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Traffic changes at SE Tacoma and SE 6th August 3 - 7

This news release is available online.


Release: July 31, 2015

Contact: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111,

Traffic changes at SE Tacoma and SE 6th August 3 - 7

Construction at the intersection of SE Tacoma Street and SE 6th Avenue from August 3 – 7 will lead to temporary traffic changes for drivers that week. From 10 am on Monday, August 3 until late afternoon on Friday, August 7, no left turns will be permitted at the intersection, due to grading and paving work in the middle of the intersection. Traffic on 6th Ave. will be unable to cross Tacoma St. during the week.

Left turns and north/south movements can be made at intersections east of 6th Ave.

The intersection is being rebuilt as part of the Sellwood Bridge replacement project to line up with the new bridge. The intersection will include a traffic signal and left turn lanes for Tacoma traffic.

On Monday, August 3, crews will move concrete barriers near the intersection starting at 3 am to prepare for asphalt grinding starting at 7 am.

Multnomah County is the lead agency for the Sellwood Bridge project. The City of Portland, which is a project partner, will maintain the new intersection and signal. For more information, visit

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Note: An architect's rendering of the completed 6th & Tacoma intersection is attached.

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