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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 28

View west from top of Bent 6 near east bank.

View west from top of Bent 6 near east bank.

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 is closed weekdays until 4 p.m. between SW Taylors Ferry Road and the project limits south of the bridge while the contractor works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north and south of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls. Placement of the Span 2 girders on August 5 – 6 will require the outside northbound lane to be closed.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 21

Sidewalk forms on east approach Span 10

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north and south of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.   On July 22 only, the bicycle/pedestrian path between the old Staff Jennings driveway and the entrance to Macadam Bay will be shifted west while a subcontractor does some exploratory work related to an underground waterline. Traffic lanes will be shifted to accommodate this work.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 14

Columns for Hwy 43 interchange ramp

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for July 6

At east river pier, concrete forms for pier wall and angel wings

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures:

  • The outside northbound lane of Highway 43 will be closed south of the bridge during the day after 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8 – 9 when seventeen concrete girders are installed for Span 1.
  • 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.
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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 27

Field Work Update - June 27, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday lane closures: The outside southbound lane of Hwy. 43 continues to be 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

Seventeen concrete girders will be installed for the first west side span on July 8 – 9. The northbound lane next to the span will be closed for this work.  The bridge will remain open. 

The project will be shut down July 4-6 for the Fourth of July holiday.   All lanes will be open unless emergencies arise.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 20

Expanded waiting area at Hwy 43 crosswalk

Expanded waiting area at Hwy 43 crosswalk

Field Work Update - June 20, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

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Westside concrete pours for Sellwood Bridge work

Field Work Update - June 17, 2014

Two concrete pours for the new Sellwood Bridge will require longer work hours and some minor traffic impacts this week on the west side of the river:

Tuesday, June 17:  A pour for a retaining wall on the west side of Hwy. 43 south of the bridge will continue until about 8 p.m. tonight.  Flaggers will hold traffic when concrete trucks arrive or depart the site.  One southbound lane is closed until 4 p.m. One northbound lane is closed at the far south end of the project to provide a safe zone for the flaggers.  

Wednesday, June 18:  A concrete pour is scheduled to start in the early morning for the west river pier (Bent 4), where the first section of pier wall will be poured. Crews will arrive on the west side at 12:30 a.m. and concrete trucks will arrive starting at 2 a.m.  The operation is expected to end around noon.  Flaggers will need to hold traffic on Hwy. 43 when trucks arrive and exit the work zone north of the bridge.  All southbound lanes will be open to assist with traffic flow.  Lights will be needed for this night work.


Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 13

Building work platform below east approach girders

Building work platform below east approach girders

Field Work Update - June 13, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Night work on Hwy. 43:  Installation of a storm drain line along Hwy. 43 south of the bridge will be completed Friday night, with working starting at 7 p.m. and ending by 6 a.m. Saturday. Flaggers direct traffic on a single lane during this work.

West wall concrete pour on June 16: An early morning concrete pour is scheduled on Monday for a retaining wall on the west side of Hwy. 43 south of the bridge. Crews will arrive at 4 a.m. with concrete trucks arriving at 5 a.m. One southbound lane and one northbound lane will be closed south of the bridge during the concrete pour. Flaggers will hold traffic when concrete trucks arrive on site.

Hwy. 43 weekday 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 10

Pier caps of Bents 3 and 2

Pier caps of Bents 3 and 2

Field Work Update - June 10, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Night work on Hwy. 43:  Installation of a storm drain line along Hwy. 43 south of the bridge begins Wednesday evening.  Work hours are 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The work is expected to last up to five nights (Wednesday through Friday this week and Monday and Tuesday next week).  Flaggers will direct traffic on a single lane during this work.

Hwy. 43 weekday 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

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Sellwood Bridge Field Work Update for June 2

Building form for Bent 2 pier cap on west side

Building form for Bent 2 pier cap on west side

Field Work Update - June 2, 2014

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Hwy. 43 weekday 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 works on retaining walls. A northbound lane is closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. north of the bridge during excavation and ground anchor installation for the retaining walls.

Fiber Optic Night Work: A contractor will work at night June 3 and 4 (Tuesday and Wednesday), installing a fiber optic line along Hwy. 43 near the bridge.  The inside southbound lane will be closed during this work, which is not related to the Sellwood Bridge project.

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