Traffic Lanes Moving On Morrison Bridge

Traffic lanes will shift from the south to the north side of the Morrison Bridge the afternoon of Thursday, September 7, as a contractor prepares to remove the last section of deck on the lift span. After the change there will still be only one open lane across the bridge in each direction. The change will allow the contractor to remove the old deck from the south half of the lift span's west leaf.

The multi-use path on the south side of the bridge will close on Friday morning, September 8, and remain closed for several weeks as crews remove the deck under a portion of the path and install the new steel deck. Pedestrians can use the north sidewalk on the bridge. Because the sidewalk requires the use of stairs, bicyclists and people who use mobility devices should use alternate bridges such as the Hawthorne and Burnside bridges.

A complete Morrison Bridge closure of up to two weeks is planned to begin in late September, when concrete will be poured for the west leaf of the lift span. All six traffic lanes of the bridge are scheduled to be open when construction is completed in late October.

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