|January 11, 2010 For more information: Rick Little (541) 726-2442
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Urgent bridge repairs will restrict northbound I-5 near Albany
Over width truck loads will be detoured for several days beginning tonight
CORVALLIS — Travel on northbound Interstate 5 will be restricted to one lane at the Oak Creek Bridge (milepost 230.4), approximately 4-miles south of Albany, while an ODOT contractor makes urgent repairs to the roadway.
ODOT will also detour over width truck loads beginning as early as midnight, January 11 and lasting for several days once the repairs begin.
ODOT Project Manager, Jerry Wolcott, says the repairs will be completed quickly.
“We’re taking a rapid response on this due to the nature of the repair and the potential impact to motorists,” said Wolcott.
The repairs are necessary because of the failure of a small section of the concrete bridge deck at the northbound entrance to the bridge.
Over width trucks to detour onto OR 99
Because the failure is near the center of the two lanes of travel, the work area needed will not allow movement of truck loads over 12-feet wide. Signs will alert motor carriers to use the following detour:
Take I-5 Exit 228 to OR34 westbound
Turn northbound onto OR99E
Take US 20 eastbound and re-enter I-5 northbound at Exit 233
Know Before You Go
The lane restriction is expected to create only minimal delays for northbound motorists.
All motorists can get the latest road conditions by visiting www.tripcheck.com or by calling 511. The Oregon road report is also accessible by calling toll free to (800) 977-6368.