Attention commuters: Lane closures on SW Barbur set to begin Tuesday morning

PORTLAND, Ore. – Crews held off a day on lane closures on a portion of Southwest Barbur Boulevard on Monday, and instead will begin them before Tuesday morning’s commute.

One lane of Barbur Boulevard will be closed 24 hours a day for about five months at Newbury and Vermont bridges south of the Southwest Capitol Highway ramp, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

ODOT says only one lane will be closed at a time.

Crews will be repairing the two 1934 bridges.

Two weekend closures of the southbound lanes have also been delayed. ODOT did not provide new dates for those closures.

Below is what crews will work to fix or replace:

  • Replace the wooden caps on the Vermont Street Bridge with steel to prevent future cracking and rotting.
  • Remove and replace the concrete around the 29 joints that cross the decks of both bridges.
  • Grind and repave the decks of both bridges.
  • Install taller pedestrian/bicycle safety railing on both bridges.
  • Repair walkways, ramps and curbs on both bridges.

You can get project updates here: www.barburbridges.org