SE Water Avenue Relocation
The project will construct 1,300 linear feet of roadway with two auto travel lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks. This project is essential to district redevelopment and will improve the new Portland-Milwaukie light rail station and streetcar connections to the proposed Willamette River Bridge.
Without SE Water Avenue’s relocation, major redevelopment of brownfield sites and associated jobs are compromised; safety conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists and freight and automotive traffic will increase; and truck traffic will continue to be delayed.
The current configuration of Water Avenue leads to unsafe interaction of industrial traffic with cyclists and pedestrians.