Foster Road Traffic Advisory between 101st and 111th Aves



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Traffic Advisory:A smoother street is coming to SE Foster Road between 101st and 111th avenues starting May 23

(May 19, 2022) Paving work begins Monday, May 23 on SE Foster Road between 101st and 111th avenues, as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) ongoing street maintenance program. The work is expected to last approximately three weeks, with work occurring between 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In total, PBOT crews will grind down and repave approximately 1.9 lane miles of pavement.

The road design will generally remain in its current configuration, but PBOT will be adding buffers along the existing bike lanes. To ensure there’s enough buffer between the vehicle travel lanes and the new, safer bike lane, on-street parking will be removed along the south side of SE Foster Road, between the Springwater Corridor crossing and SE 110th/111th Avenue. Additionally, PBOT crews will be evaluating and constructing curb ramps and crosswalks to meet ADA standards at the following locations: SE 102nd Avenue, SE 103rd Avenue, SE 103rd Place, Springwater Corridor, and SE 107th Avenue.

For additional information about this project, visit  https://www.portland.gov/transportation/maintenance/construction/se-foster-road-maintenance-paving-2022.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel slowly and cautiously in our work zones, observe all detours and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. Watch this video for tips on how to keep yourself and city workers safe when traveling through our work zones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6-fcfaiRaA 

How do PBOT crews repave a street? In this short video, PBOT crew members explain how they grind and pave roads to extend the lifespan of city streets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9tyo3NyLJ0

This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule may change. 

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. Learn more at www.portland.gov/transportation
The City of Portland ensures meaningful access to city programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services. To request these services, contact the Portland Bureau of Transportation at 503-823-5185 or 311 (503-823-4000), for Relay Service & TTY: 711.

Decide the Interior Look of Holgate Library

The Holgate branch of Multnomah County Library is being rebuilt in 2023 and your input is needed on the interior design. As part of the Library Capital Bond Projects, the new Holgate Library will be larger, more sustainable and welcoming space for everyone in the community. Previous listening sessions have provided a wealth of ideas and features that are incorporated into the design. Please vote by May 20th to help decide the interior look and colors.

https://multcolib.org/help-us-redesign-holgate-library-vote-your-favorite-design

You can sign up for updates on all the bond projects with info on other upcoming events and activities at the following links.

https://multcolib.org/sign-receive-updates-librarys-progress

https://multcolib.org/about/library-building-bond

Neighborhood Elections Next Month

Ever wonder how great things happen in our neighborhood? Yes, we mean the hygiene supply cabinet at Arleta Triangle, air pollution monitoring, street art, community events—and no, the list doesn’t end there! Your Neighborhood Association volunteers have been hard at work ensuring that our neighborhood is thriving.

On our upcoming election we want to celebrate living, loving, working, and uplifting alongside one another! We’d love the opportunity to share our past accomplishments, our hopes for the future of the neighborhood and extend an invitation to you to be involved in big or small ways. Help us as a neighbor* by joining us on Wednesday May 4th, 2022 and voting in our new leadership.

Even if you haven’t been to a meeting before we feel that it is important to involve as many neighbors as possible in the selection of our board members. Not only will you play an important role in our elections, you’ll also be privy to insider information, and get the scoop on what’s happening in the neighborhood and across the city.

Interested in getting your hands dirty and being a part of the month-to-month decision making? Then board or committee service might be for you. Feel free to join in the conversation and ask questions of current board members. Or, if you’re ready to get to work, step on up and offer to fill one of our vacant seats—we’d love to have you on the board!

If you have ever spent time volunteering, you know that it takes all kinds of hard work and resolute people to make things happen. Projects don’t complete themselves, issues don’t advocate for themselves, art doesn’t magically appear—people are the driving force. The same is true for our neighborhood, only in this case neighbors must be the driving force!
*Neighboring isn’t just for people who reside here; if you work or own property in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood we consider you a neighbor, too!

Community Forum for Safety Pilot Project Tonight

Portland has continued to witness a variety of gun violence related tragedies this year. We are still reeling from 2 weekends ago, when a person was killed in front of children who were also injured, a police officer killed someone, and a deadly mass shooting occurred targeting racial justice advocates.

It’s all so sad and shows that we will need to take on the various forms of violence that continue to be on the rise – from gun violence to traffic violence to domestic violence – carefully and without a reactionary, one size fits all solution. We need an all-hands-on deck approach where every City bureau is diving in deep to collaborate and be a part of the solution. We must stay focused on long term solutions that address the root cause of this violence while responsibly acting with urgency to mitigate the violence in the short term.

On Tuesday, March 1st at 5:00pm, we invite you to watch a virtual forum on gun violence with residents from the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood.

Beginning last October in response to a drastic rise in reported shootings in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood and a local community eager to see their ideas implemented, the City of Portland piloted a violence hot spot intervention in collaboration with multiple bureaus.

During the event, we will review the results of the first 3 months of data collected following the violence hot spot intervention from October – December of 2021, answer questions from the community, and talk about what potential next steps could look like.

Joining Commissioner Hardesty will be Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association Chair Matchu Williams, Boston University School of Public Health’s Dr. Jonathan Jay, and City staff who have worked on this pilot project.

Event info and registration here: https://bit.ly/3BTtA1J