- Day: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed from 7 am to 4 pm weekdays between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor excavates the hillside west of the highway.
- Night: Blasting is scheduled on March 13 and 14 as part of the work to widen Highway 43 for the new bridge interchange. On blast nights, intermittent closures of traffic lanes and the highway and bridge will happen between 7 pm and 5 am. Highway and bridge closures will last from 5 to 20 minutes for each blast. Five minutes and one minute before each blast, a warning siren will sound. The siren will probably be louder than the blast itself. Two or three blasts are scheduled each night between 9 pm and 3 am. Travelers can avoid delays by choosing alternate routes on blast nights. Click here for more information about blasting.
The remaining members of the Sellwood Bridge Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC) convened for the final time at SMILE Station on Monday evening, February 11.
The committee’s work began on June 26, 2006, at the Sellwood Baptist Church, when the first Community Task Force – the group that became the CAC – met to kick off the process of designing a replacement to the Sellwood Bridge.
The CAC ended its work with seven of the original twenty members still participating, more than six years later.
- The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the bridge while the contractor excavates the hillside west of the highway.
- In two weeks, on March 13 the contractor will begin blasting rock from the hillside just north and south of the bridge. Blasting will take place 2-3 nights a week 2-3 times per night, between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m., for four weeks. Prior to each blast flaggers will stop traffic on the Detour Bridge and Hwy 43 for up to 20 minutes. We encourage you to find alternative routes during these hours.
Thursday, March 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Easter Seals Building, 5757 SW Macadam Ave. (between SW Pendleton and SW Flower Streets)
You are invited to a public meeting about the design for a section of regional trail along SW Miles Place.
The Sellwood Bridge Project will construct the regional trail from Willamette Park to the bridge. The public meeting will focus on the segment of trail along SW Miles Place between Willamette Park and Macadam Bay floating home community.
Last October, neighbors and trail users met with the project team to share ideas for the design on this narrow residential street that is one of the few of its kind in Portland. Input from that meeting and from meetings with public agencies has led to a proposed alternative for the trail/street design.
The meeting agenda includes:
- Background presentation on previous decisions
- Presentation on proposed alternative
- Rationale for design elements, including input from key agencies
- Public feedback on proposed alternative
- Next steps
Parking is available onsite and on streets nearby. The meeting location is served by TriMet bus routes 35-Macadam/Greeley and 43-Taylors Ferry Rd.
For more information, please contact us.