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Willamette River Crossing construction updates

Capital Improvement Project
Engineering And Design
The Willamette River Crossing project is currently in the design and exploration phase. We completed a geotechnical probe in August 2020 and additional geotechnical exploration from January to March 2021. Our contractor is now developing a new proposal for the best way to cross the river.
2016 through 2024
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In August 2020, we finished work with our geotechnical probe, or geoprobe. 

Based on information gathered from the geoprobe, we learned that we needed to explore alternate drilling technologies and alignments. To support that effort, the contractor performed additional geotechnical drilling and sampling in the Willamette River and nearby on the east and west sides of the river in early 2021. The team analyzed that information and is developing a proposal for the best tunneling technology and route to cross the Willamette River. 

If you know people who live in, work in, or travel through the area, please inform them about this project:

West-side activities

Upcoming work

Work at 1720 SW Naito Parkway 

You may see workers in and near the parking lot at 1720 SW Naito Parkway. We’re temporarily sharing this site with the Bureau of Transportation while they work on the SW Naito Parkway Improvement Project, I-405 to Jefferson.  

An illustrated map showing the construction location at 1720 SW Naito Parkway between S Harrison and SW Market

Parking lot and stairway closure

Map showing the ADA accessible path to the south of the construction site at 1720 SW Naito Parkway to be used while the staircase at S Montgomery Street is closed..

The parking lot and stairway at Southwest Naito Parkway between Southwest Harrison Street and Southwest Market Street are closed to the public for the duration of the project. Use the ADA-accessible ramp on the south end of the parking lot as a detour.

East-side activities

East-side Connection Update

Map showing worksites along SE Stephens and SE Harrison between 7th and 11th Avenues, and on SE 7th Avenue between Stephens and Harrison Streets.

In 2022 we expect to work along Southeast 7th Avenue and along Southeast Harrison Street between Southeast 7th and 11th Avenues to connect the new underground pipe to the existing water system. As this will affect traffic, parking, and driveway access in the area, we’re working with local businesses and residents now to plan for their access needs.



WRX Project Team

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