will be adding flashing beacons at crosswalks and left-turn signals in several locations and make it easier for large trucks to turn onto and from Powell Blvd.

During construction in late March, lane closures and traffic delays at night are expected.

Expected Night Time Lane Closure Hours:

  • Weekdays from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • From 8 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • From 7 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday.
  • From 7 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday.

Please learn more about it, here:

http://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=18795

Paving & Road Improvements on SE 28th Avenue

The City of Portland have begun a re-paving project, including some sewer work and some additions of ADA sidewalk ramps at corners, to SE 28th Ave between Holgate and Steele streets.  After the re-surfacing has completed, this project will also result in improved bicycle lanes along this road and some removal of on-street parking as part of the “20’s bikeway project”.   This will bring safer and improved bicycle access to Cleveland High School and Hosford Middle School, and the Division/Clinton areas.  Please learn more about it at these project descriptions and documents web links:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/74197

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/653858

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/653861

Earthquake Safety Class Sat March 17

From:
Michael Trybom, Owner of Emergency Response Training Services

“You are invited to our next earthquake safety class on Saturday March 17 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This will cover the basics of how to help yourselves when the big one hits.
Cost is $45 per person so if you have anyone that would like to attend have them contact us by Friday March 16 to get registered.”

Emergency Response Training Services
(503) 351-4385
www.responderready.com

Wood Smoke Ordinance

Community Hearings Hosted by Multnomah County

Commissioners Jessica Vega Pederson and Sharon Meieran

Wood smoke is a health hazard during the winter, particularly during certain weather conditions called inversions, which trap smoke from household or other fires creating smoky, hazy conditions.

This smoke has been shown to contribute to heart and lung disease, respiratory distress and low birth weight.

Multnomah County is considering a draft ordinance to reduce harmful wood smoke when the problem is most severe. The draft proposal is similar to the policies adopted in other counties and apply only when inversion events create unhealthy air conditions – on average 3 to 5 times per year.

The County will hold three public hearings on the proposed ordinance. We welcome your feedback at the events below and/or online.

Community Hearings:

November 6, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fairview Community Center, 300 Harrison St. Fairview, OR

November 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Linnton Community Center*, 10614 N.W. St. Helens Road Portland, OR

*Please note that parking is available on HWY 30/St. Helens Rd. and a small parking lot, but is limited.

December 7, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne, Portland, OR