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Sellwood Bridge update: Construction crews are more than 40 percent done with work

By Kelly House, The Oregonian - December 10, 2013

Crews working to build the new Sellwood Bridge are more than 40 percent done with the project, but the average citizen wouldn't know it by looking at the construction site.

Much of the work done so far has taken place underwater. Now that crews have wrapped up in-water work for the winter, bridge watchers will soon begin to see visible progress above ground.

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Sellwood Bridge alert: night work and Hwy. 43 lane closures this week

Field Work Update - December 2, 2013

Daytime lane closures on Hwy. 43:  The northbound slip lane of Hwy. 43 that passes under the bridge will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 - 4, from 9 a.m. until as late as 4 p.m.  The lane closure will allow a construction crane to perform work on the new interchange.  During the lane closure, northbound traffic will be flagged through the intersection with the bridge. Northbound traffic is likely to experience delays, so drivers may want to use an alternate route.

Tree removal on west side:  The outside northbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed south of the bridge on Monday night and north of the bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m., during removal of trees on the east side of the highway.  The work north of the bridge will require two lanes to be closed.  Tonight’s work will require the outside southbound lane to be closed during late tree removal near River View Cemetery, after the east side work is completed.  Highway traffic will always have an open lane in each direction during the night work.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for November 27

Installing piles for new Highway 43 interchange

Field Work Update

HOLIDAY BREAK

No Sellwood Bridge construction is scheduled from Thursday through Sunday, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Night lane closures on Hwy. 43:  The outside northbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed south of the bridge on Monday night and north of the bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday nights next week, from 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m., during removal of trees on the east side of the highway.  The work north of the bridge will require two lanes to be closed.  On Thursday night the outside southbound lane will be closed to allow tree removal near River View Cemetery.  Highway traffic will always have an open lane in each direction during the night work.

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed weekdays next week (except from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor excavates the hillside west of the highway. On weekdays the contractor also closes a northbound lane from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. between the bridge and Freeman Motors.

Permanent closure of Hwy. 43 northbound slip lane in December:  The slip lane that passes under the Sellwood Bridge is scheduled to close permanently the second week of December so work can begin on the east half of the new interchange.  When the lane closes, all traffic on Hwy. 43 and the bridge will pass through a new traffic signal.

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Sellwood Bridge construction traffic alert for Nov. 26

Traffic Alert - November 26, 2013

Sellwood Bridge construction will require a closure of the northbound slip lane of Highway 43 that passes under the bridge on Tuesday, November 26, from 9 a.m. until as late as 4 p.m. The lane closure will allow the contractor to remove pilings from the old bridge that need to be removed for construction of the new bridge. During the lane closure, northbound traffic will be flagged through the intersection with the bridge. Northbound traffic is likely to experience delays, so drivers may want to use an alternate route. A traffic alert will be sent out if the work extends into Wednesday.