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Sellwood Bridge has reopened to traffic

Field Work Notice - April 19, 2015

The Sellwood Bridge reopened to traffic ahead of schedule at midnight on Saturday, April 18 after crews implemented a new traffic pattern for the next construction phase. The bridge was closed on Friday at 7 pm. Traffic was shifted onto a new section of the west approach during the closure.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for April 17

Center arch span with flasework April 2015

Field Work Notice - April 17, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

April 17 – 20 Bridge Closure: The bridge will be closed to all traffic (including bicyclists and pedestrians) from 7 pm on Friday, April 17 until as late as 6 am on Monday, April 20 while the contractor changes the traffic pattern at the west end of the bridge to prepare for the next phase of work. When the bridge reopens, traffic will use the new west approach, which will transition onto the detour bridge. This will allow construction of the ramp from the bridge to northbound Hwy. 43. Highway traffic will not be impacted by the bridge closure.

During the closure, Tacoma St. will be closed to through traffic at 7th Ave., due to work at 6th Ave. and Tacoma St. Tacoma St. can always be crossed at SE 7th Ave.

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Weekend Sellwood Bridge closure expected to clog up Ross Island Bridge, I-5 and Oregon 99E

By Joseph Rose, The Oregonian - April 17, 2015

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A weekend closure of the Sellwood Bridge that starts Friday evening is expected to create additional congestion on the Ross Island Bridge, Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and Interstate 5 through Sunday.

The Sellwood, which carries more than 15,000 vehicles a day, needs to be closed in order for crews to shift drivers onto a new "traffic stage" on the west approach to the new $307.5 million bridge, said Mike Pullen, a Multnomah County transportation spokesman.

Read the full article on OregonLive.com.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for April 10

View of center arch install from John Hall's kayak

View of center arch install from John Hall's kayak

TRAFFIC ALERTS

April 17 – 20 Bridge Closure: The contractor plans to close the bridge to all traffic from 7 pm on Friday, April 17 until as late as 6 am on Monday, April 20 to implement a traffic pattern change at the west end of the bridge and install pre-cast concrete deck girders for the east approach.  When the bridge reopens, traffic will use the new west approach which will transition onto the detour bridge. This will allow construction of the ramp from the bridge to northbound Hwy. 43. Highway traffic will not be impacted by the bridge closure. The contractor will complete the transition structure from the detour bridge to the new west approach this week.

During the closure, Tacoma St. will be closed to through traffic at 7th Ave., due to work at 6th Ave. and Tacoma and staging for the girder installation. Tacoma St. can always be crossed at SE 7th Ave.

Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: Lane closures in both directions are planned all next week south of the bridge from 9 am to 4 pm during installation of storm drain pipe across Hwy 43. North of the bridge, the outside southbound lane will be closed during the week from 7 am to 4 pm during work on drainage structures on the slope above the retaining walls.

Springwater Trail:  The trail will be closed for a few minutes at a time on Wednesday, April 15 under the bridge. Flaggers will direct traffic when the trail is closed.

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