UPDATED on 10/28: Traffic update for Sellwood Bridge, Hwy 43, and surrounding trails
October 28, 2013
New Cemetery Driveway: The contractor will be paving (weather permitting) the new access to the cemetery between Tuesday and Friday of this week (Oct. 28 to Nov. 1). 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 Thursday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.
October 28 update: The cemetery trail will be closed bike and pedestrians on Thursday, Oct. 31 – previously listed as Wednesday, Oct. 30.