The Community Advisory Committee for the Sellwood Bridge Project will meet on Monday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. for project updates and a presentation. The meeting will be held at SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Avenue. Meetings are open to the public and include time for public comment.Read More
Cycling advocates and residents in Southeast and Southwest Portland have prevailed in their plan to tweak the design of the new Sellwood Bridge to protect pedestrians and bicyclists and to slow motorists exiting onto Southeast Tacoma Street.
Multnomah County commissioners have agreed to $4.1 million in design alterations that would include better lighting, clearly marked lanes for bridge users and a gateway intended to remind motorists that, on the east end, they're entering a neighborhood and not a race track.
Hundreds of bridges in Ore., Wash. deemed 'structurally deficient'
Thom Jensen KATU News
November 23, 2011
More than 800 bridges in Oregon and Washington are structurally deficient and thousands more are outdated, yet millions of people drive over them every day. Everyone seems to know about the problem but no one has the answer to fix it. Read more at KATU.com
New view of future Sellwood Bridge
David F. Ashton, The Bee
November 24, 2011
Even though the Sellwood Bridge rebuilding project received the approval of the Multnomah County Commissioners last month for its “60% Design Elements” stage, members of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) were meeting again on November 7. Read more at TheBeeNews.com
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama directed the U.S. Department of Transportation to accelerate the awarding of $527 million in competitive TIGER grants. Multnomah County’s Sellwood Bridge replacement project is a contender for one for those grants, and county spokesman Mike Pullen said the faster timeline will be “a good thing” for the project.
Read more at the DJCOregon.com