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Sellwood Bridge traffic delays during March 9 - 11 arch work

Sellwood Bridge traffic will be delayed at times March 9 – 11 during installation of heavy steel arch segments for the east span of the new bridge. Bridge users can avoid delays by using alternate routes during the work.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: March 6, 2015

Contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Sellwood Bridge traffic delays during

March 9 – 11 arch erection

Sellwood Bridge traffic will be delayed at times March 9 – 11 during installation of heavy steel arch segments for the east span of the new bridge. Bridge users can avoid delays by using alternate routes during the work.

From Monday, March 9 to Wednesday, March 11 the bridge contractor will install steel segments weighing up to 300,000 pounds for the east arch. The east end of the detour bridge is very close to the construction zone where a crane will install the arch segments. For safety, motor vehicle and sidewalk traffic on the detour bridge will be stopped at times during the arch installation. Traffic may be held as long as 20 minutes during these times:

  • Monday, March 9 from 12 noon to 4 pm
  • Tuesday, March 10 from 9 am to 12 noon
  • Wednesday, March 11 from 9 am to 4 pm

Highway 43 will remain open to two-way traffic at all times. Here are alternate routes bridge users may use:

Motor Vehicles: Alternate routes for westbound traffic are:

  • Northbound: Hwy. 99E (McLoughlin Blvd.) to Ross Island Bridge to Hwy. 43
  • Southbound: Hwy. 99E to Interstate 205 (Abernethy Bridge at Oregon City) to Hwy. 43
  • Eastbound routes are the reverse.

Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Bicyclists and pedestrians may prefer the Hawthorne Bridge for the northern detour. The Hawthorne Bridge can be accessed from the Sellwood area from the Springwater Trail.

The Sellwood Bridge is normally open during construction. The new bridge is scheduled to open in early 2016 and the entire project will be completed in late 2016. For project information, visit www.sellwoodbridge.org.

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Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter | facebook

Sewer repair to close lanes on N Marine Drive at the Leadbetter Loop March 6 to 9

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Marine Drive between the North Leadbetter Road loop from March 6 to March 9, all hours, all days.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Sewer repair to close lanes on N Marine Drive at the Leadbetter Loop March 6 to 9

(March 6 2015) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Marine Drive between the North Leadbetter Road loop from March 6 to March 9, all hours, all days.

The westbound right lane on N Marine Drive will be closed as will the eastbound right lane. The turn lane on N Marine Drive westbound into N Leadbetter Road will be closed, however the road will be accessible from the west end intersection.

The lane closures will allow crews to conduct sewer repairs. The lanes are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, March 10.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions, and use alternate routes if possible. Access will be maintained for businesses during the project.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

Nominate a community service hero for Multnomah County's Volunteer Hall of Fame

Who is that person you see and shake your head when you think about how their amazing community service has benefited our community? Honor their commitment by nominating them for the county's Volunteer Hall of Fame as MultCo’s outstanding citizen volunteer (aka the Gladys McCoy Award)! The award is presented annually by the MultCo Citizen Involvement Committee.

Nominate a community service hero for Multnomah County's Volunteer Hall of Fame

Who is that person you see and shake your head when you think about how their amazing community service has benefited our community? Honor their commitment by nominating them for the county's Volunteer Hall of Fame as MultCo’s outstanding citizen volunteer (aka the Gladys McCoy Award)! The award is presented annually by the MultCo Citizen Involvement Committee. The winner will be honored by county officials at its annual volunteer awards ceremony, and their name will appear on a plaque on permanent public display in the county boardroom.

Nominees should have made a difference in one or more issues important to former Chair McCoy (below) including: civil rights, affirmative action, community, youth and family, local government, environment, or education.

Learn more and submit an online nomination form at goo.gl/mJiPes or contact us at (503) 988-3450 to obtain a paper form. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, March 22.

Robb Wolfson, Citizen Involvement Coordinator
Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement
503-988-3450 | robb.wolfson@multco.us
Multnomah County Building | 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Room 192 | Portland, OR 97214

Winter paving to close lanes on NW Front Avenue from NW 61st to NW Kittridge avenues March 7 and 8

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures in industrial Northwest Portland this weekend. The lane closures will be in effect on NW Front Avenue from NW 61st Avenue to NW Kittridge Avenue Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Diane Dulken 503-823-5552

diane.dulken@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Twitter @PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Winter paving to close lanes on NW Front Avenue

from NW 61st to NW Kittridge avenues March 7 and 8

(March 5 2015) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures in industrial Northwest Portland this weekend. The lane closures will be in effect on NW Front Avenue from NW 61st Avenue to NW Kittridge Avenue Saturday, March 7and Sunday, March 8, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day.

The Kittridge Bridge will be closed on Sunday from 7 a.m. thru 3 p.m. A detour will be in place on NW 26th Avenue.

The lane closures will allow crews to pave 3.33 lane miles. The weekend was chosen for this work to minimize disruption to businesses in this heavily industrial area.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. Access will be maintained for businesses during the project.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

ONI Diversity and Civic Leadership Program report - Public comment & discussion, Monday, March 9

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invites you to join us at our next monthly Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting, Monday, March 9 to share your feedback on the recently released report on the City’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Program and your ideas on the future of the program.

Engaging for Equity: A report on Portland’s Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) Program 2007-2013

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invites you to join us at our next monthly Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting to share your feedback on the recently released report on the City’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Program and your ideas on the future of the program.


Public comment and discussion

Monday, March 9, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
ONI Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting
Portland Building, Room C, 2nd Fl., 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland

Dinner provided at 5:30 PM. Public comments and discussion beginning at 6 PM.


Where to find the report

Review and provide input on this new report - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/DCLreport - documenting the accomplishments and lessons learned from this groundbreaking program focused on strengthening the City's engagement, livability, organizational capacity, and self-empowerment for Portland's communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities.

How your comments and ideas will be used

With the publication of this report, ONI will facilitate a community discussion in 2015 to receive input on the continued development and potential expansion of the Diversity and Civic Leadership program. This conversation will occur simultaneously with a broader discussion about funding equity for ONI’s community engagement programs taking place with ONI’s Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC).

ONI’s goals for the community conversation include:

  1. Recognize and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our community partner organizations;  

  2. Gather community input to help inform deliberations of the ONI BAC and City Council on the future of the DCL program, including equitable funding, potential expansion, and making it a permanent component of the City’s civic engagement strategy.

Meetings for the ONI BAC are 2nd Mondays each month, 5:30 PM, City Hall, Lovejoy Room, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Next meetings are Monday, April 13, May 11, and June 8, 2015. You’re welcome to join these meetings as well, provide comments, and join the conversation.


Other opportunities to share your feedback and ideas

ONI invites your comments on the future of the DCL program. Comments are due by Tuesday, March 31, 2015. You can participate and provide input on the report, the above questions and any other ideas or questions in the following ways:


ONLINE

Provide your comments online. You’ll need to set-up a Portlandoregon.gov account in order to access the online form. Go to: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/DCLinput

EMAIL

Provide your comment via email at: DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov

IN WRITING

Provide your comments via USPS mail addressed to:
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Attn: DCLinput
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110
Portland, OR 97204

INVITE US TO YOUR GROUP MEETING TO DISCUSS

If you would like us to come to your group meeting to discuss we will do our best to make that happen. Please contact Jeri Williams, Diversity and Civic Leadership Program Coordinator at 503-823-5827, or DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov


ADA AND LANGUAGE ACCOMMODATIONS

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities and provide language translation for persons with limited or no English. Call Jeri Williams at 503-823-5827, TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service at 503-735-2900 with requests or visit:

www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/CivilRights or www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/ADA

QUESTIONS

For questions please contact Jeri Williams, Diversity and Civic Leadership Program Coordinator at 503-823-5827, or DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov