ODOT is repaving SE 82nd Avenue because it is more cost effective to maintain road pavement than to let it degrade to a point of needing more significant repairs. The project will improve the roadway before conditions worsen and ensure it will continue to serve the community’s transportation needs. Paving also provides an opportunity to add bike lanes to places where the road is wide enough. The first phase of the project included new bike lanes between SE King Road and SE Sunnyside Road (completed in summer 2015).
The next phase of paving work is expected in spring/summer 2017 between SE Lindy Street and SE King Road. Paving activities will typically occur at night to minimize impacts to traffic flow.