* Mack's Canyon-Lower Deschutes River, Sherman County
Construction of a new concrete ramp and expanded parking will begin spring/summer of 2014. The expanded parking portion of the construciton will take place in late spring early summer with the ramp being placed in late summer. Exact dates will be posted on the online Boating Facility Guide and social media. This boating facility will remain open during construction. for questions about this proejct, or about this facility contact Bureau of Land Management at 541-416-6700.
* Morgan Park-Siletz River, Lincoln County
Construction of a new concrete ramp, installation of a new vault toilet and expanded parking will begin mid June of 2014. The anticipated completion of this project is end of August. The facility will be closed during construction. Updates will be posted on twitter and facebook as well as our Boating Facility Guide. For questions abou this proejct or about this boating facility contact Lincoln County at 541-574-1215
* New Aluminum Boarding Floats at 3 Boating Facilities-
John Day Ramp-John Day River, Clatsop County for questions call 503-325-6452
Rogers Landing-Willamette River, Yamhill County for questions call 503-434-7513
Port of Garibaldi-Tillamook Bay, Tillamook County for questions call 503-322-3292
- New boarding floats are expected to be installed by the end of 2014. The new aluminum floats will hold up better that untreated wood or treated wood which the regulatroy agencies no longer allow for in water use. Notice of the exact dates for installation will be posted on our online Boating Facility Guide and our social media sites. If you have quesitons about the specific sites please contact the associated number listed.
Slow-No-Wake Zone Between Marquam and Ross Island Bridges in Portland
UPDATED -October 7, 2013
A paddler witnessed a crane load of rebar failing into the water toward the main channel where the span construction is happening. Some of the rebar disbanded. It is not known if the rebar will be recovered immediately. Boaters -be safe, and avoid the construction zone if at all possible.
Construction began on the deck of the new Trimet Bridge across the Willamette River, RM 13.8. The selected construction methodology will employ the use of "form-travelers" to build the decking for the TriMet Willamette River Bridge. The form travelers will be built starting at the bridge piers (towers) and be incrementally stepped to extend across and above the navigation channel. During this phase of construction, a navigation channel will be maintained for vessels to pass through the construction zone. Boaters are advised to use caution while transiting the area as there will be construction equipment and personnel working above the navigation channel. This phase of construction is expected to continue until approximately June 15, 2014.
Construction on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge requires a slow-no-wake zone for safety, and went into effect on June 15. Construction barges are being positioned on the Willamette River between the Marquam and Ross Island Bridges. Construction began on July 1, 2011.
The safety zones are:
- Bank-to-bank, slow-no-wake 500 feet upstream and downstream from the bridge project and effective from June 15, 2011 through September 2014.
- An exclusion zone under the work bridge trestles and under the swing radius of the cranes.