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Highway 43 bridge-paving work is scheduled to begin Monday.

A contractor with the Oregon Department of Transportation is preparing to pave and do bridge expansion joint repairs on two Highway 43 bridges: Oswego Creek Bridge and Riverside Canyon Creek Bridge.

Work on the two bridges will last about one month.

Work will begin Monday at Oswego Creek Bridge (just south of the McVey Avenue intersection in Lake Oswego). Motorists should expect lane closures during work hours, with flaggers on site to control traffic. Lane closures will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on southbound Highway 43, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on northbound Highway 43. There will be at least one lane of traffic open in both directions of Highway 43 at all times.

The contractor plans to start work on Riverside Canyon Bridge (near the intersection of S.W. Riverwood Road in the Riverdale area between Riverview Cemetery and Dunthorpe) on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Motorists should expect alternating single lane closures in both directions during work at Riverside Canyon Bridge. There will be at least one lane of traffic open in both directions of Highway 43 at all times.

Once paving is complete, the contractor will spend about five days at each bridge installing asphalt plug expansion joints to replace the existing expansion joints. The bridges will be striped once the contractor has completed its paving and joint work.

Work on both bridges is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 21. This work is weather dependent.