We plan to widen I-5 to have three lanes in both directions from Kuebler Boulevard to Delaney Road. This is Phase 1 of the larger project which will widen a portion of southbound I-5 between Kuebler Boulevard in South Salem and the Delaney Road interchange. This project will address the southbound freight bottleneck and traffic congestion on I-5 that occurs when large trucks are climbing the hill between milepost 249.5 and milepost 248.9 south of Salem. Phase 2 will widen the northbound I-5 lanes, but we do not have funding for construction at this time.
The project was part of an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) that was done in the mid-1980's for the entire I-5 corridor through Salem from the Hayesville Interchange to Battle Creek Road. The EIS was approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and ODOT in 1988.
This phase will do the following:
Obtain Right of Way for the entire project corridor (both southbound and northbound).
Replace a bridge over the Commercial Street northbound off-ramp.
Rebuild and realign the southbound Delaney Road off-ramp.
Replace and realign the Battle Creek Road over-crossing bridge.
Pave the existing section southbound and northbound.
Widen I-5 southbound from Kuebler Road to Delaney Road to three lanes.
Build two sound walls on the west side, one near the terrace lake park community and another along the southbound commercial street on ramp.
Past Meetings and Events
Online open house | Visit our archived online open house that was open June 6 through June 26 to learn more about the project and view our interactive map.
Virtual event | Thank you to those who were able to join us at our virtual event on June 15. For those who were unable to attend, you can watch a recording.
Construction estimated to begin in 2024.
Kuebler Boulevard to just south of Delaney Road
Cost and Funding
Phase 1 estimated cost of $50.5 million.
Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around work zones.