Portland Traffic and Transportation Class: The New Evolution
Begins October 3, 2019

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is pleased to announce the 2019 Portland Traffic and Transportation Class: The New Evolution, led by Thuy Tu, a dynamic consultant and educator with over 20 years of experience as a Senior Transportation Planner and Civil Engineering Project Manager.

The course will weave together transportation topics as they intersect with land use, mobility, social justice and racial equality. The 10-week course will feature guest speakers from community-based organizations and the transportation industry, as well as address themes such as Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Livability and Affordability; and Community Engagement. The course is designed for transportation enthusiasts to learn about evolving mobility and transportation opportunities in the city.

The class is open to Portland residents, with a cap of 30 students who will be selected by a random lottery to participate. Full scholarships are available for the 10-week course, which begins October 3rd, and meets Thursday nights from 6:40-8:40 p.m. at Portland State University (PSU). Classes will be live-streamed for participants who might otherwise not be able to attend in person on the PSU campus in downtown Portland. Anyone is welcome to watch the courses remotely using the website link below.

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Transportation Reports to the Board


 Capitol Highway – Multnomah to Texas Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: September 12, 2019

 Environmental Services is partnering with Portland's Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to complete sewer repairs on Capitol Highway as part of PBOT's SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Project. The sewer repairs included in this project were formerly part of the Hillsdale South Sewer Repair project. Combining the repaving work with the sewer repair work will reduce the overall impact to SW Capitol Highway and the Multnomah Village community.  

 This project will repair or replace approximately 820 feet of 80-year-old public sewer pipes along SW Capitol Highway between SW 35th Avenue and SW Texas Street.The project will also repair or replace 10 sewer service laterals either to the curb, edge of pavement, or right-of-way; lateral pipes connect adjacent buildings to the public sewer. Taking these actions now will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages, and sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.

A project map is available on the webpage at


This schedule refers only to the sewer repair work being done in the next three weeks. Work on each block will be conducted in multiple phases with periods of inactivity between each phase, typically ranging from a few days to a few weeks. Please be aware that schedules are subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, and materials availability.

Week of September 16 – Crews will be completing repairs on the storm drain system at the intersection of SW Capitol Hwy and SW 35th Avenue. 

Week of September 23 – Spot repairs to the sewer mainline will be taking place along SW Capitol Hwy between SW 32nd Avenue and SW Texas Street. 

Week of September 30 – Crews will be finishing the sewer mainline spot repairs and begin installing lateral cleanouts at various locations along SW Capitol Hwy between SW 32nd Avenue and SW Texas Street.


·Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.

·Local access to all properties will be maintained, but construction activities may impact normal use of your driveway or entrance to your business during certain periods of construction.

·You should expect traffic delays in and near the work area. Please observe traffic control signs and follow the directions of flaggers.

  • On‐street parking will be restricted in and near the work zones to create a safe work environment and to stage equipment and materials.
  • Some equipment and materials may be stored on your street or nearby streets overnight.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during construction work hours and may be able to assist you with an immediate need during construction.
  • Sewer, water, and other utilities will remain in service during construction.  


Construction hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the same hours on Saturdays as needed. The Portland Noise Office approved night work for multiple locations within the project boundaries.


For information about this project and other sewer repairs in the area, visit or contact Joe Tursi at Environmental Services, who will be your primary contact for the sewer repair work.

If you would like to know more about PBOT’s SW Capitol Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Project, visit the project webpage at or contact PBOT Project Manager Norberto Adre at 503-823-4818 or at

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns such as business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries, or other concerns. We appreciate your communication and want to hear from you. 

Joe Tursi
Community Outreach
City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services


ODOT Region 1 STIP

OR99W (Barbur Blvd) at SW Capitol Hwy


  • Prohibit northbound left turns from OR99W onto I-5 ramp and redirect traffic flow through jug handle
  • Install eastbound right turn lane and new signal at Taylors Ferry
  • Address median gaps and striping
  • Add/improve signage
  • Install reflectorized backplates

TOTAL COST: $2,975,700
ARTS FUNDING: $2,975,700


SW Capitol Highway Improvement Project

SW Capitol Highway Subcommittee Cross Section Comments 12-13-16.pdf

MNA Capitol Highway Letter to Legislators.pdf

MNA Capitol Highway Letter to City of Portland.pdf


Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project


Tryon-Stephens Headwaters Neighborhood Street Plan 

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) are working together on the Tryon-Stephens Headwaters Neighborhood Street Plan (PDF). The objective of the street plan is to establish a more connected local street and pathway network and to improve stormwater management systems within the area. Recommendations made in this plan will reflect community priorities and suggestions to achieve our transportation and stormwater goals.

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