SW Capitol Highway Update: August 2020

Portland General Electric (PGE) is performing the most visible work on the SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village – West Portland project right now. Meanwhile, the city project team is finishing up engineering plans and has made a major decision about the construction contracting method.
PGE has been busy along SW Capitol Highway these past few weeks – an obvious fact for those who live, work or travel in the neighborhood. Almost half of the power poles along SW Capitol Highway need to be relocated to better fit with the city’s proposed sidewalks and bike lanes. After PGE is finished, CenturyLink will perform similar work on the east side of the road. Their poles are much smaller, and will be less disruptive to move. Still, expect lane closures during this work. Please obey the flaggers and detours and travel safely through the area.
Check out our new website! You may have noticed that our website moved. This is part of the city’s standardization of websites across all bureaus, and migration to the new portland.gov domain. Update your bookmarks to this web address:https://www.portland.gov/transportation/capitolhwy