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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 19

Traffic control on Spokane Street

Traffic control on Spokane Street

Field Work Update - July 19, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 remains 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 work days the contractor also closes a northbound lane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the bridge and Freeman Motors.
  • Eastside Concrete Pour July 26 (tentative):  Truck deliveries are scheduled Friday, July 26 for the first big concrete pour for a river pier foundation.  The pour will require concrete truck deliveries entering from Spokane St. and Oaks Park Way.  A “No parking” zone will be set up on Spokane St. between 6th Ave. and Oaks Park Way during the pour (see map).  Flaggers will direct traffic to ensure local access is maintained.  
  • Miles Street Temporary Parking Change:  In order for heavy equipment to be brought in, some on street parking spaces will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on SW Miles Street and SW Miles Place on days of equipment deliveries only.  Signs will mark the parking spaces and no parking dates.  The tentative schedule is for equipment to arrive on July 24.
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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 12

Demolition of bent 21

Demolition of bent 21

Field Work Update - July 12, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERTS

  • Hwy. 43 Lane Closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 remains 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 work days the contractor also closes a northbound lane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the bridge and Freeman Motors.
  • Eastside Concrete Pour July 15:  Truck deliveries are scheduled Monday, July 15 for a concrete pour at Bent 6 on the east bank.  The pour will require concrete truck deliveries entering from Spokane St. and Oaks Park Way over an eight hour period starting in the morning.  Flaggers will direct traffic to ensure local access is maintained.  
  • Westside Trail Detour:  The westside trail is closed during replacement of the Stephens Creek culvert.  The posted detour between Macadam Bay and Willamette Park follows the east sidewalk of SW Macadam Ave. north to SW Nevada St., where it turns right to rejoin the trail in Willamette Park. 
  • Miles Street Temporary Parking Change:  In order for heavy equipment to be brought in, some on street parking spaces will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on SW Miles Street and SW Miles Place on days of equipment deliveries only.  Signs will go up next week noting the parking spaces and no parking dates.  The tentative schedule is for equipment to arrive on July 18 – 19.
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Field Work Update: River pile driving and Hwy. 43 lane closures on July 10

Field Work Update - July 9, 2013

The contractor constructing the Sellwood Bridge will resume pile driving in the river on Wednesday, July 10, the first day of the in-water work period permitted by environmental regulations.  On Wednesday only there will also be traffic changes on Highway 43 related to construction.

  • Highway 43 Traffic Lane Closure:  Two lanes of Highway 43 will be closed on Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm between the bridge and Freeman Motors (south of Taylors Ferry Road).  The lane closures are needed to allow the contractor to re-position equipment being used to construct a retaining wall on the west side of the highway. 
  • Summer Pile Driving: Pile driving in the river is scheduled from July 10 through October 15. The piles are needed to complete the west work bridge and new river pier foundations.  From July 10–31 the contractor plans to drive piles Monday through Saturday between 7 am and 6 pm.  Pending progress in July, the contractor will shift to a Monday to Friday schedule in August. 

Sellwood Bridge project detour routes riders onto SW Macadam sidewalk

By Jonathan Maus - July 8, 2013

 Related information

Multnomah County has announced a major detour that will impact people who ride bicycles between downtown Portland and the Sellwood Bridge on the west side of the Willamette River.

As part of the Sellwood Bridge project a County contractor is replacing the culvert that crosses Stephens Creek under the trolley tracks between SW Miles Street/SW Taylors Ferry Road. Crews have put a detour in place (see graphic below) that will impact users of the Westside Trail until at least early 2014.

Read the full article on BikePortland.org