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About the Project

The Sellwood Bridge project is an ongoing effort by Multnomah County to replace this 88-year old Willamette River crossing with a new, seismically-sound structure that offers upgraded facilities for all users. The new bridge will open in early 2016. The bridge is open to traffic. Drivers should allow extra time to cross the bridge on weekdays due to construction.

Project News - Bridge is OPEN

The space below features news articles, press releases, meeting notices, and other material about the project. Feel free to contact us if you see something we should include.

Revised paving schedule for Sellwood Bridge work

Construction Notice - August 27, 2015

The Sellwood Bridge contractor has revised the paving schedule for this weekend, due to a forecast for rain. Paving is planned for the multi-use path north of the bridge (off the highway) and on new through lanes of Hwy. 43 south of the bridge.

Here is the revised schedule:

  • Friday, Aug. 28: Pave the multi-use path between the bridge and Macadam Bay driveway. Asphalt trucks will entering and exit the work zone during daytime hours.
  • Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 29-30: No paving.
  • Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1 (weather permitting): Pave new Hwy. 43 through lanes south of bridge during daytime hours. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane south of the bridge.

Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for August 27

Retaining walls and onramp in trolley-trail corridor

Retaining walls and onramp in trolley-trail corridor

Field Work Notice - August 27, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43: 

  • A northbound lane is closed north of the bridge between 9 am and 3 pm on weekdays.
  • A southbound lane is closed at times on weekdays north and south of the bridge from 7 am to 4 pm.
  • Road and trail paving are planned August 28 – 30 (weather permitting) south and north of the bridge. From Friday morning until Sunday evening, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane south of the bridge.  Rain is forecast for the weekend. An update will be sent out if the weekend work is postponed.
  • The bicycle/pedestrian path between the bridge and the Macadam Bay driveway will be re-routed on Monday, August 31 down to the newly paved path along the trolley line. The detour, which includes switchbacks, will be in place several weeks while a retaining wall along the east side of Hwy. 43 is demolished. Flaggers will direct traffic at the Macadam Bay driveway and at the south end where trail users travel near road and construction traffic.
  • Double lane closures are scheduled north of the bridge from 7 pm – 6 am Monday to Wednesday, August 31 – September 2 during final installation of wire rock fall netting on the hillside north of the retaining walls.
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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for August 21

Hwy 43 through lanes to be paved south of bridge

Hwy 43 through lanes to be paved south of bridge

Field Work Notice - August 21, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43: 

  • A northbound lane will be closed north of the bridge between 9 am and 3 pm on weekdays at times for the next week
  • A southbound lane will be closed at times on weekdays north and south of the bridge from 7 am to 4 pm
  • A major road paving project is planned August 28 – 30 south of the bridge. From Friday morning until Sunday evening, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane south of the bridge. 
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Traffic Alert: Upcoming lane closure

August 19, 2015

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Drivers should expect delays crossing the Sellwood Bridge on Thursday, August 20 from 9:30 am to 2 pm, due to construction activity at the east end of the bridge. Flaggers will direct traffic in one open lane during the work.  Travelers can avoid delays by using alternate routes such as the Ross Island Bridge.


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