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I-5 Woodburn to Salem Paving Project

Construction Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Salem, Marion)

This is a pavement preservation project that will repave 12.4 miles of I-5 between Woodburn and Salem.  It also includes the resurfacing of six bridges in that section of roadway. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Traffic Impact

Travelers should plan for delays of up to 30 minutes, especially during periods of high traffic volumes such as between 7-9 p.m. and 5-9 a.m. Saturday night through Friday morning.  During construction, I-5 travelers will be encouraged to change their route or time of travel; use public transit; carpool; telecommute; and flex work schedules.

Construction Impacts

​The construction work zone will consist of nightly lane closures, Saturday night through Friday morning. The contractor will be allowed to close one lane of traffic between 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. and a second lane of traffic between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. but there still could be maximum 30 minute delays. Taking these constraints into consideration, this plan will allow for traffic conditions to become more normalized if an unforeseen issue and/or event occurs.

The work zone speed limit is 50 mph, and monitored by Oregon State Police. ​


This project is now in the construction phase. 

Schedules are subject to change and are dependent on weather conditions.



This is a pavement preservation project that will repave 12.4 miles of I-5 between Woodburn and Salem.  It also includes the resurfacing of six bridges south of the Brooks Interchange. ​


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The project is located south of the Woodburn Interchange starting at mile point 271.5 to the bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad south of the Chemawa Interchange at mile point 259.1.

Cost and Funding

$17 million

Additional Information

This stretch of Interstate 5 is in the eleventh year of a 9-11 year life cycle.  There are ruts in the vehicle wheel paths that are causing a risk of hydroplaning during rain events.


​This project is one of a series of work zone safety pilot projects that will be scheduled during 2018-2020.  The goal of these safety pilots is to identify and implement construction staging and other techniques to reduce worker exposure to traffic, while maintaining freight mobility and limiting traffic congestion and delay.  Data gathered from these pilot projects will provide lessons learned and aid in the development of best practices to be used on future projects.


This project includes a number of work zone safety features: 

  • Smart Work Zone Queue Warning
  • Radar Speed Trailers
  • More Separation from Work Zone
  • Continuous Police Enforcement When Workers are Present
Try transit to reduce congestion and get where you need to go faster
​SMART​ (Wilsonville) 503-682-7790​
​Cherriots (Salem) 503-588-2877​
Woodburn Transit 503-982-5233​
POINT Bus 1-888-846-4183​
Amtrak Cascades 1-800-872-7245​
WES Commuter Rail​ ​503-238-7433
The Woodburn Memorial Transit Center facility boasts plenty of parking for park & riders, maintaining:
  • 133 parking spaces
  • 29 compact parking spaces
  • 6 wheelchair parking spaces
  • 2 charging spaces
  • 1 space for Woodburn Transit
  • 1 space for the POINT bus
  • 2 bus spaces 

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around work zones.


This can be made available in an alternate format on request by calling 503-373-7093 or via the Oregon Telecommunications Relay System: 7-1-1 


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Resident Engineer
Vidal Francis

Public Information Officer
Lou Torres

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Last Updated

9/18/2019 7:58 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
19831_RegionalSummerMap2019.pdfRegional Summer Construction Map
19831_RegionalSummerMap2019.pngRegional Summer Construction Map
19831_6-18_I-5_Paving_PressRelease.docxPress Release: Paving Moves to Southbound Lanes
19831_ProjectPoster-6-18.pdfProject Information Poster
19831_I-5_Salem_Woodburn_Southbound.jpgMap of Southbound Paving and Schedule

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