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Aerial photo July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015

Updated August 4, 2015

Photos courtesy of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for July 30

Removing old asphalt at 6th & Tacoma

Removing old asphalt at 6th & Tacoma

Field Work Notice - July 30, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43: 

  • Double lane closures continue north of the bridge next week from 7 pm – 6 am Monday through Thursday for installation of rockfall netting on the hillside north of the retaining walls.
  • One northbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • One southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays from 7 am to 4 pm.

SE Tacoma and 6th Ave:  SE 6th Ave. is closed on the south side of Tacoma until late Friday afternoon, July 31 during reconstruction of the intersection.  SE 7th, 8th, and 9th Avenues are alternate routes.  SE 6th Ave. is accessible from SE Tenino, one block south of Tacoma.   From 10 am on Monday, August 3 until late afternoon on Friday, August 7, no left turns will be permitted at the 6th and Tacoma intersection, due to paving in the middle of the intersection. 6th Ave. traffic will be unable to cross Tacoma St. during the week. On Monday, August 3, crews will move concrete barriers near the intersection starting at 3 am to prepare for asphalt grinding starting at 7 am.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for July 23

Excavating old lanes of Hwy 43 south of bridge

Field Work Notice - July 23, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43:

  • Double lane closures continue north of the bridge from 7 pm – 6 am Monday through Thursday for installation of rockfall netting on the hillside north of the retaining walls.
  • One northbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • One southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays from 7 am to 4 pm.

SE Tacoma and 6th Ave: SE 6th Ave. will be closed on the south side of Tacoma from 5 am on Monday, July 27 until no later than 4 pm on Friday, July 31 during reconstruction of the intersection. SE 7th will be the alternate route during the closure and access to SE 6th Ave. will be available from SE Tenino, one block south of Tacoma. The closure will impact motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. SE 8th and SE 9th Avenues are also good alternate routes.

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Portland's new Sellwood Bridge progresses toward its 2016 opening (Photos)

By Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian - July 20, 2015

Portland's new Sellwood Bridge now spans the Willamette River with all three steel arch supports in place and work well along on the steel beam structure that spans the arches to provide a foundation for the bridge's final surface.

Meanwhile, on both the west and east ends of the new bridge, work continues to create and refine the approaches that link roadways to both get across the river and travel north and south on Highway 43.

Plans are for the new bridge to open in January of 2016 and all construction to be finished later in the year.

See the photo slideshow on OregonLive.com.