Road work forces I-5 closure during 12 upcoming weekends
Heads Up! Oregon Department of Transportation contractors have started a $23 million Preservation Project to construct soundwalls, raise overcrossings, and repair and repave roadway that is cracked and badly rutted from 30 years of use by heavy traffic on I-5 through Portland.
This portion of I-5 will be completely closed to all traffic for about 12 weekends this summer so work crews can remove and replace major sections of roadway. The closures will be from Friday at 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday and the first is tentatively scheduled for July
6-9. During the closures traffic will be detoured to I-405 and I-205.
Contractors expect to complete all work on the I-5 Project in Decem- ber 2002. For more information, visit the ODOT Region 1 web site: www.odot.state.or.us/region1
The work zone stretches from the Columbia River to Oregon Street, near the Rose Quarter. Because traffic volumes in the area range from 119,500 to 143,700 vehicles a day, much of the construction work will be done at night. ODOT warns there will be nighttime lane and ramp closures along the route for days and weeks at a time.
Motor Carrier News • March 2001