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Citizen committee to present Sellwood Bridge type recommendation
Mike Pullen, Public Affairs Office, 503-988-6804, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Advisory Committee for the Sellwood Bridge Project will discuss their recommended structure type for the new bridge with a group of elected and appointed officials from the region on Monday, October 25 at 5:40 pm. The meeting will be in the first floor conference room of David Evans and Associates at 2100 SW River Parkway in Portland. Free parking is available in the overflow lot at the end of 2100 SW River Parkway.
The advisory committee includes local residents representing different stakeholder groups. Members represent associations for neighborhoods, businesses, bridge neighbors, transportation modes that use the bridge, river users, and design professionals. After a series of meetings that began in April, the committee this month recommended a steel deck arch structure type for the new bridge.
The citizen committee will present their recommendation to the Public Stakeholder Committee (PSC), which includes officials from jurisdictions with an interest in the project. The PSC will consider the recommendation of the citizen committee and other public input before making their own recommendation on the bridge structure type to Multnomah County’s Board of County Commissioners. Multnomah County’s Board will make the final decision on the bridge type this fall. Selecting the structure type is the first milestone of the design phase.
In addition to the bridge type recommendation, the citizen committee will recommend desired attributes for several other project components, including:
- Storm water facilities
- A rock cut on the westside slope along Highway 43
- A crossing of Stephens Creek north of the bridge on the west side
- The location of a regional trail on the west side
The meeting is open to the public and will include opportunities to provide written comments only. Time for oral public comments will be included on the agenda when the PSC meets this fall to recommend a bridge type.
Multnomah County maintains the Sellwood Bridge and 300 miles of roads and bridges. For project information, visit www.sellwoodbridge.org.