6th Avenue on-ramp closed Monday, May 20 for about four weeks. Work that has been done on bridge rails and bridge joints with the ramp open allows crews to focus on the resurfacing and bridge joint work requiring a bridge closure to complete.
The 7th Avenue/Washington Street on-ramp and 7th Avenue/Jefferson Street off-ramp will not fully close. There will be lane closures.
7th Avenue/Washington Street on-ramp to EB I-105
7th Avenue/Jefferson Street off-ramp from WB I-105
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.
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.
Lane closures are occuring 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 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.
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.
The project will be completed in early 2021.