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I-5: Bridge Deck Rehabilitation Project
(March 21, 2017)
Latest News:​
​​Night work begins May 2017


Project Description​

In summer 2017, the Oregon Department of Transportation will repair and resurface two ramps at the Interstate 5 Morrison Bridge interchange and the I-5 bridge over the Rose Quarter Transit Center. The project also will replace the median barrier along I-5 from the Rose Quarter to north of the Hawthorne Bridge. The new barrier will be 10 inches taller than the existing barrier to improve safety of the highway. 

Project Need

The ramps and bridge deck are showing cracks and wheel ruts. The repairs are necessary for the safety of users and to preserve the lifetime of the structures.

Work begins May 2017 and is expected to be completed in fall 2017.*

* The schedule is subject to change based on weather and site conditions.

Construction Impacts​: Nighttime and Traffic Impacts


I-5 Bridge Deck Rehab Map_3.20.17.jpgWhat ​will the impacts be?

When construction begins in May 2017, there will construction and nighttime noise. Noise will come from heavy equipment, construction trucks, beeping noise when construction vehicles are in reverse (a requirement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and equipment such as concrete saws and dri​lls

Working at night is necessary to keep daytime traffic flowing on the heavily traveled freeway.

Lane and ramp closures will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends. There will be no daytime lane or ramp closures.

Impacts to I-5 & connections to I-84

No full closures of I-5 will take place. This project will require nighttime lane closures on I-5 during bridge and median barrier work.

Ramp closures & detour information

Work on ramps at the Morrison Interchange and work on I-5 will require nighttime ramp closures. Only one ramp will be closed at a time.The impacted ramps and detour information will be provided on this project page soon. 

​Why will there be nighttime work? 
Working at night is necessary to keep daytime traffic flowing on the heavily traveled freeway. 

Prior to construction, you will receive a construction notification from ODOT with a noise hotline number to reach a live person 24-hours a day to help resolve any noise-related problems or incidents.

More information on traffic impacts, including ramp closures and detour information will be posted here soon.
Questions or comments?​
​Contact Dee Hidalgo
ODOT Community Affairs
dee.hidalgo@odot.state.or.us
503-731-8237​

For Media Inquiries:
Don Hamilton

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