Springwater Trail: Flaggers will control traffic on the trail under the bridge between Spokane St. and Umatilla St. during work hours the week of Jan. 12 while the drilling contractor accesses the east abutment area. Trail users may be delayed a few minutes at times. This section of the trail will be closed for two weeks starting January 19 when the foundation shafts for the abutment are being drilled. A detour using SE 7th Ave. will be posted during the closure.
Hwy. 43 lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays and Saturdays until 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor works on the west side of traffic lanes. A northbound lane will be closed south of the bridge next week during installation of concrete girders for the southeast ramp, a concrete pour for light pole foundations, earthwork and storm drain installation.Read More
Hwy. 43 lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays until 4 p.m. and this Saturday, Jan. 3 between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor works on the west side of traffic lanes. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. south of the bridge during earthwork and storm drain installation.Read More
The east approach to the Sellwood Bridge is being built in phases.
- The contractor first built the south half of the east approach and shifted traffic onto that structure in November 2014 (see Traffic Rerouted image).
- In December, a subcontractor demolished the easternmost spans of the old approach (see Old Bridge Removal image).
Multnomah County officials this week expanded the list of factors behind the rising cost of the Sellwood Bridge project and disclosed that contractors have disputed some of the overruns.
The details came to light as officials released records sought by The Oregonian on the overruns, estimated to reach as high as $10 million over the original price tag of $307.5 million.