Portland Wednesday Traffic: Steel Girder Delivery Slows Travel On Beaverton-Hillsdale Freeway
Crews delivering and unloading an oversized load of 100-foot steel beams will slow travelers on the southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale road and Capitol road near Bertha Boulevard for most of the day on Wednesday.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s plan to build the Red Electric Bridge in southwest Portland will require lane closures and delays throughout the project, which is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022.
Drivers should expect temporary delays and lane closures on the Beaverton-Hillsdale Freeway and Southwest Capitol Freeway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29.
Travelers, including cyclists and pedestrians, should observe all directions using temporary traffic lights and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.
The Red Electric Bridge includes a 10-foot-wide trail from the intersection of Southwest Bertha Boulevard and the Beaverton-Hillsdale Freeway, heading south over a ravine on a 12-foot bridge. wide where it will cross the SW Capitol Highway.
The bridge project will also build new lighting, update guardrails along the Beaverton-Hillsdale Freeway, and add ADA curb ramps, pedestrian and bicycle lanes, improved grading and grading. drainage, construct retaining walls and a new stormwater installation, and plant new trees and vegetation in and around the new bridge. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022.
Learn more about the project here: portland.gov/transportation/news
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