The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will install new ADA compliant curb ramps at NE 84th Avenue and Pacific Street. The T intersection lacks updated pedestrian infrastructure, with current street corners in poor condition. Due to the enhanced 82nd Avenue signalized crossing onto NE Pacific Street, the City is prioritizing this roadway as a preferred pedestrian path. These improvements will make it a universally accessible route for people not traveling by car.
This intersection is adjacent to Multnomah University‘s Ambassador Housing and the school’s new soccer field site. Both neighborhood amenities attract considerable foot traffic beyond what is attributed to local residents, making this update of significant use to the community. Although PBOT staff recently painted the pavement detailing the ramp designs, a project like this can take months before work begins. Look for minor pedestrian detours while construction is underway.