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Lombard Multimodal Safety Project

Construction Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Portland, Multnomah)


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We are improving safety and travel-time predictability for people walking, biking, rolling, taking transit, driving and moving freight along North Lombard Street between North Fiske Avenue and North Boston Avenue. This will be accomplished by reducing travel lanes to one lane in each direction and adding a center turn lane, buffered bike lanes, pedestrian-activated crossings, updated traffic signals, curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, and wider vehicle lanes for this designated freight route. North Lombard will also be repaved in summer 2022.​​ 

Impacts

Traffic Impact

8.5.22 Construction ​Update:

Thank you for your patience!​
Construction of our Lombard Multimodal Safety project is nearing completion. We expect the project to be complete in late summer 2022. We appreciate your patience while we make a safer and more accessible North Lombard Street (U.S. 30 Bypass) for all users.

Periodic night work continues through August
Paving activities are complete along​​ North Lombard Street between North Newman Avenue to North Boston Avenue and the intersection of North Fiske Avenue.​ Periodic night work will continue through August to complete and make final adjustments on the new, permanent traffic signal​s and two new Rectangular Rapid Flashing beacons (RRFBs).​

Night work hours are from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Work will also occur during the day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Watch for flaggers directing traffic at night while crews are working on the traffic signals at each intersection. 

While construction work continues, expect periodic daytime and nighttime lane closures at alternating locations along the project area, periodic shoulder closures, flaggers in the work zones and temporary detours for people using the sidewalk. Short-term detours at side streets.

Work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Street Parking
To increase safety for people walking, biking, rolling and driving, street parking within the project area on North Lombard Street will be permanently removed once paving begins.

Noise Hotline

We received a noise variance from the City of Portland to do limited work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The noise hotline is 503-294-2125. This number is available for nearby residents and businesses to help resolve any ODOT noise-related concerns 24 hours a day.​

Please contact the City of Portland's Noise Office for any night time noise concerns outside of our project area, as there are a variety of city projects in the area: noise@portlandoregon.gov.

Expect intermittent impacts to your travel, detailed below. Allow extra time when traveling and follow all signs and flaggers for safety.

Tips for Traveling Safely in Work Zones
  • ​Orange is your cue! Pay attention when you see orange signs, barrels, cones and barricades.
  • Obey all speed signs for your safety and the safety of others.
  • Expect delays—plan for them—and leave early so you can drive safely through the work zone.
  • ​Vehicles and freight: Traffic will still flow in both directions during construction, with occasional lane closures and delays. Crews will reduce and shift vehicle lanes to make room for paving and other construction activities.
  • Biking: Share the lane with vehicles, walk bikes along sidewalks, or use a neighborhood greenway such as North Bryant Street. Bike lanes will open at project completion.
  • Walking, rolling and accessing transit: There may be guided detour paths near corners as accessible ramps are installed.
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This image illustrates a temporary pedestrian detour.

​Project Schedule
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This image shows the three stages of construction phasing from 2021 to 2022, working from north, to south, to the center turn lane.

Construction Impacts

We’ll do most of the work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but we’ll do the heavier work — such as installing traffic signals and repaving — at night, when impacts will affect fewer travelers (and be safer for workers).

We received a noise variance from the City of Portland to do limited work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The noise concerns hotline is 503-294-2125. This number is available for nearby residents and businesses to help resolve any ODOT noise-related concerns 24 hours a day.

Schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen weather and site conditions​.

Current and remaining construction activities include:​
  • Completing construction of remaining ADA sidewalk curb ramps, including at North Fiske Avenue.
  • Periodic night work for electrical work and signal pole work for the new traffic signals at the signalized intersections along North Lombard before they get activated. 
  • Electrical work on North Lombard Street at North Emerald Avenue and North Delaware Avenue before activation of the two new Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RRBFs).
  • Concrete work at a couple of locations for the new bus stop access areas between the sidewalk and the curb.
  • Sidewalk work associated with a few driveway locations on the west end of the project area.
  • ​Utility work, manhole adjustments along the north and south sides of the project area.​
  • Landscape and irrigation work in some locations.
  • Installation of remaining permanent signs along the project corridor.
​Current work is occurring on the roadway within the project corridor on the north and south sides of North Lombard Street between North Fiske Avenue and North Boston Avenue.

​Periodic daytime and nighttime work will continue through summer 2022. 

We will continue to provide construction updates through emails and this project website as work progresses.​

Meetings and Events

We held in-person and online open houses in March 2019 and January 2020, and an online open house​ in January 2021. ODOT is always listening to community members and considering their feedback. 

Schedule

Construction is currently underway and will continue through late summer 2022. Schedule is subject to change. 

Details

About

This project will build safety and travel-time predictability improvements for people walking, biking, rolling, taking transit, driving, and moving freight along North Lombard Street between North Fiske Avenue and North Boston Avenue. This will be accomplished by reducing travel lanes to one lane in each direction and adding a center turn lane, buffered bike lanes, pedestrian-activated crossings, updated traffic signals, curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, and wider vehicle lanes for this designated freight route. North Lombard will also be repaved in summer 2022, between North Newman Avenue to North Boston Avenue.

North Lombard Street/U.S. 30 Bypass is the 11th highest crash corridor in the city of Portland based on the frequency of both fatal and serious, near-fatal crashes for all types of road users.

ODOT is designing and constructing the project. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is designing and constructing traffic signal and ADA curb ramp improvements at the intersection of North Lombard Street/U.S. 30 Bypass and North Fenwick Avenue.

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Project Map ​

A map of the project area on N Lombard Street

Location

U.S. 30BY | North Lombard Street (US30 BY) between N Fiske Ave and N Boston Ave.

Cost and Funding

$16,507,798 funded by All Road Transportation Safety (ARTS), Operations, Fix-it Leverage and the ADA program.

Contractor

​Corpac Construction Co.

Benefits

This project will improve safety and travel-time predictability for people walking, biking, rolling, taking transit, driving and moving freight along North Lombard Street between North Fiske Avenue and North Boston Avenue.

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This image illustrates a future pedestrian activated crosswalk and buffered bike lanes.

What Problem Will This Improve?

  • Improved travel-time predictability for vehicles and freight by adding a turn lane to reduce stopped vehicles and wider vehicle lanes for this designated freight route.
  • Safety for all users by reducing fatal and serious crashes by adding a center turn lane.
  • Basic pedestrian access, safety and accessibility features at many intersections.
  • Pedestrian-activated crossings and curb ramps to improve safety and accessibility for all travelers.

Additional Information

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1. 
 
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Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Dee Hidalgo
Email
dee.hidalgo@ODOT.oregon.gov
Phone
503-731-8230
Project Hotline
24/7 Noise Hotline: 503-294-2125
Project Accommodation Request
503-731-4128

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Last Updated

8/5/2022 3:26 PM

Project Number

20413

Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Fact Sheet Lombard Multimodal Safety Project.pdfThis is the Fact Sheet for the Lombard Multimodal Safety Project.
FAQ Lombard Multimodal Safety Project.pdfThis is the Frequently Asked Questions document for the Lombard Multimodal Safety Project.
Lombard Paving Mailer Letter June 2022.pdfThis is the project mailer including information about night paving beginning late June 2022.