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Summer Roadwork

Summer road maintenance is scheduled June-August. The scheduled repairs extend the life of a road at a reduced cost. To find out where crews are working, check the map below.

Roadwork map

Major roadway paving projects

Crews are paving sections of four busy streets ("arterials") this summer. Paving requires lane closures and detours. Plan ahead and go slow in the zone. Check TriMet bus schedules for any route or stop changes during construction.

Daytime paving 


NE 201 Ave. (NE Halsey St. to NE Glisan St.)  

What to expect

  • When: Starting mid-July (weather permitting).
  • Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.
  • Traffic reduced to one lane. 
  • Reduced speeds with flaggers directing traffic. 

Night paving 


  • SE 223rd Ave. (NE Burnside to SE Stark)
  • NE Hogan Drive (NE Division to SE Stark)
  • NE Division (NE Burnside to NE Linden)

What to expect

  • When: Starting in July. For specific dates, check the roadwork map
  • Hours: 7:00 pm - 6:00 am
  • Streets will be closed to traffic during paving. Watch for street signs and detours for alternative routes. 

Residential projects

During the summer, routine maintenance is scheduled to limit the impacts of sun want water by repairing cracks, patching the pavement and applying a slurry seal. 

Project Description

Slurry seal

A slurry seal is the application of water, asphalt emulsion, aggregate (small, crushed rock) and additives to existing pavement. This method is used to preserve and protect the underlying pavement structure.

This work is weather dependent. If it rains, work will be rescheduled. Check the roadwork map to see where crews are working.

Maintenance steps


  • Cracks in the pavement are sealed with an adhesive sealant.
  • Patch repairs are made where areas of the pavement have failed.
  • Lane striping or markers are removed approximately 7 days before the slurry is applied and replaced soon after.

Clean sweep

  • Street must be clear of all vehicles.
  • The day the work is scheduled, the street is cleaned with street sweepers before the seal work begins.

Slurry Seal

  • The slurry seal is applied to the entire street.
  • The seal takes 4-8 hours to dry. It is important to stay off the road during the dry time. The road will continue to improve as traffic rolls in the new seal.
What to Expect

Work hours

  • Mid-June through August
  • Work hours: 7:00 am-5:00 pm

Temporary road closure

  • The street will be closed to all traffic. 
  • 24-48 hours before work begins, “No Parking” signs are placed on your street. The signs will include the dates of construction.

Please note: Vehicles parked on the street during construction will be towed. Every effort is made to contact residents prior to the construction date. If your vehicle is towed, contact the Gresham Police Department at 503-618-2318.


  • A postcard is mailed to residents prior to scheduled work. 
  • Postcard notices are sent to residents two weeks prior to scheduled work.
  • Final notices (door hangers) are placed at your door 2 days before crews begin work.

Garbage service

The City is coordinating work with local garbage haulers. If work is scheduled on your garbage day, we recommend putting your roll carts out early to allow haulers to collect garbage prior to road work.

Scheduled Streets

Crews will be working throughout Gresham to repair local streets. Check the roadwork map for up-to-date information on locations and scheduling. 

Work is scheduled for the following neighborhoods:

  • Central City 
  • Gresham Pleasant Valley
  • Historic Southeast
  • Hogan Cedars
  • Hollybrook
  • Kelly Creek
  • Northwest
  • Powell Valley
  • Southwest

For more information contact the Department of Environmental Services at 503-618-2525.

Life of a road

Roads have a life span and the life cycle of a road is affected by many factors, including weather, traffic volume and the maintenance efforts that go into preserving the road as long as possible.  When a road reaches the end of its life – when surface damage becomes so severe that the road bed is destroyed – it becomes necessary to replace the road, which costs up to $120 per square yard.