Beginning June 15 and continuing for about one year, the 17th/Powell overpass will be closed for light rail construction.
Northbound 17th Ave will be detoured to McLoughlin Blvd. via Holgate Blvd, but will remain open to local traffic between Holgate and Haig St.
Northbound bus lines 17 and 70 will be detoured to Milwaukie Ave via Center St.
Southbound 17th Ave, including access from Powell, will remain open.
Alternative cyclist and pedestrian access across Powell is available at 13th and 21st avenues.
Sidewalks on Powell under the structure will be closed.
The weekend of July 20, Powell Blvd will be closed at 17th Ave for demolition of the overpass, with crews working 24 hours a day. In addition to the round-the-clock work the weekend of July 20, additional night work will take place this summer while crews remove the retaining walls on Powell, and another weekend early next year for round-the-clock work setting girders for the new structures. Neighbors will be notified in advance of night work.