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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update

Field Work Update - April 8, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERT:  Expect delays on Hwy. 43 south of Sellwood Bridge on April 9

The traffic signal on Highway 43 at Riverview Cemetery south of the Sellwood Bridge will be turned off on Tuesday, April 9 from 9 a.m. until as late as 4 p.m. while the contractor digs a trench across the highway to repair a culvert.  Flaggers will direct traffic during this work. Highway users traveling south of the bridge should expect delays and consider alternate routes.

In other project news, night blasting has been cancelled for this week.


Sellwood Bridge blasting: More buildup than bang!

By David Ashton, The Sellwood Bee - April 7, 2013

Some media reports built up big expectations for Sellwood residents for a series of explosions on Highway 43. It was part of the plan to widen the highway for the new, bigger Sellwood Bridge west-side interchange. There was fear that the nighttime explosions would shake the ground and rattle windows. Read the article.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update

Final shear pile installation

Final shear pile installation

Field Work Update - April 5, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 Work:

  • Blasting for the retaining wall on Hwy 43 is tentatively scheduled to take place on Wednesday April 10, between 9 pm and 3 am. If it occurs, it will necessitate closure of the outer southbound lane between 7 pm and 5 am. Blasting will occur between 9 pm and 3 am. During blasting traffic may be stopped on Hwy 43 and the detour bridge for up to 20 minutes. Highway users should expect delays during this work and consider alternate routes.
  • Culvert: The signal south of the Sellwood Bridge will be controlled by flaggers. This will affect both northbound and southbound traffic on Hwy 43 from 7 am to 3 pm, just south of the bridge, for culvert work.

For safety, we urge bridge users not to cut through the narrow residential streets in the Sellwood area to dodge commute traffic.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update

Sunrise from west work zone

Sunrise from west work zone

Field Work Update for March 29

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 Work: Late next week the traffic signal at Riverview Cemetery south of the bridge will be turned off while the contractor digs a trench across the highway to replace a culvert. (A Traffic Alert email will be sent out when the schedule is confirmed.) Flaggers will direct traffic during this work, which is expected to take place during the day. Highway users south of the bridge should expect delays during this work and consider alternate routes.

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.

For safety, we urge bridge users not to cut through the narrow residential streets in the Sellwood area to dodge commute traffic.

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