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Map & Directions for Entering & Exiting the NCNM Campus

Traffic flow in and out of the NCNM campus was altered in summer 2013 by the Oregon Department of Transportation as a result of planned traffic safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The primary change affecting traffic on campus occurs at the intersection of SW Kelly Ave.and SW Porter St., near the NCNM Clinic (see map with arrows). A concrete pedestrian safety barrier and white safety barrier tubes have been installed at the east end of Porter on Kelly, to block access to all vehicles trying to illegally enter traffic coming off the Ross Island Bridge or turning  left from the Ross Island Bridge ramp into the campus at Porter.

Cars driving south on Kelly can continue to either turn right onto Porter St., left to access I-5 south or straight ahead onto SW Corbett Ave.

Entering Campus

  • From the Ross Island Bridge, heading west:

    • Stay in the left lane (Barbur Blvd. exit) and turn right onto SW Water Ave.

  • From the south via SW Barbur Blvd.

    • Travel NORTH on SW Barbur Blvd. in the middle lane

    • Watch for the SW Hamilton intersection (this has two traffic signals 100 ft apart)

    • Soon after be prepared to curve right, following the sign for Naito Pkwy/Ross Island Bridge

    • Stay in the left lane going straight (Naito); this quickly becomes a single lane

    • The very next cross street is notated by right turn arrows on the pavement. This is SW Porter, turn RIGHT.

Exiting Campus

  • To I-5 South

    • Drive north (toward downtown) on SW Naito Frontage Road (runs parallel to Naito Parkway) to SW Kelly Ave.

    • Turn right on Kelly, proceed until you can turn left at the traffic sign

  • To I-5 North

    • From Hooker St., turn right onto Naito Parkway northbound

    • Proceed one mile, then turn left for the on-ramp to the Morrison Bridge; stay in the left lane

    • Use the left lane to enter I-5 northbound, which will take you to North Portland and other points north.

  • To I-405

    • From Hooker St., turn right onto Naito Parkway northbound

    • Turn left onto SW Harrison St.

    • Take the first left onto SW 1st Ave. and proceed .4 miles to SW Arthur St.; turn right and follow the signs for I-405.

  • To US 26

    • From Hooker St, turn right onto Naito Parkway northbound. Proceed .8 miles and turn left onto SW Clay St.; this leads directly to a US 26 on-ramp.

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