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Engaging Our Youngest Citizens: School-Based Outreach Program 2013-14 Update

Former County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury works with students from Faubion School

Former County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury works with students from Faubion School

Project News - November 8, 2013

Just as the contractors are busy extending the foundation for the new Sellwood Bridge, so too is the School-based Outreach Program team extending the enrichment opportunities available to the County’s students.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for November 8

Pouring Bent 7 crossbeam for east approach

Pouring Bent 7 crossbeam for east approach

Field Work Update - November 8, 2013


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.  One northbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed south of the bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays for the next few weeks as storm drain manholes are installed in front of the south retraining wall on the west side of the highway.

Concrete Pour on November 14:  The northbound lane of Hwy. 43 will be closed at times this day south of the bridge during a concrete pour for the westernmost bridge Bent.  A traffic alert will go out next week with the hours.

Cemetery Entrance: The access road above the funeral home remains closed to motor vehicles while the contractor works on the new entrance road.

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Night work will impact Hwy. 43 traffic near Sellwood Bridge - Nov. 7

Traffic Alert - November 7, 2013

Night work related to the Sellwood Bridge project will impact Highway 43 traffic at times tonight from 7 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m. Friday morning. A contractor will move two historic stone columns at the entrance to River View Cemetery south of the bridge. Highway traffic will be stopped several times for a few minutes while a PGE crew removes an overhead power line and installs a new line over the highway. Both tasks are part of the work to rebuild the interchange at the west end of the bridge.

Traffic Alert: Sellwood Bridge construction traffic alert: Hwy. 43 work near bridge Nov. 5 - 8

Traffic alert - November 5, 2013

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Construction work for the new Sellwood Bridge is expected to impact Highway 43 traffic November 5 - 8 from 9 a.m. until as late as 4 p.m.  The contractor will need to close a portion of the northbound highway onramp to the bridge during drilling and equipment deliveries.  

Flaggers will direct traffic in both directions on Highway 43 at times, but traffic congestion is expected when large equipment is moved in and out of the work zone.  Drivers may want to consider alternate routes such as Highway 99E, SW Taylors Ferry and SW Terwilliger.