morrison bridge project

More details on Morrison Bridge bike improvements: Construction starts next week

Avatar by on March 20th, 2009 at 10:55 am

The (very) long-awaited bike and pedestrian improvements to the Morrison Bridge will begin construction next week.

In the plans are a 15-foot wide shared path that will be added (only) to the south side of the bridge (it will be a two-way facility), from SW Alder Street to SW Naito Parkway on west side and SE Water Ave. on the east side. This $1.9 million project will vastly improve biking conditions on this bridge. Currently, the Morrison has only five-foot sidewalks (even narrower at pinch points) on each side. [Read more…]

Finally! New Morrison Bridge bikeway coming soon

Avatar by on February 5th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Cross-section detail of new bike/ped
improvements on Morrison Bridge.
(Currently, there is only a 5-foot sidewalk.)

An estimated $3.2 million project to improve the bike and pedestrian facilities on the Morrison Bridge — that was first identified in 1994 (yes, 1994) — is finally set for construction.

Today I confirmed with Multnomah County (they own the bridge) spokesman Michael Pullen that the contractor on the project has just received “a notice to proceed” with construction. Pullen says signs about the project should go up next month, construction will begin in March, and the entire project should be completed by the end of this year.[Read more…]