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Region 1 Bridge Screening and Rail Retrofit

Construction Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Various Cities, Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington)


​​​​​​​ODOT will install bridge screening on twelve bridges and new railings on four bridges over highways around Region 1​​

Impacts

Traffic Impact

We will have more information about traffic impacts for each bridge location closer to construction. Typical traffic impacts at each bridge site will include lane closures in one direction at a time. We will only work on one side of each bridge at a time to maintain two-way traffic. There will be accessible detours for pedestrians. Where bridges have bike lanes, bikes will share the road with cars during construction.

Construction Impacts

Nighttime work is necessary for this project to keep daytime traffic flowing particularly on the highways beneath the bridges. Residents near each bridge may hear some nighttime noise including backup alarms and noise from construction trucks and heavy equipment, such as generators, concrete saws, trucks, forklifts, jackhammers and power tools. 

To share nighttime noise concerns, please call the 24/7 noise hotline for this project at 503-412-2349.

Schedule

Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2021 and continue through early 2022. We will update this page as each bridge site gets scheduled. The weekly schedule is subject to change. For the most accurate traffic impacts on a highway near you, visit www.TripCheck.com.

UPDATE: January 2022

Lombard Street bridge over I-5 work begins in January

There will be a 24/7 right lane closure on the N Lombad Street (U.S. 30 Bypass) bridge over I-5 in North Portland beginning this month. Crews will be working on the bridge during daytime or nighttime hours, but the lane closure will remain in place around the clock to create a barrier for safety because crews have to remove the existing bridge rail to install the new rail.

Travelers can expect periodic delays on Lombardas well as some nighttime lane closures on I-5 underneath Lombard. There will still be access for pedestrians while the sidewalk is closed. 


Details

About

​The Oregon Department of Transportation is preparing to install new bridge screening on twelve bridges and new railings on four of those bridges across Region 1. This project will meet legislative requirements and bring the bridge screenings and rails up to current safety requirements. We will also install an ornamental railing over a fifth bridge in Hillsboro.

Each of the twelve bridges spans above an ODOT highway but the bridges and the streets that run over them are owned various jurisdictions including ODOT and local city or county agencies. We are working closely with our partners at the City of Portland, City of Tigard, City of Lake Oswego, City of Milwaukie, Clackamas County and the City of Hillsboro as we plan for these improvements.

A bridge screen is a protective fence that will improve safety on our highways by preventing fallen and thrown objects from hitting people, vehicles or the highway below.

The new railings will be installed on bridges that already have rails which are not up to current safety standards.
Pedestrian fencing bolted to the side of a bridge over a highway.
Above: An example of bridge screening that was installed on a previous ODOT project on I-5.

Site 1: U.S. 26 Ross Island Bridge
Coming soon
This site includes new screening on the east end of the Ross Island Bridge over the railroad tracks and the Springwater Corridor in Portland. Expect nighttime right lane closures in both directions on the east end of the Ross Island Bridge over the Springwater Corridor. People biking, walking and rolling on the Springwater Corridor may get temporarily stopped by flaggers under the bridge to ensure safety while construction happens overhead.

Site 2: NW Helvetia Road over I-5
Coming soon
This site includes new screening and an ornamental railing on the NW Helvetia Road bridge over I-5 in Hillsboro.

Construction began in 2021, paused until later in 2022
This site includes new screening on the northbound OR 43 ramp over I-5 at the west end of the Ross Island Bridge near Zidell Yards in SW Portland. We will install protective screening only on the north side of this bridge.

COMPLETE
This site includes new screening and a rail retrofit on the N Lombard Street bridge over I-5 in Portland. Expect a 24/7 right lane closure on N Lombard Street for two months on one side of the bridge at a time and nighttime lane closures on I-5 underneath Lombard.

IN CONSTRUCTION NOW
This site includes new screening and a rail retrofit on the N Alberta Street bridge over I-5 in Portland. Expect a 24/7 right lane closure on Alberta Street for two months on one side of the bridge at a time and nighttime lane closures on I-5 underneath Alberta.​

IN CONSTRUCTION NOW 
This site includes new screening and a rail retrofit on the SE Washington Street bridge over I-205 in Portland. Expect a 24/7 lane closure for two months on one side of the bridge at a time and nighttime lane closures and intermittent ramp closures on I-205 underneath SE Washington Street.

COMPLETE
This site includes new screening and a rail retrofit on the Kruse Way bridge over I-5 in Lake Oswego. Expect a 24/7 right lane closure on Kruse Way for two months on one side of the bridge at a time and nighttime lane closures on I-5 underneath Kruse Way.

COMPLETE
This site includes new screening on the SE Lake Road bridge over OR 224 in Milwaukie. 

Construction began in 2021, paused until later in 2022
This site includes new screening on the NE 102nd Avenue bridge over several ramps of the I-84/I-205 interchange in Portland.

COMPLETE
This site includes new screening on the N Ainsworth Street bridge over I-5 in Portland.

COMPLETE
This site includes new screeening on a Union Pacific Railroad service road bridge over several ramps of the I-84/I-205 interchange in Portland.

Site 12: OR 212 over U.S. 26
COMPLETE
This site includes new screening on the OR 224/Clackamas Boring Highway/SE Compton Road bridge over U.S. 26 in Boring.

More information about construction and traffic impacts at each site will be available closer to construction.

Location

N/A | ​Twelve bridges over ODOT highways around Region 1

Cost and Funding

The estimated construction cost for this project is $4.8 million.

Benefits

The new protective fencing will improve safety by preventing fallen and thrown objects from hitting people, vehicles or the highway below. Installing railings on some bridges will bring the rails up to current standards.

Additional Information

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1. 

¿Habla usted español? Podemos proporcionar la información de esta publicación en español, por favor llame al 503-731-4128.​

Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Hope Estes
Email
Hope.Estes@odot.oregon.gov
Phone
971-375-8987

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Last Updated

4/15/2022 11:48 AM

Project Number

19918

Project Documents

Related documents to this project
K19918 fact sheet sites 11 and 9.pdfBridge Screening project flyer for two sites: the NE 102nd Avenue bridge over the I-205/I-84 interchange and the nearby railroad service bridge over the same interchange.
K19918 site 10 Ainsworth St fact sheet.pdfBridge Screening project flyer for N Ainsworth Street bridge over I-5.
K19918 fact sheet Site 8.pdfBridge Screening project flyer for Lake Road bridge over OR 224.
K19918 fact sheet site 6 Washington St.pdfBridge Screening project flyer for SE Washington Street bridge over I-205.
K19918 site 4 mailer Lombard over I-5.pdfBridge Screening project flyer for N Lombard Street (U.S. 30 Bypass) bridge over I-5.
K19918 site 5 mailer Alberta St over I-5.pdfBridge Screening project flyer for N Alberta Street bridge over I-5.
K19918 site 3 fact sheet OR 43.pdfBridge Screening project flyer for OR 43 northbound ramp over I-5 in South Portland.