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Marine Drive closure during Sunday morning triathlon

NE Marine Drive will be closed between NE Sundial Road and NE 33rd Avenue from 7:30 am until 11:30 am on Sunday, July 31 during the Midsummer Triathlon. Blue Lake Road will also be closed between NE Marine Drive and Blue Lake Park during the event.

Below is a corrected version of a news release that was sent to you earlier today. Corrected text is in bold. The corrected news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: July 27, 2016

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

Marine Drive closure during Sunday triathlon

NE Marine Drive will be closed between NE Sundial Road and NE 33rd Avenue from 7:30 am until 11:30 am on Sunday, July 31 during the Midsummer Triathlon. Blue Lake Road will also be closed between NE Marine Drive and Blue Lake Park during the event.

Through traffic should use alternate routes such as NE Sandy Blvd. or Interstate 84 to Interstate 5. Access to Marine Drive will be maintained for local residents and emergency vehicles at all times.

Multnomah County maintains NE Marine Drive east of NE Interlachen Lane. The western portions are maintained by the cities of Gresham and Portland. For county road information, visit www.multco.us/roads. For triathlon information, visit www.whyracingevents.com/event/876/.

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

Traffic Alert -- Sellwood Bridge closed July 28-31 for paving

The Sellwood Bridge will be closed to all traffic modes from 6 am on Thursday, July 28 until 6 am on Sunday, July 31 to allow a contractor to pave the east approach and the interchange ramps and through lanes of Highway 43 at the west end of the bridge.

This news release is available online. New (earlier) reopening time is in Bold.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: July 27, 2016

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

Sellwood Bridge closed July 28-31 for paving

The Sellwood Bridge will be closed to all traffic modes from 6 am on Thursday, July 28 until 6 am on Sunday, July 31 to allow a contractor to pave the east approach and the interchange ramps and through lanes of Highway 43 at the west end of the bridge. (The bridge will open earlier on Sunday than previously reported, due to a new construction schedule.)

Highway 43 will remain open to two-way traffic at all times. The posted westbound detour routes during the closure 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.

The alternate routes for bicyclists and pedestrians are the Ross Island or Hawthorne bridges, via regional trails on either side of the river.

Highway 43 Lane Closures: In addition to the bridge closure, two lanes of Highway 43 will be closed near the bridge tonight, July 27 from 7 pm to 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.

Sellwood Bridge construction is scheduled to be complete in November 2016. For information, visit www.sellwoodbridge.org. Multnomah County is the lead agency for the project.

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

Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: July 25, 2016

Work continues on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,508 feet of aging sewer pipe. The work includes constructing 22 green street planters and planting trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce basement backups.

Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: July 25, 2016

Work continues on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,508 feet of aging sewer pipe. The work includes constructing 22 green street planters and planting trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce basement backups.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

Sewer construction on SE 11th Avenue from Powell Boulevard to Franklin Street is expected to continue until early next week

  • Crews are focused on remaining mainline sewer construction and replacing lateral sewer pipe connections to homes and businesses.

As soon as Wednesday, August 3, manhole construction will delay traffic on SE Milwaukie Avenue at SE Franklin Street for up to five days

  • During construction hours from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, crews will maintain one northbound lane and one southbound lane shared by motorists and bicycles.
  • Work is expected to take about four or five working days, but delays should be expected during work hours each day until repairs are complete.
  • All lanes will re-open to traffic after construction hours.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE UPDATES

Below is the estimated construction schedule for the next two weeks. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.

Week of July 25

  • SE 11th Avenue (Powell to Franklin) – manhole, mainline, and sewer lateral construction
  • SE Franklin Street (SE 11th to Milwaukie) – mainline sewer construction
  • SE Milwaukie Boulevard (at Franklin) – manhole sewer construction
  • Green street planter construction – all locations

Week of August 1

  • SE Franklin Street (SE 11th to Milwaukie) – mainline sewer construction
  • SE Milwaukie Boulevard (at Franklin) – manhole sewer construction
  • Green street planter construction – all locations

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/LowerPowell or contact Matt Gough at 503-823-5352 or matthew.gough@portlandoregon.gov.

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Matt

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

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Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

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Matt Gough

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000

Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-5352 l Cell Phone: 503-823-6622

Email: Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711