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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for September 17

Removing the cofferdam from west river pier

Removing the cofferdam from west river pier

Field Work Notice - Posted September 18, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43: 

  • Two lanes of Hwy. 43 will be closed from 9 am on Friday, Sept. 18 until 3 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 22 during removal of a median and paving near the new driveway to Freeman Motors and Macadam Bay. Expect delays during the lane closures.
  • Starting on Friday, Sept. 25 at 9 am, the right northbound lane will be closed at Macadam Bay until no later than Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 3 pm. Traffic will be impacted on Sept. 25 – 26 for paving operations north of the bridge.
  • Bicyclists and pedestrians are using a detour path along the trolley corridor between the bridge and the Macadam Bay driveway, during work on the east shoulder of Hwy. 43. On work days flaggers are positioned at each end of the trail and where the trail passes near construction vehicles. Trail users should remain alert when riding through the busy project area.
  • During work on the east shoulder, only three traffic lanes are open between the bridge and the Macadam Bay driveway. Two lanes are open in the peak travel direction and one lane is open in the off-peak direction.
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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for September 10

Falsework for Span 3 deck

Field Work Notice - September 10, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43:

  • Bicyclists and pedestrians have shifted to a detour path along the trolley corridor between the bridge and the Macadam Bay driveway, during work on the east shoulder of Hwy. 43. On work days flaggers are positioned at each end of the trail and where the trail passes near construction vehicles. Trail users should remain alert when riding through the busy project area.
  • During work on the east shoulder, only three traffic lanes are open between the bridge and the Macadam Bay driveway. Two lanes are open in the peak travel direction and one lane is open in the off-peak direction. The fourth lane will reopen in October.
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"Out-of-spec bolts" slow Sellwood Bridge progress

By David F. Ashton, THE BEE - September 4, 2015

With most of the heavy construction work completed on S.E. 6th Avenue, both north and south of Tacoma Street, most of the infrastructure work for the eastern landing of the new Sellwood Bridge has been completed.

Crews will soon be installing a traffic control signal at the intersection, according to Multnomah County Sellwood Bridge Project spokesman Mike Pullen. “However, the signal won’t be turned on until the new bridge has opened,” he said.

And, it appears that the new bridge won’t be fully in service until February or March of next year, Pullen said, as he took THE BEE on a new tour of the site.

One of the things slowing progress is a potential problem with some of the bolts that were supplied for the project.

Read the full article on PortlandTribune.com.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Notice for September 3

Installing studs for Span 3 deck

Installing studs for Span 3 deck

Field Work Notice - September 3, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43: 

  • Bicyclists and pedestrians are seeing the biggest traffic change this week. The path along the east edge of Hwy. 43 between the bridge and the driveway to Macadam Bay has shifted to a new path along the trolley corridor, which includes switchbacks. The change will allow the east shoulder of Hwy. 43 to be rebuilt. On work days flaggers are positioned at each end of the trail and where the trail passes near construction vehicles. Safety fencing has been installed along the trail. Trail users should remain alert when riding through the busy project area.
  • Beginning Tuesday, September 8 there will be only three traffic lanes in use between the bridge and the Macadam Bay driveway, due to reconstruction of the east shoulder. Two lanes will alternate north or south, depending on the peak direction of traffic. One lane will be open in the off-peak direction.  The fourth lane will reopen in October. 
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