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I-5 Widening Project: Kuebler Boulevard to Delaney Road

Design Phase

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

​​​​​​​​​​​Widen a portion of southbound I-5.

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We plan to widen I-5 to have three lanes in both directions from Kuebler Boulevard to Delaney Road. We're working on Phase 1 of the larger project. We're widening a portion of southbound I-5 between Kuebler Boulevard in South Salem and the Delaney Road interchange. This helps address the southbound bottleneck and traffic congestion on I-5 when large trucks climb the hill between milepost 249.5 and 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.  ​ 

Enlarged project map

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​.


Design: 2019-2023
Construction estimated to begin in 2024.


I-5 | Kuebler Boulevard to just south of Delaney Road

Cost and Funding

​Phase 1 estimated cost of $50.5 million.

Pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will have access through or around work zones.

Contacts & Media

Project map

Project Contacts

Transportation Project Manager
Andrew Walker

Public Information Officer
David House
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Last Updated

11/6/2023 9:22 AM

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