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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice – November 10, 2016

Trolley tracks have been re-installed north of the bridge

Trolley tracks have been re-installed north of the bridge

Field Work Notice - November 10, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Much of our remaining work is weather-dependent. Last-minute schedule changes may be required due to heavy rain. Here’s the current schedule:

  • Springwater Trail: The trail is closed between SE Spokane St. and SE Umatilla St. until Nov. 15 for trail repairs and paving, weather permitting. Trail users are being detoured to 6th Ave.  There will be brief delays when the trail is reopened for striping.
  • Hwy. 43 Lane Closure: On Saturday, Nov. 12, a northbound lane will be closed while the contractor removes a sidewalk on the east side of Hwy. 43 south of the Macadam Bay/Freeman Motors driveway. The lane may be closed at other times for this work.
  • Spokane St.: The eastbound lane of SE Spokane St. is closed at times near SE Oaks Park Way during paving work above a stormwater line.
  • East Side Traffic Congestion: There has been an increase in traffic congestion on the east side of the bridge during peak hours.  Tacoma St. and side streets near the bridge are often congested, even when construction is not occurring. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will work with the Sellwood neighborhood association (SMILE) on the traffic issue after bridge construction is completed this fall. The plan is to assess where congestion is occurring after construction is over, so solutions can be considered.
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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice – November 4, 2016

Field Work Notice - November 4, 2016, Posted on November 7, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Much of our remaining work is weather-dependent. Last-minute schedule changes may be  required due to heavy rain. Note: Crews will be working this  Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 5-6) at several areas of the project.  

  • Spokane St.: The eastbound lane of SE Spokane St. is closed at times near SE Oaks Park  Way during work on a stormwater line. A flagger directs traffic when  the lane is closed.
  • Hwy.43: There will be lane closures at times on both sides of the highway to  accommodate final shoulder grading, barrier grouting, curb  and sidewalk replacement, and sign  installation.
  • Springwater Trail:  The trail will be closed from  Umatilla to Spokane beginning Tuesday or Wednesday for repaving for approximately one week, pending  weather.  Flaggers will detour trail users to  6th Ave.
  • East Side Traffic Congestion: There has been an increase in traffic congestion on the east  side of the bridge during peak hours.  Tacoma St. and side  streets near the bridge are often congested, even when  construction is not occurring. The Portland Bureau of  Transportation will work with the Sellwood neighborhood  association (SMILE) on the traffic issue after bridge construction is completed this fall. The  plan is to assess where congestion is occurring after  construction is over, so solutions can be considered.
  • Cemetery access:  As it was prior to the construction of the Sellwood Bridge,  Riverview Cemetery is closing its access in the late afternoons (4 pm) to auto  traffic. The cemetery is private property and the volume and  speed of cars using the cemetery driveway from Taylors Ferry  as a cut through to the bridge has increased.  Cyclists  may still use the cemetery driveway.
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Traffic Alert - Multi-Use Path

November 2, 2016

From 8 pm to midnight on Wednesday, November 2, the Sellwood Bridge contractor will be laying ballast, ties and tracks where the trolley line intersects with the multi-use path. The location is just north of the Sellwood Bridge, in the old Staff Jennings area on the west side of the river.  Please use caution—flaggers will help direct cyclists and pedestrians through the area.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice – October 28, 2016

Laying track for the trolley line south of Freeman Motors

Laying track for the trolley line south of Freeman Motors

Field Work Notice - October 28, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Much of our remaining work is weather-dependent. Last-minute schedule changes may be required due to heavy rain. Here’s the current schedule:

  • Spokane St.: The eastbound lane of SE Spokane St. is closed at times near SE Oaks Park Way during work on a stormwater line. A flagger directs traffic when the lane is closed.
  • Hwy. 43 Lane Closure: On Saturday, Oct. 29 the southbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed north of the bridge while the contractor removes a concrete curb. A new curb will be poured later.
  • East Side Traffic Congestion: There has been an increase in traffic congestion on the east side of the bridge during peak hours.  Tacoma St. and side streets near the bridge are often congested, even when construction is not occurring. The Portland Bureau of Transportation will work with the Sellwood neighborhood association (SMILE) on the traffic issue after bridge construction is completed this fall. The plan is to assess where congestion is occurring after construction is over, so solutions can be considered.
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