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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for March 7

Field Work Update - March 7, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is also closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge due to work on the retaining walls.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for February 28

Field Work Update - February 28, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Fallen Trees:  Traffic on the bridge and Hwy. 43 was slowed on February 24 – 25 after strong wind gusts toppled trees onto Hwy. 43 and Hwy. 99E, outside our project limits.  One incident closed Hwy. 43 for several hours south of the bridge.  Recent rains have saturated the ground, leading to more downed trees during windstorms.  Please drive with caution during windstorms.

Hwy. 43 weekday 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is also closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge due to work on the retaining walls.

Other Projects: Two other projects are impacting traffic on Hwy. 43 north of the bridge.  Neither is related to Sellwood Bridge work.  Portland General Electric crews will work at the intersection of Hwy. 43 and SW Taylors Ferry/SW Miles St. on Friday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The work will require a northbound lane closure on Friday and the traffic signal will need to be turned off on Sunday, when flaggers will direct traffic.  

Meanwhile, a short section of sidewalk next to Freeman Motors along the east side of Hwy. 43 is being repaired.  Sidewalk users should follow the detour signs around the sidewalk closure, via the parking lot.   This work should be completed in the next few days.

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All lanes of Hwy. 43 reopened south of Sellwood Bridge after tree cleared

Traffic Alert - February 25, 2014

All lanes of Hwy. 43 reopened at 2 pm after a fallen tree and downed power lines were cleared from the roadway.  The tree fell about 1000 feet south of the bridge after high wind gusts hit the area around noon.  No injuries were reported.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for February 21

Field Work Update - February 21, 2014

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TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is also closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge due to work on the retaining walls.

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