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Construction Alert: Parking changes on SW Miles St. on Oct. 31 during crane removal

Stephens Creek culvert walls

Stephens Creek culvert walls

Construction Alert - October 28, 2013

Some changes to on-street parking on SW Miles Street will be needed on Thursday morning, October 31 when a large crane is removed from the Stephens Creek work zone.  The crane was used to install the concrete arch culvert last week (see photo below).  On-street parking spaces will be closed on SW Miles Street on both sides of the street between the construction haul road and SW Macadam Street from 9 a.m. until as late as 12 noon.  SW Miles Street will need to be closed for 10 - 15 minutes during this time when the crane is moved up the street.  Parking will reopen on SW Miles Street as soon as the crane is removed.  We regret any inconvenience to neighbors or businesses during this operation.


Sellwood Bridge construction to impact west side traffic Oct. 30-31

Traffic Alert - October 28, 2013

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Paving near the west end of the Sellwood Bridge and Highway 43 will impact traffic this Wednesday, October 30, and Thursday, October 31, between 9 am and about 4 pm.

  • Wednesday: The contractor will need to close Highway 43 traffic lanes near the bridge during paving.   North and southbound access will be maintained but drivers should expect delays near the bridge and consider using alternate routes. 
  • Thursday: A portion of a private road through River View Cemetery will be closed for paving near Highway 43.  A lower section of the road has been closed to motor vehicles since September.  During paving on Wednesday the road will also be closed to bicyclists and pedestrians.  Alternate routes include SW Palatine Hill Road (to the south) and SW Taylors Ferry to SW Fulton Park to SW Kelly to SW Custer to SW Brier Place to SW Barbur (to the north).

The paving is weather dependent and subject to change.  It may be rescheduled later this week if needed.  We regret any inconvenience drivers and trail users may experience during the paving.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for October 25

Bent formwork

Bent formwork

Field Work Update - October 25, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERTS

New Cemetery Driveway:   The contractor will be paving the new access to the cemetery on Between Tuesday and Friday of next week. (weather permitting).  In addition to the existing southbound outside lane closure, motorists should expect delays as flaggers will be stopping traffic as equipment moves in and out of this area. The new driveway is expected to open in November.

The cemetery trail will be closed bike and pedestrians on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 9:00am to 4:00pm for paving of the road (weather permitting).  There will be detour signs and flaggers at the access points.

Hwy. 43 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 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. 

Hwy. 43 Speed Zone Extended North: The 25 mph construction zone speed limit has been extended for northbound traffic to SW Nevada St.  The 25 mph zone for southbound traffic begins across from Freeman Motors.  The speed limits are enforceable at all hours.

Springwater Trail Closure: The trail is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. one mile south of the Ross Island Bridge due to erosion repairs.  The work is not related to the Sellwood Bridge.  The trail is expected to reopen by November 15.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for October 18

Building form for Bent 7 column on east approach

Building form for Bent 7 column on east approach

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 Speed Zone Extended North: The 25 mph construction zone speed limit has been extended for northbound traffic to SW Nevada St.  The 25 mph zone for southbound traffic begins across from Freeman Motors.  The speed limits are enforceable at all hours.

Parking Change on SW Miles Street:  Parking spaces on the south side of SW Miles Street will need to be closed next week to allow trucks to deliver large sections of pre-cast concrete for the arch culvert that is being built over Stephens Creek.  No parking signs will be posted today but parking will be allowed until Tuesday.  The parking spaces will be reopened as soon as the last delivery is made.

Cemetery Entrance: The entrance from Hwy. 43 to River View Cemetery remains closed to motor vehicles west of the funeral home. A narrow path through the work zone is open for bicyclists and pedestrians.  Bicyclists should obey traffic signs and walk bikes through the work zone. The new cemetery road is expected to reopen in November.

Hwy. 43 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 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.  The outside northbound lane will be closed south of the bridge on some nights in the next week during tree removal.

Springwater Trail Closure: The trail is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. one mile south of the Ross Island Bridge due to erosion repairs.  The work is not related to the Sellwood Bridge.  The trail is expected to reopen by November 15.

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