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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for October 25

Bent formwork

Bent formwork

Field Work Update - October 25, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERTS

New Cemetery Driveway:   The contractor will be paving the new access to the cemetery on Between Tuesday and Friday of next week. (weather permitting).  In addition to the existing southbound outside lane closure, motorists should expect delays as flaggers will be stopping traffic as equipment moves in and out of this area. The new driveway is expected to open in November.

The cemetery trail will be closed bike and pedestrians on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 9:00am to 4:00pm for paving of the road (weather permitting).  There will be detour signs and flaggers at the access points.

Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (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. 

Hwy. 43 Speed Zone Extended North: The 25 mph construction zone speed limit has been extended for northbound traffic to SW Nevada St.  The 25 mph zone for southbound traffic begins across from Freeman Motors.  The speed limits are enforceable at all hours.

Springwater Trail Closure: The trail is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. one mile south of the Ross Island Bridge due to erosion repairs.  The work is not related to the Sellwood Bridge.  The trail is expected to reopen by November 15.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for October 18

Building form for Bent 7 column on east approach

Building form for Bent 7 column on east approach

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 Speed Zone Extended North: The 25 mph construction zone speed limit has been extended for northbound traffic to SW Nevada St.  The 25 mph zone for southbound traffic begins across from Freeman Motors.  The speed limits are enforceable at all hours.

Parking Change on SW Miles Street:  Parking spaces on the south side of SW Miles Street will need to be closed next week to allow trucks to deliver large sections of pre-cast concrete for the arch culvert that is being built over Stephens Creek.  No parking signs will be posted today but parking will be allowed until Tuesday.  The parking spaces will be reopened as soon as the last delivery is made.

Cemetery Entrance: The entrance from Hwy. 43 to River View Cemetery remains closed to motor vehicles west of the funeral home. A narrow path through the work zone is open for bicyclists and pedestrians.  Bicyclists should obey traffic signs and walk bikes through the work zone. The new cemetery road is expected to reopen in November.

Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (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.  The outside northbound lane will be closed south of the bridge on some nights in the next week during tree removal.

Springwater Trail Closure: The trail is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. one mile south of the Ross Island Bridge due to erosion repairs.  The work is not related to the Sellwood Bridge.  The trail is expected to reopen by November 15.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for October 11

Building rebar cage for last river pier shaft

Building rebar cage for last river pier shaft

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Cemetery Entrance: The entrance from Hwy. 43 to River View Cemetery remains closed to motor vehicles west of the funeral home. A narrow path through the work zone is open for bicyclists and pedestrians.  Bicyclists should obey traffic signs and walk bikes through the work zone. The new cemetery road is expected to reopen to traffic next month.

Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays (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.

Springwater Trail Closure: The trail is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. one mile south of the Ross Island Bridge due to erosion repairs.  Portland Parks & Recreation is overseeing the work, which is not related to the Sellwood Bridge.  The trail is expected to reopen by November 15.

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Sellwood Bridge update: Migrating fish to halt underwater work

By Kelly House, The Oregonian - October 9, 2013

Related photo essay

Work on the $307 million Sellwood Bridge replacement will soon move from underwater to under cover of darkness as crews avoid an environmental concern unique to building bridges. The issue: Migratory salmon.

Crews must stop most of their underwater pile driving and concrete pouring by the end of October to comply with environmental regulations prohibiting activity that could disturb fish populations' seasonal runs.

Read the full article at OregonLive.com