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Construction is underway on a new, $295-million building that will expand lab and classroom space for OHSU, Oregon State and Portland State Universities. The collaborative Life Sciences building is going up just north of OHSU's Center for Health and Healing at south Waterfront and south of the Ross Island Bridge.

 

OHSU Provost Jennie Mladenovic says two floors will be devoted to simulation labs.

 

Portland State students are scheduled to begin using the space in winter, 2014.

 

The project first took shape in 2008 after the Schnitzer family donated the land and OHSU received an anonymous $40-million donation.

 

Street car and light rail lines will run right by the building; Tri-Met putting $10-million toward the project. 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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