The 6th Avenue on-ramp will NOT close on March 18. A new closure date will be announced.
Pay attention and let your fellow travelers merge. Don't block intersections and watch for bikes and pedestrians on surface streets.
Traffic delays are minimal most of the time.
Bridge joints are being replaced on the Washington and Jefferson Street ramps. Traffic patterns will shift as the work moves. Doing these now will shorten the time the ramps will be closed.
Lane closures and detours are necessary and will cause backups at times during the project. Expect delays, 24-hour lane closures, and ramp closures as the project continues. Closure schedules will be announced well in advance.
Plan ahead. Give yourself more time, take a different route, and try carpooling, the bus, walking or biking if you can.
Lane closures will occur throughout the project on different parts of the bridge. Parts of this project will be noisy.
The multi-use paths underneath the Willamette River Bridge will remain open on both sides of the river during construction. Protection measures will be in place to ensure the safety of people on the path from work being done on the bridge above.
Exact timelines are under development, but there will be lenthy full closures of the ramps at 6th and 7th and of the southbound Delta Highway ramp to I-105 westbound. Notice of each closure will be given at least 30 days in advance.
Several two week closures of the Washington/Jefferson Street Park, including the restrooms, are planned. Otherwise, the park and restrooms will remain open during construction. The park cannot be closed between June 1 and September 1, or December 27 - January 3, unless there is an emergency need.
In 2019, each of the 6th and 7th Avenue ramps will close for four to six weeks. Expect at least 30 days notice before each closure so you can plan.
The project will be completed in early 2021.