(Feb. 3, 2016) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that work on the SE 122nd Avenue Bridge over Johnson Creek will keep the span closed to motor vehicle traffic for about four weeks. The bridge sidewalk will remain open for biking and walking.
Travelers in the area should use alternate routes to travel between SE Foster Road and SE Flavel Street.
Local access will be maintained south of SE Foster Road and North of SE Flavel for residents and businesses. Access to the Leach Botanical Garden, located next to the bridge, will also be maintained.
PBOT crews were inspecting the bridge this week, in the aftermath of several winter rainstorms that had flooded the area and scoured some sections of bridge supports. The inspections revealed damage that requires immediate repair.
PBOT crews are posting two detour routes.
Alternate Route 1 SE 110th/112th:
Southbound traffic will be detoured west at SE Foster Rd to southbound on SE 110th Dr/SE 112th Ave to SE Flavel St and eastbound back to SE 122nd Ave. Northbound traffic will be detoured at SE Flavel St west to SE 112th Ave/SE 110th Dr, then east on SE Foster Rd, back to SE 122nd Ave.
Alternate Route 2, SE 134th/Deardorff Road:
Southbound traffic will be detoured east at SE Foster Rd to southbound on SE 134th Ave/SE Deardorff Road to SE Flavel St and westbound back to SE 122nd Ave. Northbound traffic will be detoured at SE Flavel St east to Deardorff Road/ SE 134th Ave and west on SE Foster Rd, back to SE 122nd Ave.
The traveling public is advised to travel cautiously, observe the closure signage and directions by reader boards and detour signage.
This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.
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