From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274
Travelers crossing the Carver Bridge over the Clackamas River will have a clear path, with no traffic cones and all lanes open, by the end of November.
Problems with a waterline had halted final work on the new bridge, but now work has resumed on the waterline on the north and south approaches to the bridge. This work, in-ground work, and reconstructing/paving and striping will be completed in the next few weeks, and all lanes should be open by Nov. 30.
There will be additional work on the pipeline under the main portion of the bridge this winter, weather permitting. That construction will result in occasional closures of one lane, but the bridge will remain open.
Design work has also resumed on the project to install a traffic signal at the Highway 224/Springwater Road intersection on the north side of the bridge, with exploratory drilling in November. With a number of challenging design issues to resolve, installation of the new traffic signal may take place before the end of 2017.
For more information, members of the media may contact Stan Monte at 503-742-4678.