Northeast Portland

Busy NE Portland bike route will be impacted by closure

Busy NE Portland bike route will be impacted by closure
Photo courtesy madame_furie on Flickr (Creative Commons).

PORTLAND, Ore. - Road maintenance will force thousands of Portland bicyclists to take a short detour this week.

Starting Monday morning, a one-block section of Northeast Wheeler Avenue will be closed between the MAX light rail tracks and North Interstate Avenue.

It's a small road block, but it's also part of one of the busiest bike routes in the city. Signs will direct cyclists to detours, but alternate routes are advised.

Cars and buses will also need to take a detour, so all commuters should expect delays in that area.

The maintenance work is expected to be finished by Wednesday.