Detour are scheduled for two-week period

HILLSDALE - The city of Portland's Bureau of Transportation will close Southwest Bertha Boulevard between Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Southwest Vermont Street beginning Tuesday, July 17 through Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to replace the outdated concrete substructure of the Capitol Highway Bridge.

The public is advised to expect delays, travel cautiously in the work zone and observe detours and directions by flaggers.

Only traffic going under the bridge will be detoured. Northbound traffic on Southwest Bertha Boulevard will be detoured at Southwest Vermont Street to Southwest 30th Avenue and back to Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Southbound traffic will be detoured at Southwest 30th Avenue to Southwest Vermont Street and back to Southwest Bertha Boulevard. Another option will allow traffic to use Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway to Southwest Capitol Highway to Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard.

No construction will occur on Sunday, July 24 so Bertha Boulevard will be open that day.

This work is dependent on weather, and the schedule may change.

- Portland Bureau of Transportation

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