Traffic has shifted to the east side of the work zone.
There are TWO lanes of travel westbound, and one lane eastbound in the work zone south of the Willamette River, 24 hours a day. Pay attention and let your fellow traveler's merge.
Traffic delays are minimal most of the time. Both directions of traffic are in the eastbound lanes, separated by concrete barrier.
Removal of the west side of the bridge began Wednesday, January 16 and will continue for about six weeks.
A bridge joint is being replaced in the left lane of the Washington Street on ramp. A small bump remains in the right lane over the new joint. These will disappear when the ramp is repaved later in the project.
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 review, but during part of the project there will be closures of the southbound Delta Highway ramp to I-105 westbound and the I-105 ramps at 6th and 7th. Notice of closures will be given well 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.
The project will be completed in early 2021.