September 9, 2013
The Portland Police Bureau (PPB), Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) will be conducting the first of several combined traffic safety saturation patrols on SE Powell Blvd between SE 111th and SE 176th on September 10th, 2013 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and again between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. This cooperative effort is made possible by grants through the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and includes construction work zone enforcement in the project area of the Outer Powell Safety Improvements Project.
ODOT's Outer Powell Safety Improvements Project is a $5.5 million project making strategic safety upgrades and replacing worn-out pavement on SE Powell Boulevard within the project limits of SE 111th to SE 176th Avenues along outer Powell. ODOT's contractor is expected to finish the project by mid-October 2013.
PPB, OSP and MCSO will continue to perform extra patrols in this area through the completion date of the project.
The focus of this detail is to raise safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of traffic laws, and to maintain safety for the contractors and others in the work zone.
If you have questions about this operation or would like to ride along with an officer during the event, please call MCSO Sgt Brent Ritchie at 503-969-8885.
If you have questions about ODOT's project or would like to interview an ODOT representative, please contact Shelli Romero, ODOT Public & Community Affairs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (503) 731-8231.
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