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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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Sellwood Bridge to reopen for morning commute on Tuesday, February 18

Field Work Update - February 18, 2013

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The Sellwood Bridge will reopen to traffic ahead of schedule on February 18. The bridge has been closed since midnight on Friday while a contractor drilled shafts under traffic lanes at the west end of the bridge.  The bridge will reopen to motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18.  

The contractor had been given permission to keep the bridge closed until as late as 5 a.m. on February 20 to complete the work.  The drilling team worked around the clock from midnight on Friday and encountered no major obstacles during the operation.  A line of steel soldier piles were installed under the traffic lanes for a wall that will support a new Highway 43 interchange with the bridge.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for February 14

Field Work Update - February 14, 2014

Construction activity took a rare timeout during last week’s snow storm.  Field work resumed on Tuesday.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

February 15 - 20 bridge closure:  The Sellwood Bridge will close at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, February 15 and reopen by 5 a.m. on Thursday, February 20 to allow installation of steel soldier piles for a wall of the new interchange at the west end of the bridge.  Rainy weather will not impact the work.  The closure will affect all traffic modes, including bicyclists and pedestrians.  Hwy. 43 will remain open.  The Westside bicycle and pedestrian trail will be closed between the bridge and the Macadam Bay driveway during the work, so trail users will need to use an alternate route.  The contractor will work around the clock during the closure.  The noise level will be similar to the west side night work last month.  See our news release for more information about the closure and alternate routes.

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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