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.
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).