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Sellwood Bridge Field Work notice for November 7

Span 8 Form Removed

Span 8 Form Removed

Field Work Update - November 7, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Bridge Closure November 19: The Sellwood Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 5 a.m. (new time) on Wednesday, Nov. 19 until as late as 11:59 on Friday, Nov. 21 to shift traffic onto the new east approach (on the south side of Tacoma). The bridge sidewalk will also be closed, but may be able to re-open early on Friday. The traffic switch will allow work on the north half of the new east approach to begin in 2015.  We encourage drivers to plan for an alternate route now before the closure.

Hwy. 43 lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays until 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor builds west side retaining walls.  A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north and south of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls. 

Saturday lane closures:  On Saturdays the contractor will close lanes on Hwy. 43 north of the bridge during drilling for tie-back anchors for the west retaining walls. One lane will remain open in each direction during the work.

Night Work on Hwy. 43:  Three lanes will continue to be closed on Hwy. 43 on weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during installation of a new storm drain system at the base of the west side retaining walls.  Flaggers will direct traffic on a single open lane.

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If 'The Big One' hits, only two of Multnomah County's Willamette River bridges expected to survive

The scientists who keep tabs on Oregon’s seismic activity say there’s a 37 percent chance that “The Big One” is coming within the next 50 years. That’s to say, they’re bracing for a major earthquake triggered by a shift along Oregon’s Cascadia Subduction Zone. And for some time, Multnomah County leaders have been, too.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for Oct. 31

Rebar mats on west approach deck

Rebar mats on west approach deck

Field Work Update - October 31, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Bridge Closure: A bridge closure is planned from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 until as late as 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 to shift traffic onto the new east approach. The bridge sidewalk will also be closed, but may be able to re-open early on Friday. The traffic switch will allow work on the north half of the new east approach to begin in 2015.

Hwy. 43 lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays until 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor builds west side retaining walls.  A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north and south of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls. 

Saturday lane closures:  On Saturdays for the next several weeks the contractor will close lanes on Hwy. 43 north of the bridge during drilling for tie-back anchors for the west retaining walls. One lane will remain open in each direction during the work.

Night Work on Hwy. 43:  Three lanes will also be closed on Hwy. 43 on weeknights into the second week of November from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during installation of a new storm drain system at the base of the west side retaining walls.  Flaggers will direct traffic on a single open lane.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for Oct. 24

Bent 4 column forms

Bent 4 column forms

Field Work Update - October 24, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays until 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor builds west side retaining walls.  A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north and south of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls. 

Saturday lane closures:  On Saturdays through October the contractor will close lanes on Hwy. 43 north of the bridge during drilling for tie-back anchors for the west retaining walls. One lane will remain open in each direction during the work.

Night Work on Hwy. 43:  Three lanes will also be closed on Hwy. 43 on weeknights from Oct. 27 – Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during installation of a new storm drain system at the base of the west side retaining walls.  Flaggers will direct traffic on a single open lane.

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