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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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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for April 3

Light installation on spans 1 and 2.

Light installation on spans 1 and 2.

Field Work Notice - April 3, 2015

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 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.

Hwy. 43 traffic impacts: Lane closures are planned from 7am to 4 pm next week in the southbound outside lane north and south of the bridge during finish work on retaining walls and installation of gutters behind the walls (see photo). Thursday and Friday of this week crews will be placing a drain across Hwy 43. Work will start at 9 am and will affect both northbound and southbound traffic south of the bridge on Hwy 43.

Tacoma Street:  Work to widen and rebuild the south side of SE Tacoma St. between SE 6th Avenue and the bridge begins Monday.  There will be some shifts to traffic lanes and pedestrian/bicycle routes in the next few months as a result of this work. A temporary “no parking zone” will be established on April 20th on the south side of Tacoma from 6th Avenue east to realign eastbound traffic. There will be intermittent construction traffic on SE Grand Avenue between Spokane St. & SE Tacoma St.  In addition, Portland Water Bureau will start Monday on waterline work on Tacoma St.  This work will continue for a few weeks.

The Springwater Trail between SE Umatilla St. & SE Spokane St. will be closed on Wednesday (4/8) and Thursday (4/9) from 7:30am – 4:00pm for Bent 11 construction activity. Flaggers will assist cyclists and pedestrians

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