Additional Arch Bridge Informational Open House Scheduled for January 11, 2011

WEST LINN - The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has scheduled an additional open house in West Linn on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 for the Arch Bridge rehabilitation project, at West Linn High School. Given the high level of interest in the National Championship Bowl Game on January 10, ODOT wanted to offer West Linn and Oregon City residents another opportunity to get their questions answered about the project, detour and the shuttle service. The two-year closure begins on Saturday, January 15. The Monday, January 10 meeting at the West Linn Public Library at 1595 Burns St. will continue as planned from 5 to 7 p.m. The additional January 11 meeting will be held at West Linn High School, at 5464 West A Street, in the Forum Room from 5 to 7 p.m. ### Oregon City/West Linn Arch Bridge Update January 6, 2011 Open House Added in West Linn on Jan. 11 ODOT has scheduled an additional open house in West Linn on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at West Linn High School. Given the high level of interest in the National Championship Bowl Game on Jan. 10, we wanted to offer West Linn and Oregon City residents another opportunity to get their questions answered about the project, detours and the shuttle service. The additional Jan. 11 meeting will be held at West Linn High School, at 5464 West A St., in the Forum Room from 5 to 7 p.m. The Monday, Jan. 10, open house at the West Linn Public Library at 1595 Burns St. will continue as planned from 5 to 7 p.m. This meeting was scheduled before the BCS game was determined. Shuttle Service Starts Jan. 14 The Arch Bridge Shuttle service running between West Linn and Oregon City will start operation at 5 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14. The start has been delayed from Jan. 10 as earlier announced due to equipment delays. The Bridge Shuttle bus can carry passengers, 4 bicycles and has a lift to accommodate wheelchairs.  The Shuttle operates Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on weekends from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. The schedule is attached and available on the project web site www.archrehab.com and can be picked up next week at Oregon City and West Linn businesses adjacent to the Bridge. An Event to Remember: The Fall. The Bridge. The Story. On Saturday, Jan. 15, walk the bridge and attend the event that commemorates the Willamette Falls National Heritage Area and the Arch Bridge. Grand Ronde drummers and storytellers will perform and local artists will on hand. The event takes place on the bridge inside a heated tent. Parking is available at West Linn High School and a shuttle bus will take you to the bridge. Please contact Susan Hanson, if: • You have any questions about the project. • You are interested in hosting a presentation by ODOT staff at your neighborhood, workplace or business group meeting. • You or others would like to be added to the email list to receive these updates. Susan Hanson Community Affairs Coordinator Oregon Department of Transportation - Region 1 123 NW Flanders | Portland, OR | 97209 503-731-3490 (desk) | 503-706-9814 (cell) | 503-731-3266 (fax) Susan.C.Hanson@odot.state.or.us Visit the ODOT Region 1 Web site: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/