A new traffic signal will be activated at the west end of the Sellwood Bridge before the afternoon commute on Wednesday, December 11. The work will require lane closures in the area between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. That day the northbound ramp of Highway 43 that passes under the bridge will close permanently so that work can begin on the east half of the new interchange. Traffic on Highway 43 and the bridge will pass through the new signal until the new two-level interchange opens in fall 2015.Read More
Crews working to build the new Sellwood Bridge are more than 40 percent done with the project, but the average citizen wouldn't know it by looking at the construction site.
Much of the work done so far has taken place underwater. Now that crews have wrapped up in-water work for the winter, bridge watchers will soon begin to see visible progress above ground.
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Daytime lane closures on Hwy. 43: The northbound slip lane of Hwy. 43 that passes under the bridge will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 - 4, from 9 a.m. until as late as 4 p.m. The lane closure will allow a construction crane to perform work on the new interchange. During the lane closure, northbound traffic will be flagged through the intersection with the bridge. Northbound traffic is likely to experience delays, so drivers may want to use an alternate route.
Tree removal on west side: The outside northbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed south of the bridge on Monday night and north of the bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m., during removal of trees on the east side of the highway. The work north of the bridge will require two lanes to be closed. Tonight’s work will require the outside southbound lane to be closed during late tree removal near River View Cemetery, after the east side work is completed. Highway traffic will always have an open lane in each direction during the night work.
No Sellwood Bridge construction is scheduled from Thursday through Sunday, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Night lane closures on Hwy. 43: The outside northbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed south of the bridge on Monday night and north of the bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday nights next week, from 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m., during removal of trees on the east side of the highway. The work north of the bridge will require two lanes to be closed. On Thursday night the outside southbound lane will be closed to allow tree removal near River View Cemetery. Highway traffic will always have an open lane in each direction during the night work.
Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed weekdays next week (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.
Permanent closure of Hwy. 43 northbound slip lane in December: The slip lane that passes under the Sellwood Bridge is scheduled to close permanently the second week of December so work can begin on the east half of the new interchange. When the lane closes, all traffic on Hwy. 43 and the bridge will pass through a new traffic signal.Read More