Some news from ODOT

Painting Begins on the Astoria-Megler Bridge

We have started installing containment equipment on the bridge to prepare for the upcoming painting and repairs.

During construction, plan for a single lane traffic with flaggers and up to 20 minute delays on weekdays.

Single lane closures will be allowed:

Daily, Monday through Thursday, between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

​Daily, Friday, between 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

​Most work will be done during the day in the hours listed above. However, when working on the southern portion of bridge that connects to U.S. 30, the contractor will be restricted to working at night, Sunday night through Friday morning, between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The Astoria-Megler Bridge is a multi-span bridge over four miles in length. The bridge was built back in 1966.​

Work includes:

Removing the original paint that may contain lead.
Painting under the bridge deck.
Repairing damaged steel.
Making other repairs as needed.
This work is necessary for the health and longevity of the bridge.

If you have questions, please contact:
Jayson Buchholz, Resident Engineer | Office: 503-325-4732 X12

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