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Project Summary:This $60 million, 1.2-mile project widened Interstate 5 between Victory Blvd. and Lombard St. in North Portland.
Latest Information:** This project has been completed on schedule. Thanks for your patience during construction.

Read the August 2009 newsletter

Read the Revised Environmental Assessment (REA)
Construction:Construction began in April 2008. The freeway widening project was completed in fall 2010.


Project Update
Construction work on Phase I of the I-5 Delta Park widening project started in April 2008 and was completed in fall 2010.

Phase I involved widening the southbound direction of the I-5 freeway and lengthening the entrance and exit ramps at Victory Boulevard and Columbia Boulevard. Phase II involves improving local streets. This second phase will begin when funding has been secured.
The most recently completed stage of the freeway widening project involved widening I-5 northbound, widening the northbound Columbia Blvd. bridge and widening the northbound Columbia Slough Bridge. For more information, read the August 2009 newsletter.

Traffic Impacts
Construction on I-5 required occasional lane closures on some of the ramps and cross streets(Columbia Blvd., Schmeer Rd. and Victory Blvd.) to ensure the safety of the traveling public during construction.  There also were occasional nighttime lane closures on I-5 in both directions and a smaller number of short duration full closures on I-5 when the new bridge beams were set into place.  To reduce inconvenience to travelers, all three northbound lanes and two southbound lanes were kept open during peak hours.  Motorists were given advance notice about lane or road closures and expected delays. 

Focus on Freight
ODOT realizes the importance of commercial freight mobility along the I-5 corridor and has included businesses in the planning process.  ODOT staff and project team members made presentations to the Portland Freight Committee and NINA (Northwest Industrial Neighborhood Association) to help their members plan for the anticipated construction impacts.  Meetings also were held with the Swan Island Transportation Management Association and HiNoon (Hayden Island Neighborhood Network) to discuss detour routes and get feedback.

What Happens Next?
Construction of local street improvements will be conducted in a future phase of the project, once funding is secured.


How to Get Involved
To receive updates about the project, contact Mike Mason, 503.731.8246 or by e-mail Michael.W.Mason@odot.state.or.us
Click here for the June 2007 newsletter.

Click here for the April 2008 newsletter. 
Click here for the August 2009 newsletter.