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TRAFFIC ALERT: WESTSIDE TRAIL OPENS TUESDAY, JULY 5

Traffic Alert - July 5, 2016

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Westside regional trail diagram 
Westside regional trail diagram 

Westside regional trail diagrams

The regional trail between the west end of the Sellwood Bridge and SW Miles Place opened Tuesday, July 5. With the opening of this new offroad trail, the old path along the east shoulder of Highway 43 between the bridge and Freeman Motors will close. The contractor will remove the sidewalk south of Freeman Motors and construct a new curb.

Users of the new trail will need to yield to construction vehicles where the trail crosses the construction road just north of the bridge. There is also four-way stop where the trail intersects with the Macadam Bay driveway.

The trail leads to SW Miles Place, where it connects with a section through Willamette Park to the north. Please use caution on SW Miles Place where the trail alignment follows a residential street. The trail is open in Willamette Park during a current Portland Water Bureau construction project, except for a section that will eventually connect with SW Nevada Street. The regional trail leads north to downtown Portland.

Download two diagrams that show the new section of trail in more detail.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for July 1

Pit for westside bioswale, with excavated boulders

Field Work Notice - July 1, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • Highway 43 Lane Closures: Lanes north of the bridge will be closed at off-peak hours July 5-8 during demolition of the northbound sidewalk, placement of concrete curbs, and installation of conduit for traffic loops on the ramp from southbound Hwy. 43 to the bridge.
  • Westside Trail: The regional trail between the west end of the bridge and SW Miles Place is tentatively scheduled to open by noon on Tuesday, July 5. Watch for a news alert to confirm the trail has opened. The current path along the east shoulder of Hwy. 43 between the bridge and Freeman Motors will be closed to bicyclists and pedestrians after the trail opens. The sidewalk in this area will be removed permanently. Trail users need to yield to construction vehicles where the trail crosses the construction road north of the bridge. There is a four-way stop where the trail intersects with the Macadam Bay driveway.
  • July 14 – 17 Bridge Closure: The Sellwood Bridge is scheduled to be closed to motor vehicles only from 6 am on Thursday, July 14 until no later than 6 am on Monday, July 18. The closure is needed during the concrete pour and cure for the seam of the east approach deck that borders the south half of the approach. Traffic vibrations can damage concrete during the cure. The bridge will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians.
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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice – June 24, 2016

West truss span being lowered by hydraulic jacks

West truss span being lowered by hydraulic jacks

Field Work Notice – June 24, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS 

July 14 – 17 Bridge Closure: The Sellwood Bridge is scheduled to be closed to motor vehicles only from 6 am on Thursday, July 14 until no later than 6 am on Monday, July 18.  The closure is needed during the concrete pour and cure for the seam of the east approach deck that connects to the south half of the approach. Traffic vibrations can damage concrete during the cure. The bridge will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians.

Cemetery Entrance: The cemetery entrance from Hwy. 43 has shifted south to allow construction on the north side. Cemetery access for motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians is maintained during cemetery opening hours.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice – June 17, 2016

South ramp from Hwy 43 to bridge has shifted east

South ramp from Hwy 43 to bridge has shifted east

Field Work Notice - June 17, 2016

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Westside Trail: The opening of the regional trail between the west end of the bridge and SW Miles Place is postponed for two to four weeks while the contractor completes work along the trail. Until the trail opens, bicyclists and pedestrians will continue to use the detour path along the east side of Hwy. 43.

Hwy. 43 Through Lanes:  The lanes under the bridge will be shifted west on Monday, June 20 to allow the contractor to work on the ramp from the bridge to northbound Hwy. 43.

Cemetery Entrance: The stop sign for traffic exiting the cemetery has shifted east toward the bridge. The cemetery entrance from Hwy. 43 will be shifted south as early as June 21. Access for motor vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians will be maintained.

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