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Washington Park Traffic Advisory - SW Sherwood Boulevard, SW Sacajawea, SW Lewis and Clark Circle

Traffic Advisory

Between Sunday, Jan. 10, and Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 the Water Bureau will remove a tower crane from the Washington Park Reservoir worksite. The Park's SW Park Pl. entrance will be closed, SW Sherwood Blvd. and SW Sacajawea Blvd. will be closed, and traffic will be reversed on SW Lewis and Clark Cir.

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Between Sunday, Jan. 10, and Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 the Water Bureau will remove a tower crane from the Washington Park Reservoir worksite. The Park's SW Park Place entrance will be closed (exit will be allowed), SW Sherwood and SW Sacajawea Boulevards will be closed, and traffic will be reversed on SW Lewis and Clark Circle.

  • Southwest Sacajawea Boulevard between Southwest Park Place and Southwest Rose Garden Way, and Southwest Sherwood Boulevard between Southwest Sacajawea Boulevard and Southwest Kingston Drive will be closed to all traffic.
  • Traffic flow along Southwest Lewis Clark Circle will be reversed to allow traffic to exit Washington Park via Southwest Park Place via Southwest Washington Way. There will be no entrance to vehicles via Southwest Park Place.

This closure applies to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.

Local residents and visitors to the park should expect delays, watch for signs, plan extra time for trips, and consider alternate routes and modes of transportation to get to destinations.

Map showing the closure of SW Sherwood Blvd. and SW Sacajawea Blvd., as well as the traffic reversal on SW Lewis and Clark Circle and SW Washington Way.

Time frame and truck route

The tower crane will be dismantled into smaller parts by two smaller mobile cranes. Removal of the different crane parts via tractor trailer will require several trips.

  • SW Sacajawea Boulevard and SW Sherwood Boulevard will be closed shortly after noon on Sunday, Jan. 10 and is expected to open no later than 7 a.m. Friday, Jan 15.
  • Tractor trailers will begin arriving at approximately 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11. The mobile cranes that are used to dismantle the tower crane will arrive early to Jan. 11 to allow for orientation and for the operators to set up.
  • Trucks will arrive at the site on Jan. 11 via SW Park Place to SW Lewis and Clark Circle and back into place on SW Sacajawea Boulevard. (See map.)
  • Trucks will exit the park via SW Sacajawea Boulevard or SW Lewis and Clark Circle with flagger assistance.

What to expect

Vehicular traffic

  • Southwest Park Place will be open for exit from via Southwest Lewis Clark Circle.
  • Southwest Sacajawea Boulevard will be closed, closing park entrance via Southwest Park Place.

Intermittent delays

  • Expect traffic delays on Southwest Lewis and Clark Circle as trucks maneuver into position.

Multi-use shared path and Madison Trail

  • The designated path separating pedestrians and cyclists from vehicles on SW Lewis and Clark Circle will remain open in both directions for travel into and out of the park.
  • Travelers will be detoured along a multi-use path that connects between SW Lewis and Clark Circle and SW Wright Avenue.
  • Cyclists will be required to walk bicycles on the path.
  • Madison Trail will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

About the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project

The Portland Water Bureau is replacing reservoirs that have served the city since 1894 with a new 12.4-million-gallon, seismically reinforced underground reservoir. When completed, this project will supply water to Portland’s west side and serve more than 360,000 people, including all downtown businesses and residents, twenty schools, five hospital complexes, and more than sixty parks. Learn more at portland.gov/water/WPReservoirs.