OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 12/20/13

1) Overnight I-5 south closures (12/19-12/23)
2) Tree Planting Action on N Omaha (12/21)
3) Free Haircuts for Kids! (12/23)
4) Package Protection

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1) Overnight I-5 south closures (12/19-12/23)
Drivers will use I-405 as a detour during nighttime closures
Overnight closures of Interstate 5 south between the Fremont Bridge and the Marquam Bridge and the I-5 southbound exit to City Center/OMSI are planned December 19 – 23. The closures are needed for an inspection of the east approach to the Burnside Bridge, which passes above Interstate 5. Night closures of the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the same area are planned January 3 – 6.

Closures this week (weather permitting) are:
I-5 southbound exit 300B to Hwy. 26/Hwy. 99E/OMSI will be closed from 9 p.m. on December 19 until 5 a.m. on December 20. The detour is via Exit 302A.
All lanes of I-5 southbound closed and one northbound lane of I-5 closed between Fremont and Marquam bridges:
From 10:30 p.m. on December 20 to 7:30 a.m. on December 21
From 11 p.m. on December 21 to 7:30 a.m. on December 22
From 10:30 p.m. on December 22 to 5 a.m. on December 23 (if needed)
When I-5 south is fully closed, the following ramps in the area will also be closed:
Greeley Avenue to I-5 south
I-405 north to I-5 south
I-5 south Exit 302A to Rose Quarter
Weidler/Wheeling/Winning Way to I-5 south
I-5 south Exit 301 to I-84 east
I-5 south Exit 300B to Hwy. 26/Hwy. 99E/OMSI
All northbound ramps to I-5 will be open.

A map of the closure is here: https://web.multco.us/sites/default/files/southbound_i-5_closure_map.pdf

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2) Tree Planting Action on N Omaha (12/21)

Omaha Parkway Neighbors! Check this out if you live on the Omaha Parkway and go lend a hand… Or, if you just love planting trees!

Join the Arbor Lodge Tree Team this Saturday December 21 @ 9:00 AM to plant 2 trees in the Omaha Parkway! (two dead trees will be removed this week)
Meet initially at Rosa Parks & Omaha and plant in front of 6416 N Omaha Avenue. Then, when we’re finished, we will move to Jessup & Omaha to replace the tree there.
Bring your work gloves and learn how to plant and care for a baby tree!
Help the Neighborhood replant healthy lovely trees!

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3) Free Haircuts for Kids! (12/23)
Please SHARE and spread the word — THANK YOU!!!
With the cost of nearly everything increasing, even haircuts have become a “luxury” just not affordable too many!! For some people, even a haircut for Christmas festivities is a strain on the pocketbook. Share in the joys of the season and help create special memories.
Local stylists are providing FREE haircuts to youth in the community for Christmas. Monday, Dec. 23rd, 2013 from 10am-3pm at The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center located at 5325 N. Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97217
Every child deserves to feel special every day, but especially at Christmas!! We all know that a new haircut makes you feel like a whole new person!! Help provide our young people by giving them confidence and this special treat,
First Come, First served. If you are a stylist or you have a person who cuts your hair enlist them!! VOLUNTEER
We need stylists to help contact Nin Dickinson at Perfect Image Plus Salon at 503-283-4905 and Say “I would love to help!!”
Help to make Christmas even more special!!! Even Santa and one of his elves will be handing out hot chocolate and candy canes and visiting with the children and families!
For General additional information contact Captain Hilary Patterson at 503-493-3925

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4) Package Protection

Portland Police remind us that this time of year brings out individuals who are looking for crimes of opportunity as well as those thieves who actually follow delivery trucks and target homes when the delivery is made.
You wouldn’t leave your shopping bags on your doorstep? Why would you leave your packages? Check out PPB’s recommendations: http://www.portlandpolice.com

If you work at home or are around the neighborhood, please help keep an eye on your neighbors’ property and call 911 when appropriate.

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