Today we're celebrating @chloeeudalypdx and PBOT Interim Director Chris Warner cutting the ribbon on the newly-completed SE 50th Paving Project, funded by Fixing Our Streets. 50th Ave was repaved from SE Division to SE Hawthorne to prevent further pavement deterioration. The work also updated all street corners that did not meet ADA standards to improve overall street accessibility.
Over the course of the paving work, we removed 109-year-old trolley tracks that were underneath the southbound section of the roadway!
The Fixing Our Streets program, paid for by a local gas tax approved by Portland voters in May 2016 and a heavy vehicle use tax, is Portland’s first street repair and traffic safety program financed with local funding.
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