|August 9 2010 For more information: Rick Little (541) 726-2442
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I-5 bridges project to affect ramps and lanes of westbound I-105
SPRINGFIELD-An ODOT construction project will soon impact the westbound I-105 bridge over Interstate 5 in Eugene and Springfield, and three of the ramps associated with I-105 westbound travel.
The Oregon Department of Transportation, through its contractor Wildish Standard Paving Co. of Eugene, Ore., is currently working on a $10.36 million federally-financed effort to improve freight mobility along the Interstate 5 corridor. ODOT is raising the elevation of 11 bridge overpasses in Marion, Linn and Lane counties. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
Ramps to close intermittently between August and December
Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning August 26, 2010 and continuing until September 30, 2010, the following ramps will be closed intermittently:
Note: The ramp from I-105 westbound Exit 4B to I-5 northbound will remain open during the entire project.
I-5 northbound Exit 194B to I-105 westbound
I-105 westbound Exit 4A to I-5 southbound
I-5 southbound Exit 194B to I-105 westbound
There will also be intermittent, single lane closures of I-105 westbound during the length of the project.
I-105 westbound will experience full weekend closures twice in September
In addition to the intermittent ramp and lane closures, there will be two full weekend closures of I-105 westbound where it crosses Interstate 5:
From 9 p.m. Friday, September 10 to 6 a.m. Monday, September 13
From 9 p.m. Friday, September 24 to 6 a.m. Monday, September 27
Detour to use OR 569 (Randy Papé Beltline)
During the closures, westbound I-105 motorists will be detoured north on I-5 to OR 569 (Randy Papé Beltline), then west to Delta Highway, then south to I-105.
During the closure of the I-5 southbound Exit 194B to I-105 westbound, southbound I-5 motorists will also be alerted to use the detour.
Freight haulers and communities to benefit
The I-5 Bridge Vertical Clearance Improvement project will elevate 11 bridges to provide a minimum clearance of 16 feet 8 inches over the freeway. This will eliminate the need to re-route the majority of oversized freight loads from I-5 onto local roads.
Know Before You Go
To sign-up for weekly email updates on the project, visit www.keepusmoving.info.
To get the very latest travel information, visit www.tripcheck.com or call 5-1-1.
To learn more about this project, visit: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION2/I5_VerticalClearanceA5.shtml