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I-5 Holladay to Marquam Paving Project

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**Updated Closure Schedule**


No more full weekend closures of Interstate 5 will be necessary to complete the freeway reconstruction project between Northeast Holladay Street and the Marquam Bridge.


Motorists should expect occasional overnight lane closures and occasional full night closures in a single direction through the end of September as the Sept. 30 completion of the I-5 Holladay-Marquam nears.



Drivers will use Interstate 405 during the I-5 directional closures. However, drivers could avoid the congested detour by using Interstae 205.

Project Summary: This project will repair concrete pavement along Interstate 5 between the Marquam Bridge and Holladay Street in the Rose Quarter (work will not take place on the Marquam Bridge itself). 
The project also includes repairing and replacing deck joints on the elevated roadway, replacing the panels that connect the roadway to the bridges, and improvements to the stormwater management system.

Project Summary
The purpose of the I-5: Holladay-Marquam project is to rehabilitate deteriorated pavement to extend the life of the freeway. The one-mile project (between mileposts 300.92 and 301.98) stretches from Holladay Street in the Rose Quarter south to the north end of the Marquam Bridge (it does not include work on the Marquam Bridge itself).

The project also includes repairs to the freeway shoulders, bridge joint repair (on the structures carrying I-5 in the south section of the Rose Quarter), stormwater improvements and the installation of impact panels that provide a transition between the freeway and the freeway bridges.

Sections of the pavement surface on I-5 will have a ½-inch diamond grind to reduce the wheel ruts and improve the driving experience.  

Here is an image of the project area:

Click here to view a printable version (pdf) of the project area map. 

Project Need
The condition of the pavement in the project area is extremely poor. Studded tires and heavy traffic volume have contributed to the deterioration of the roadway. This project will significantly improve the quality of the pavement and extend the life of the freeway.

Bridges in the project area carry two lanes of traffic in each direction. The southbound bridge deck is in poor condition and will get a concrete overlay. Expansion joints also will be replaced. Impact panels will be installed at the south end of the project. The impact panels will improve the transition to the bridges.

A pipe carrying stormwater from inlets on I-5 has collapsed. This project will improve the stormwater system in the project area.

Traffic and Construction Impacts

Project construction requires curing time for the concrete bridge deck overlays, open trenching for the stormwater pipe replacement, and staging areas for the impact panel installation, among other high-traffic impact activities. Consequently, the contractor will be allowed to close one direction of I-5 in the project area during five full weekends (two for northbound I-5 and three for southbound I-5) and 10 additional nights.

In addition to the full directional closures, the contractor will close lanes and ramps at other times to complete project activities.

Weekend One-Direction Closures of I-5 

The first weekend closure will take place in the southbound lanes, with access closed from I-5 south to Interstate 84, although local traffic to the Rose Quarter from I-5 south can use the Rose Quarter off-ramp (exit 302A).

Below is a schedule for the weekend directional closures which is subject to change based upon weather and the progress of the contractor:

• 11 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16 – I-5 southbound will close (already complete)
• 11 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23 – I-5 southbound will close (canceled)
• 11 p.m. Friday, July 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 30 - I-5 southbound will close (complete)
• 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 - I-5 southbound will close (complete)
• 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20 – I-5 northbound will close (complete)

11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10 - I-5 northbound will close (canceled - not needed)

Weekend freeway closures shall be limited to two weekends for the northbound direction, two southbound direction and a fifth in a direction still to be determined. When one direction is closed, the other direction will remain open in the project area. Weekend freeway closures shall begin no earlier than 11 p.m. Friday and shall end no later than 5 a.m. Monday of the same weekend.


Nighttime One-Direction Closures of I-5
The contractor is allowed to close the northbound or southbound I-5 project section for up to 10 nights 2012. Northbound and southbound I-5 can not be closed at the same time. Motorists will be directed to use Interstate 405 during the freeway closures.

Ramp Closures
Ramps connecting to and from I-5 will have to be closed in the project area when there are full weekend and nighttime closures of I-5, and during some nights when there are lane closures. Ramps that will be closed at various times during the project include:

** I-5 south off-ramp to I-84 east
** I-5 south on-ramp from I-84 west
** I-5 north on-ramp from I-84 west
** I-5 south off-ramp to US 26 (Powell)/Highway 99E/OMSI
** I-5 north on-ramp from Morrison Street east and west
** Greeley Avenue on-ramp to I-5 south
** Wheeler Avenue (Rose Quarter) on-ramp to I-5 south
** I-405 south on-ramp from SW Fifth Avenue south

Detour signs will direct motorists during the ramp closures.

Click below for detour maps.

During construction, ODOT will publish a weekly construction update that will be posted on http://www.tripcheck.com. If you would like to receive this weekly update directly to your email account, please contact Community Affairs Coordinator Kimberly Dinwiddie (see below for contact information).

ODOT Contact
For more information on this project or to be added to a weekly construction update email list (once work begins), please contact: 
Kimberly Dinwiddie, ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator