After years of discussion and planning, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has begun design and engineering work for a bridge to extend NE 7th Avenue in Lloyd across I-84. The project is currently known as Sullivan's Crossing.
While the north landing of the bridge was always planned to be at 7th, PBOT was considering either 7th or 8th for the south landing. Through their preliminary engineering work, as well meetings with stakeholders and a public open house, they have now decided on an alignment. The bridge will go from from 7th Avenue in Lloyd to 7th Avenue in the Central Eastside.
The decision was made by looking at a variety of factors, including safety, right-of-way acquisition, and feasibility. You can see the decision-making matrix, as well the open house boards and other details, here.
About Sullivan's Crossing
This pedestrian- and bike-only bridge will provide a much-needed connection between the Central Eastside and Lloyd and other inner N/NE Portland neighborhoods. The current crossing options at NE Grand or NE 12th often require people walking or biking to travel several blocks out of their way, and can be unpleasant, especially on dark winter evenings. The new bridge will make getting across the freeway significantly easier, help us reach our active transportation goals, and provide a beautiful gateway to Lloyd.
Learn more about the project here.