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Work updates; Macadam Bay access and regional trail meeting

Field Work Update - May 4, 2012

River Work

Installation of the tall “A” frame attached to the pier cap at Bent 19 is scheduled for May 9 -10. “A” frames for the other detour bridge river piers will be installed this summer.

Land Based Work

Additional progress has been made on obtaining a land use permit from the City of Portland that is needed before work can begin. The county is also negotiating an agreement that will allow work to begin along the trolley line on the west side of the bridge. Construction activity will pick up quickly after these agreements are completed.

Public Meeting on Macadam Bay Access and Regional Trail

A public meeting on Thursday, May 17 from 5:30 -7:30 pm will provide an opportunity for public comment on access alternatives for the Macadam Bay floating home community and the alignment of the regional trail between the bridge and SW Miles Street. The meeting will be held at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way.

Postcard invitations will be mailed next week to property owners, businesses and residents in the Sellwood Bridge/Hwy 43 interchange area. An email invitation will be sent to our project contact list.

The new westside interchange will require a new location for the Macadam Bay access. A related design decision is the alignment of the portion of the regional trail the project will construct between Macadam Bay and SW Miles Street. The meeting will include a brief presentation and opportunities for the public to present comments to project committees, staff and representatives from decision making agencies.

Construction Work Hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays for the next few weeks.

For construction information, contact Mike Pullen (503) 209-4111. The project hotline is (503) 988-4884.