Improvements aim to make NE 102nd Ave safer
Work begins this week on a $697,000 project to improve safety on Northeast 102nd Avenue.
Portland's Bureau of Transportation said the work adds better pedestrian crossings, new bike lanes with more separation between people driving and people biking. It also should make it easier for residents to get to transit stops along the road.
Part of the money for the project comes from the city's Fixing Our Streets program. About half comes from nearby street improvement projects and the city's cannabis tax.
Northeast 102nd Avenue is a high-crash street. It is one of the most dangerous streets for pedestrians. Between 2012 and 2016, there were 258 crashes on the street, nine involving pedestrians and six involving bicycles. There also have been three fatalities on the street in the past five years.
Construction for the two-week project will be done between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m., with lane closures during the work.
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