Lake Oswego 'gateway' sculpture installation impacts traffic
Highway 43 will be closed for roughly an hour Tuesday morning, Aug. 31, while a large piece of art is installed on Highway 43 at Terwilliger Boulevard.
Portland-based artist Ed Carpenter, who specializes in large-scale public installations, was selected for this "gateway project" at the northeast entrance of the city. The sculpture, which is the first major gateway project to be installed, is part of the Public Art Master Plan — a five-year guide through 2021 for the placement of public art throughout the city.
From about 6 to 7 a.m. Aug. 31, the highway will be closed to both directions of traffic to allow a crane to access the site, which will be home to a new abstract sculpture encapsulating the natural beauty of the city.
D and E Avenues at Highway 43 will also be right-in and right-out only, according to the city's website.
The city is encouraging people to use a different route or expect delays.
"In addition, there will be intermittent deliveries made to the site throughout the day, and those deliveries will also require temporary closures of Highway 43," the city's website read. "Pedestrian and bike path will remain open except during delivery times."
There will be flaggers to help with traffic impacts.
Carpenter's piece will be smaller at the base, expanding as it grows in height. It will be made of stainless steel, colored steel and a lighter painted steel. The entire piece is symmetrical but the interior pieces will have asymmetrical angles.
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