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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 6

At east river pier, concrete forms for pier wall and angel wings

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures:

  • The outside northbound lane of Highway 43 will be closed south of the bridge during the day after 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8 – 9 when seventeen concrete girders are installed for Span 1.
  • The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (except from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.
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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 27

Field Work Update - June 27, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 continues to be closed weekdays (except from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

Seventeen concrete girders will be installed for the first west side span on July 8 – 9. The northbound lane next to the span will be closed for this work.  The bridge will remain open. 

The project will be shut down July 4-6 for the Fourth of July holiday.   All lanes will be open unless emergencies arise.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 20

Expanded waiting area at Hwy 43 crosswalk

Expanded waiting area at Hwy 43 crosswalk

Field Work Update - June 20, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (except from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

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Westside concrete pours for Sellwood Bridge work

Field Work Update - June 17, 2014

Two concrete pours for the new Sellwood Bridge will require longer work hours and some minor traffic impacts this week on the west side of the river:

Tuesday, June 17:  A pour for a retaining wall on the west side of Hwy. 43 south of the bridge will continue until about 8 p.m. tonight.  Flaggers will hold traffic when concrete trucks arrive or depart the site.  One southbound lane is closed until 4 p.m. One northbound lane is closed at the far south end of the project to provide a safe zone for the flaggers.  

Wednesday, June 18:  A concrete pour is scheduled to start in the early morning for the west river pier (Bent 4), where the first section of pier wall will be poured. Crews will arrive on the west side at 12:30 a.m. and concrete trucks will arrive starting at 2 a.m.  The operation is expected to end around noon.  Flaggers will need to hold traffic on Hwy. 43 when trucks arrive and exit the work zone north of the bridge.  All southbound lanes will be open to assist with traffic flow.  Lights will be needed for this night work.