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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for August 6

Preparing for paving the south side of Tacoma at 6th Ave

Preparing for paving the south side of Tacoma at 6th Ave

Field Work Notice - August 6, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43: 

  • Night work on Hwy. 43 is postponed until the end of August.  The contractor will need 3 - 4 more nights to finish installation of the rockfall netting.
  • On Friday, Aug. 7 a concrete pour is scheduled to start at 6 am for the deck of the northeast ramp from the bridge to Hwy 43. Crews will arrive at 5 am. During the day 30 concrete trucks will exit the Macadam Bay driveway onto Hwy. 43, where a flagger will direct traffic.
  • A daytime single lane closure on Hwy. 43 (northbound, north of bridge) is scheduled Monday, Aug. 10, from 9 am to 3pm.
  • A daytime single lane closure on Hwy. 43 (southbound) is planned from 7 am - 4 pm on weekdays next week.

SE Tacoma and 6th Ave:  SE 6th Ave. will be closed on the south side of SE Tacoma St. during paving on Friday, Aug. 7.  The road will close before the morning commute and reopen by 5 pm.  SE 7th is the detour.

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Multnomah County to pay Portland $3.6 million for Sellwood Bridge work

By Tony Hernandez, The Oregonian - August 5, 2015

Related article

Multnomah County's $307.5 million Sellwood Bridge project isn't just about cars crossing the Willamette River.

County officials are planning to send millions of dollars to Portland's coffers for project-related work that impacts 15,000 water customers and hundreds others who use a trail near Willamette Moorage Park on the west side of the river north of the bridge.

Multnomah County plans to reimburse the city $3.6 million for work that city employees did on the project. Multnomah County commissioners are scheduled Thursday to vote on an agreement authorizing the payment.

Mike Pullen, county spokesman, said the $3.6 million does not increase the project's budget.

Read the full article on OregonLive.com.


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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