Traffic Alert: Paving work related to Sellwood Bridge construction will impact traffic October 30 and 31Traffic Alert - October 30, 2013
Paving work related to Sellwood Bridge construction will impact traffic today and tomorrow:
October 30: Paving on the southbound side of Highway 43 near the west end of the Sellwood Bridge is expected to impact traffic this afternoon. Southbound drivers may want to use an alternate route to avoid delays. Northbound traffic should not be affected. The paving is in preparation for a road alignment change in November that is part of the work build a new interchange.
October 31: A section of a private road through River View Cemetery will be closed for paving near Highway 43. A lower section of the road has been closed to motor vehicles since September. From 9 am to 4 pm on Thursday the road will also be closed to bicyclists and pedestrians due to the paving. Alternate routes include SW Palatine Hill Road (to the south) and SW Taylors Ferry to SW LaView Drive to SW Nevada to SW Corbett to SW Custer to SW Brier Place to SW Barbur (to the north).
We regret any inconvenience drivers and trail users may experience during the paving.
Some changes to on-street parking on SW Miles Street will be needed on Thursday morning, October 31 when a large crane is removed from the Stephens Creek work zone. The crane was used to install the concrete arch culvert last week (see photo below). On-street parking spaces will be closed on SW Miles Street on both sides of the street between the construction haul road and SW Macadam Street from 9 a.m. until as late as 12 noon. SW Miles Street will need to be closed for 10 - 15 minutes during this time when the crane is moved up the street. Parking will reopen on SW Miles Street as soon as the crane is removed. We regret any inconvenience to neighbors or businesses during this operation.
Paving near the west end of the Sellwood Bridge and Highway 43 will impact traffic this Wednesday, October 30, and Thursday, October 31, between 9 am and about 4 pm.
- Wednesday: The contractor will need to close Highway 43 traffic lanes near the bridge during paving. North and southbound access will be maintained but drivers should expect delays near the bridge and consider using alternate routes.
- Thursday: A portion of a private road through River View Cemetery will be closed for paving near Highway 43. A lower section of the road has been closed to motor vehicles since September. During paving on Wednesday the road will also be closed to bicyclists and pedestrians. Alternate routes include SW Palatine Hill Road (to the south) and SW Taylors Ferry to SW Fulton Park to SW Kelly to SW Custer to SW Brier Place to SW Barbur (to the north).
The paving is weather dependent and subject to change. It may be rescheduled later this week if needed. We regret any inconvenience drivers and trail users may experience during the paving.
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.Read More