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Portland Road NE Streetscape Improvements Underway Between Rose Garden Street NE to Hyacinth Street NE - 01/12/18

Utility relocation work has begun on Portland Road NE and is expected to continue through May 2018. This work was initiated in December and includes the movement of franchise utilities, as necessary to complete upcoming improvements to Portland Road. Utility work will be performed by the City of Salem as well as other local utility providers. Pedestrians and motorists should use caution and expect traffic congestion due to traffic-shifting and lane closures on Portland Road NE.

The utility relocation work is in preparation for the Portland Road NE Streetscape Improvement Project scheduled to begin in May. This project includes construction of new sidewalks that will provide a continuous Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian connection between Bill Frey Drive & Northgate Avenue and Hyacinth Street NE. The project also includes the addition of mid-block pedestrian crossings, transit stop upgrades, and utility improvements. Portland Road NE Streetscape Improvements are funded by the North Gateway Urban Renewal Area.

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