Hwy. 43 traffic impacts: There will be short-term closures of the outside southbound lane north of the bridge for installation of streetlight pole foundations and lights. Trail traffic north of the bridge may experience brief delays next week due to waterline work along the east edge of Hwy. 43. The outside northbound lane will be closed at some off-peak times to allow exiting dump trucks to accelerate safely onto the highway.Read More
The city of Portland will delay its final multi-million-dollar contribution to Multnomah County's overbudget Sellwood Bridge project by as long as two years so officials can pinpoint Portland's share of the costs.
But Portland isn't agreeing to pay more as part of a revised deal headed to the City Council for approval Wednesday.
Hwy. 43 traffic impacts: There will be short-term closures of lanes near the west end of the bridge at times next week during installation of two traffic signal poles. Trail traffic just north of the bridge may experience brief delays next week due to waterline work along the east edge of Hwy. 43. Flaggers will direct trail traffic at these times. Additional lane closures may be needed on Hwy. 43 during off-peak hours next week.Read More
Traffic on Highway 43 near the Sellwood Bridge will be impacted by construction activity most of the day on Wednesday, February 4. Work will begin before the morning commute and may continue into the evening. A contractor will need to shift traffic lanes and perform a number of tasks as highway lanes north of the bridge shift west against new retaining walls. A concrete pour for the new bridge is also scheduled. Drivers should expect delays on the bridge and Highway 43 throughout the day as crews remove old striping, add new striping, install barriers and fencing. The shift will allow crews to construct the east side of the interchange. Drivers may want to use alternate routes such as the Ross Island Bridge or SW Terwilliger Blvd. on Wednesday.