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Morrison Bridge closed Sunday for lift span work

The Morrison Bridge will be closed to traffic on Sunday, February 1 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

This news release is available online.

NEWS RELEASE

Release: January 28, 2015

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

Morrison Bridge closed Sunday for lift span work

The Morrison Bridge will be closed to traffic on Sunday, February 1 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

The on and off-ramps from the bridge to I-5 and I-84 will be closed. While the I-5 southbound City Center/Morrison Bridge off-ramp (exit 300) will be closed, the I-5 southbound ramp to Highway 99E/U.S. 26 will remain open. Motorists can access I-5 north at N.E. Broadway and N. Williams Avenue and enter I-84 eastbound at N.E. Grand Avenue and N.E. Everett Street. Onramps to the bridge will be closed at S.E. Grand Avenue and S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. During the closure, TriMet’s 15-Belmont line will use the Burnside Bridge in both directions.

To access downtown Portland from the freeways during the closure, I-5 southbound drivers can exit at the Rose Quarter/Broadway Bridge and I-84 westbound drivers can exit at Rose Quarter/Weidler exits.

The lift span will be in the open position during the morning. The bridge sidewalks are expected to reopen to pedestrians and bicyclists some time Sunday afternoon.

The right westbound lane that was closed in January for repairs will remain closed after Sunday, as crews continue to repair cracks in the deck.

Multnomah County maintains six Willamette River bridges and 300 miles of roads. For more information, visit www.multco.us/bridges.

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

Multnomah County seeks members for the Columbia River Gorge Commission and the Charter Committee

For residents interested in civic involvement, Multnomah County is currently seeking representatives to serve on either the Columbia River Gorge Commission or the Charter Committee. Keep reading to learn more about the work of these two groups and for information on how residents can get involved.

For residents interested in civic involvement, Multnomah County is currently seeking representatives to serve on either the Columbia River Gorge Commission or the Charter Committee. Keep reading to learn more about the work of these two groups and for information on how residents can get involved.

Columbia River Gorge Commission

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Serve as Multnomah County’s representative to the Columbia River Gorge Commission and help enhance the scenic, natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Columbia River Gorge.

Commissioners serve four-year terms and in addition to helping protect the Columbia River Gorge, encourage growth within existing urban areas of the gorge.

Please submit an interest form, along with your resume by Monday, Feb. 16.

More about the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

Charter Review Committee

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Passionate about local government? The Charter Review Committee is seeking new members to help review the Multnomah County Charter. The charter is our local version of a constitution, and essentially dictates the structure of Multnomah County government.

The Charter Review Committee has the ability to suggest revisions to the charter, which are then accepted or rejected by the voters of Multnomah County.

The Charter Review Committee meets on a monthly basis and members serve for about one year, starting on Aug. 30, 2015 and ending in the fall of 2016.

Please submit an interest form and copy of your resume by Monday, April 27.

More about the Charter Review Committee.

Contact:

Aaron Ridings, Policy Advisor

Office of Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury

Office: 503-988-8428

aaron.m.ridings@multco.us

Temporary Fanno Creek Trail Closure

On Monday, February 9, Environmental Services will close a portion of the Fanno Creek Trail at SW 84th Avenue (see map below) for several days in order to locate and measure a section of the Fanno Pressure Sewer. The trail will close again later in the year at the same location to allow work crews to connect the pressure sewer to the new pump station.

SW 86th Avenue Pump Station

Temporary Fanno Creek Trail Closure

JANUARY 23, 2015

CONTACT: Debbie Caselton, 503-823-2831
Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov

On Monday, February 9, Environmental Services will close a portion of the Fanno Creek Trail at SW 84th Avenue (see map below) for several days in order to locate and measure a section of the Fanno Pressure Sewer. The trail will close again later in the year at the same location to allow work crews to connect the pressure sewer to the new pump station.

When the SW 86th Avenue Pump Station is complete at the end of 2015, it will increase the capacity of the Fanno Basin Sewer System to ensure that the system can handle all wastewater flows during large rain storms. It will protect public health and the health of the Fanno Creek Watershed.

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https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/516298

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach and Information

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov.