Portland Metro Monday Traffic: or 212 Westbound Travelers Flagged Through Sinkhole Area near 202nd

OR 212 is closed westbound at the site of a sinkhole from Sunday. Crews are flagging traffic through on the eastbound lane.(

A water main break and nearly 20-foot sinkhole has OR 212 down to one lane westbound as crews repair the road from Sunday’s collapse. Traffic is being flagged through on the eastbound lane near 202nd Avenue in the Damascus-area. Expect delays and take it slow through the work zone.

The two outside traffic lanes on the Broadway Bridge close at 9 a.m. Monday for a six-month project that will replace four large steel wheels that open and close the drawbridge. The project will replace the four original wheels and the tracks. According to a release from Multnomah County, each wheel is eight feet in diameter and weighs 88,000 pounds.

The two inside traffic lanes and both sidewalks will remain open at most times. Streetcar and bus service will continue during construction. Some weekend and night bridge closures will be needed.

TriMet MAX and Streetcar lines will regular Saturday schedules on July 4. Buses will be on Sunday schedules. Note too that the ticket machines have had off-and-on problems processing credit card payments. Not a bad idea to bring cash if you’re looking to buy tickets at platform machines.

The annual Fort Vancouver National Trust July 4th fireworks show on Tuesday will have many streets closed to traffic or be under traffic control that day. Take public transportation when possible. A shuttle will be available all that day from Vancouver Mall (Westfield Mall).

All day street closures:

Evergreen Blvd. closed from U Street west to I-5 Evergreen Blvd. at West Reserve East Reserve south from Mill Plain 9th Street at East Reserve 8th Street at T Street 5th and 6th Streets at U Street Mill Plain at Fort Vancouver Way (Fort Vancouver Way from Mill Plain south will be closed all day)

For more details on traveling to and from the fireworks show, click here.

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