|June 21, 2010 For more information: Rick Little (541) 726-2442
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Temporary Detour for I-5/Beltline motorists
SPRINGFIELD — Construction of improvements to the I-5/Beltline interchange will necessitate a temporary detour for motorists heading north on Interstate 5 from westbound Beltline.
A detour will begin at 10 p.m. Monday, June 28 and end at 9 a.m. Friday, July 2.
Motorists wishing to enter northbound I-5 from westbound OR 569 (Randy Papé Beltline) will be detoured to the Coburg Road exit where they will turn left and then re-enter Beltline eastbound. They will then use the eastbound Beltline ramp onto northbound I-5.
“The three-and-a-half day detour will give our contractor the time needed to connect the newly constructed northbound on-ramp to I-5,” ODOT Project Manager Chuck Lemos said.
The new on-ramp will be better aligned with other interchange improvements and provide a more efficient and safer entrance to I-5.
The improvements are part of the $11.5 million joint ODOT and City of Springfield project that will:
The project is scheduled for completion in July, 2011.
Add a new northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound Beltline;
Construct a new northbound I-5 on-ramp from westbound Beltline;
Widen Beltline between I-5 and Hutton Street;
Widen Gateway Street between Kruse Way and International Way;
Construct a new sound wall on the west side of I-5 between Harlow Rd and Willakenzie Rd.
Second detour to occur in October
A similar detour will occur in October when the contractor connects the new I-5 northbound off-ramp to Beltline. That detour is expected to be 8-9 days in length.
Know Before You Go
Motorists have several options for getting up-to-date travel information on the project. ODOT’s Web site, www.tripcheck.com will list any impacts to the I-5/Beltline interchange.
Point-2-Point Solutions and LCOG will offer the latest road delay information and any bike route impacts for the Gateway area on www.keepusmoving.info.
To learn more about the project, visit the project Web site at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION2/I-5_Beltline_Unit2.shtml
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