Yesterday, Oregon Concrete Solutions crews began reconstructing sidewalk corners at SE Market Street and SE 76th Avenue. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) project will add new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps to all four corners. This intersection is a frequent crossing point for children traveling to Bridger School. The previous sidewalk infrastructure here forced anyone using a wheeled mobility device to hop the curb or use a nearby driveway to cross the street. PBOT completed a similar project earlier this year at SE 76th Avenue and Mill Street, adding another safe access point to the school’s property.
On November 14th, jackhammers and heavy equipment cleared the two westward corners, preparing the area to receive concrete forms. Once those are in place, workers will pour new concrete and recreate the sidewalk and corners with ADA ramps. The project will then shift to the eastern side of SE 76th Avenue. Market Street is currently closed to through traffic west of the intersection. Construction barricades also block access to the sidewalk, forcing pedestrians to use the east side of the street.
Use caution in this area over the next few weeks as crews continue to enhance this intersection. When completed, all people should be comfortable using Market street to cross SE 76th Avenue.
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