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Sellwood Bridge Fieldwork Notice - January 6, 2017

Building sidewalk forms at end of SE Spokane St

Building sidewalk forms at end of SE Spokane St

Field Work Notice - January 6, 2017

As construction wraps up, the contractor is working on clean-up tasks throughout the project area.  The field work notice will focus on major work items rather than these clean-up tasks.

WEST SIDE WORK

Hwy. 43: Next week permanent concrete barriers will be placed on the outside of the northbound lane under the bridge and a slope under the southeast interchange ramp will be restored, as the work zone is vacated.

Multiuse Path Bridge:  A protective barrier needs to be installed at the bottom of the fence on this bridge that will carry bicyclists and pedestrians from the regional trail under the main bridge to reach its south sidewalk.  County staff will install the barrier later this month after parts arrive. 

Trolley Corridor: A subcontractor has completed installation of the tracks along the trolley line between SW Miles St. and south of the bridge. Weather permitting, the track crossings at Macadam Bay driveway and the regional trail north of the bridge will be paved on Monday, Jan. 9. Raised warning domes for visually impaired pedestrians will be installed where the trail crosses the tracks near the bridge. The Portland Tribune ran this article about the return of the historic trolley service from Portland to Lake Oswego this summer.

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Willamette Shore Trolley could resume trips to Portland

By Anthony Macuk, Portland Tribune - January 2, 2017

Residents and train enthusiasts celebrated the return of the Willamette Shore Trolley three years ago, when Lake Oswego acquired a pair of vintage trolley cars from TriMet. Service had been suspended since 2010, after the city's two original trolleys broke down.

But one of the new trolleys is still being refurbished, and while the other has been operating since 2013, it's only been traveling as far as Powers Marine Park before heading back to Lake Oswego. Neither trolley has traveled all the way to the line's north end at the Bancroft Street station.

Now, that's about to change.

Read the full article on the Portland Tribune's website.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice – December 22, 2016

Sellwood Bridge in fog from the eastbank

Field Work Notice - December 22, 2016

As construction work wraps up, the contractor is working on clean-up tasks throughout the project area. The field work notice will focus on major work items rather than these clean-up tasks. With the short work week next week, we do not expect to send out the next notice until after Jan. 2.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • Hwy. 43 Interchange: One of two lanes on the northbound ramp from the bridge to Hwy. 43 is closed Dec. 22 from 9 am until early afternoon while a manhole cover is adjusted.
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Sellwood Bridge/Hwy. 43 traffic alert (12/21-12/22)

Project Notice - December 21, 2016

One lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed under the west end of the Sellwood Bridge on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 9 am until as late as 3 pm while a subcontractor removes equipment from the work zone. Flaggers will direct traffic on the open lane.

On Thursday, Dec. 22, one lane on the northbound onramp from the bridge to Hwy. 43 will be closed from 9 am until early afternoon while a manhole height is adjusted. One lane will remain open on the ramp.