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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Construction Updates

Current Work (Updated 9/30/16)

OHSU contractors have constructed a haul road and a contractor access road under the Marquam Bridge that allows OHSU, PBOT and their respective contractors to access the Bond Avenue and Knight Cancer Research Building construction sites. Parking lots on the south side of SW River Parkway will remain open, though flaggers may occasionally be on site to direct traffic here. Users of the parking lots are advised to be aware of truck traffic and exercise extra caution.

Anticipated Work 

Starting in late October and through the end of 2016, workers will be removing contaminated soil in locations where SW Bond Avenue Phase 1 will be built. This work will be performed by OHSU contractors and overseen by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Increased truck traffic can be expected on SW River Parkway in the RiverPlace area, but no closures are planned.

Starting in January 2017 PBOT contractor will begin constructing retaining walls and placing fill dirt for elevated portions for SW Bond Avenue. Fill must be applied in layers and allowed to settle over a period of eight months to one year in order to minimize the risk of future road settlement. This process is known as surcharge or pre-consolidation. In summer 2017, the area under the Marquam Bridge will have contaminated soil removed and replaced with clean fill.

Major road construction will take place in 2018 and is scheduled for completion in October 2018. This page will be updated periodically as construction progresses.