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TRN-10.08 - Street Closures

STREET CLOSURES
Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Transportation Engineering & Development Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
ARB-TRN-1.08

 
I. Definition
 
The City Engineer may temporarily close (or allow to be closed) any part of a street for several reasons. It may be necessary to obtain a temporary street closure to facilitate construction, demolition or installation at a construction site safely.
 
Restricting vehicular use of an unimproved street for either the protection of the public or the elimination of a neighborhood nuisance may be required.
 
Streets may also be closed for short periods of time to provide for special community events, such as block parties or neighborhood fairs.

 
II. Administrative Rule for Temporary Street Closures
 
1. Application for street closures for construction may be made through Portland’s Office of Transportation, Street Systems Management. Call the Permit Desk at 503.823.7365 and ask to speak with the technician that may help you obtain a temporary street closure permit.
 
2. Application for street closures for neighborhood block parties (for not more than one block and for no major streets) may be made through Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Call 503.823.4519 and ask to speak with the staff member that can assist you in the application process for a block party street closure permit.
 
3. Application for street closures for minor and major community events (for not more than a few block radius) may be made through Portland’s Office of Transportation, Street Systems Management. Call 503.823.5185 and ask to speak with the technician that issues temporary street closure permits for community events.
 
4. Application for street closures to restrict vehicular use of an unimproved street may be made through Portland’s Office of Transportation, Street Systems Management. Call 503.823.5185 and ask to speak with the technician that issues temporary street closure permits for safety or nuisance reasons.

 
III. Reference
 
City Code Title and Chapter 17.44.020
Pursuant to Rulemaking Authority under City Code Title and Chapter 3.12

 
HISTORY
 
Filed for inclusion in PPD February 26, 2004