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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for October 11

Building rebar cage for last river pier shaft

Building rebar cage for last river pier shaft

TRAFFIC ALERTS

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 to traffic next month.

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.

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.  Portland Parks & Recreation is overseeing the work, which is not related to the Sellwood Bridge.  The trail is expected to reopen by November 15.

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Sellwood Bridge update: Migrating fish to halt underwater work

By Kelly House, The Oregonian - October 9, 2013

Related photo essay

Work on the $307 million Sellwood Bridge replacement will soon move from underwater to under cover of darkness as crews avoid an environmental concern unique to building bridges. The issue: Migratory salmon.

Crews must stop most of their underwater pile driving and concrete pouring by the end of October to comply with environmental regulations prohibiting activity that could disturb fish populations' seasonal runs.

Read the full article at OregonLive.com


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for 10/4

Sellwood Bridge Bent & Span Locations

Sellwood Bridge Bent & Span Locations

Field Work Update - October 4, 2013

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Cemetery Entrance: The entrance from Hwy. 43 to River View Cemetery is closed to motor vehicles west of the funeral home for several more weeks. A narrow path through the work zone is open for bicyclists and pedestrians.  Bicyclists should obey traffic signs and walk bikes, and stay on the designated pathway.

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.

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Sellwood Bridge construction traffic alert

September 30, 2013

A large concrete pour for one of the river pier foundations for the new Sellwood Bridge is scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1.  The work zone is on the west side of the river.  Crews will start work at 3:30 a.m. and work lights will be used.  Concrete truck deliveries will arrive continuously from 5:30 a.m. until about 2 p.m. The concrete needs to be poured continuously. The deliveries may add to traffic congestion during the morning commute.