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I-5: Woodburn to Salem Paving Project

Project Completed

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

​Pavement preservation project that repaved 12.4 miles, and resurfaced six bridges, on I-5 between Woodburn and Salem.  ​​

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Traffic Impact

Crews will install permanent striping and pavement markers starting as early as May 26, 2020. The work is estimated to take 2-4 weeks.
Expect delays and lane closures.

Construction Impacts

Work is weather dependent and will be done:

Sunday – Friday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Nights 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning​ will have the most up to date information on traffic impacts.



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. ​


I-5 |

From milepost 271.5 to south of the Chemawa Interchange at milepost 259.1.

Cost and Funding

$17 million

Additional Information

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.
  • Police enforcement when workers are present.
  • olice enforcement when workers are present.olice enforcement when workers are present.

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

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Project Contacts

Resident Engineer
Vidal Francis

Public Information Officer
Lou Torres

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Last Updated

10/22/2020 11:15 AM

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Project Documents

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

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