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Work on Carver Bridge includes new water line, completed bridge approaches and new traffic signal

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMLY LINDSTRAND - Clackamas County officials estimated that the work on Carver Bridge will be completed by the end of this year. Upcoming projects include a new water line, completed bridge approaches and a new traffic signal.

Clackamas County transportation officials say all work related to the Carver Bridge will likely be completed by the end of this year.

The scope of work includes a new water line, completed bridge approaches and a new traffic signal.

Clackamas River Water will install a water line under both of the bridge approaches and across the structure. They expect to have this project completed prior to the end of June, at which time county officials plan to begin work on the bridge approaches.

Design work is also being completed on a traffic signal for the Highway 224 and Springwater Road intersection on the north side of the bridge, and the Oregon Department of Transportation is completing technical work in preparation for the signal, which is expected to be installed this summer.

In addition to the work on Carver Bridge, repairs will also be made to the neighboring Springwater Road Bridge over Clear Creek. Sections of the Springwater Road Bridge will be repaired to create safer movement of vehicles and reduce impact on the bridge's structure.

County officials noted that delays pertaining to the Carver Bridge have been frustrating for area residents and visitors.

"Though the finished product will be a big improvement that will be with us for decades to come, we recognize that the process has been painful for our residents and travelers, and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused," said Mike Bezner, Clackamas County's Assistant Director of Transportation

More information about the Carver Bridge project is available at www.clackamas.us/engineering/carverbridge.html.

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