Sellwood Bridge Update- Major Westside traffic change

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The existing Sellwood Bridge is open and running smoothly, but the NEW Bridge opening is still a way off.  If you just can’t wait, though, you can drive on part of it TODAY!  The press release below was a in advance of the big change, but tells you all you need to know…

Nov 12, 2015-  “The contractor is preparing for a major traffic change this month when the northbound lane of Hwy. 43 will shift onto the new interchange ramps and the southbound through lane will be routed under the new bridge (see article on project website).  In the new stage, southbound traffic will use the right outside lane (not the left lane used now) to access the bridge. The left lane will be for through traffic. The southbound TriMet bus stop by the cemetery will close on Nov. 16 and not reopen until summer 2016. Shifting the traffic will create space for the contractor to build the second through lane under the bridge. The tentative date for the traffic change isTuesday, Nov. 17, weather permitting. An email will be sent to our project list and posted to the project website when the date is confirmed.”

And here is how the new traffic will flow, temporarily, on the west side…

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As always, Multnomah County maintains the definitive website on everything related to the Sellwood Bridge Replacement project, www.sellwoodbridge.org.  Construction and closure alerts, archived information, and other resources are all available 24/7 for your convenience.  If you’re looking for something that’s not on the website, you can contact Mike Pullen (mike.j.pullen@multco.us503-209-4111) or visit www.sellwoodbridge.org.

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