This was a pavement preservation project that repaved 12.4 miles of I-5 between Woodburn and Salem. It also included resurfacing six bridges south of the Brooks Interchange.
From milepost 271.5 to south of the Chemawa Interchange at milepost 259.1.
Cost and Funding
This stretch of I-5 was in the eleventh year of a 9-11 year life cycle. There were ruts in the vehicle wheel paths that caused risk of hydroplaning during rain events.
This project was one of a series of work zone safety pilot projects that was scheduled during 2018-2020. The goal of the safety pilots was 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 included a number of work zone safety features:
- Smart work zone queue warning.
- Radar speed trailers.
- More separation from the work zone.
- Continuous police enforcement when workers are present.
Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around work zones.