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Find another way to get from Multnomah Boulevard to Vermont during road project

With the start of the workday Monday, October 14, Southwest 45th Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between Multnomah Boulevard and Southwest Vermont Street. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is beginning a scheduled two-week project to repave the road and add some bike lanes.

That six-tenths-of-a-mile stretch of road is heavily-travelled as one of very few arterials connecting Multnomah Boulevard and Vermont Street between Southwest Oleson Road and Capitol Highway.

A number of detours will be set up for motorists. For example, if you're driving eastbound on Vermont and try to turn right onto Southwest 45th, you won't be able to. Instead, you'll be sent to Southwest 31st to join Capitol Highway there and head south. Should that happen, be ready for detours due to construction on Captiol Highway through Multnomah Village.

The Gabriel Park parking lot near the off-leash area will be closed as long as the project lasts and the parking lot adjacent to the Southwest Community Center's (SWCC) southern entrance will only be accessible between 5:00 and 6:30a.m. and between 6:15 and 10:00p.m.

Repaving will be done on Southwest 45th only south of Vermont. New bike lane stripes will be painted on the west side of Southwest 45th across from the SWCC and north of Vermont to Southwest Pendleton.

"There are no new sidewalks as part of this project," according to Hannah Schafer with PBOT.

For more information check out portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/507325

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