In November and December 2023, the project team will be test drilling near the Burnside Bridge to take soil samples. This is an important step before construction, to help engineers know what’s in the soil and how to best construct the safest and most structurally sound foundations.

All drilling locations are within 300 feet of the bridge. This work will require the use of large trucks and drilling equipment. At each location, work will be between one and four days. To minimize impacts to the traveling public, work will mostly be overnight from 6pm - 7am. Some daytime work may occur.  You may hear an idling drilling machine or truck nearby during that work. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic when needed.

The project team will be taking these steps to minimize noise impacts to neighbors:

  • All equipment will comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency noise standards.
  • The construction contractor will be required to use equipment as far away as possible from sensitive noise locations and shut off idling equipment.
  • Use equipment with sound control devices to reduce noise.
  • Reduce truck movements at night.
  • Use silent alarms instead of standard reverse signal beep alarms on vehicles at night.
  • Prohibit equipment with un-muffled exhausts.
  • Maintain a 24-hour telephone response line (503.988.4884) for noise complaints.
  • Attempt to address complaints within 24 hours or before the next scheduled night work.

The project team has obtained a noise variance permit to allow the contractor to do night work. 

Construction & Noise Hotline

If you have questions, you can reach the noise complaint hotline at 503.988.4884.

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