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I-5: RealTime Signs - Marine Drive to I-405

Construction Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Portland, Multnomah)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Construction began in November 2019 to install new ODOT RealTime electronic signs on I-5 in North Portland from Marine Drive to I-405.​​​​​​​​​​​​


Traffic Impact

(update on 6/26/2020)​​

For the remainder of the project, there will be intermittent shoulder closures. All work will be done during the day.

Construction crews installed two new sign bridges on I-5, south of NE Marine Drive and at N Alberta Street (Exit 303). The new sign bridges span the full width of the freeway, across all lanes in both directions.

For the most up to date traffic impacts, visit TripCheck or subscribe to ODOT Region 1 Weekly Construction Update​ emails.  The updates for this project can also be found in the weekly construction updates​ report.

Lane and Ramp Closures
All work requiring lane closures will be at night. Scheduled dates and times for specific lane and ramp closures are determined based on each site. Lane, ramp and full freeway closures related to construction will follow these general timeframes:
  • Single lane closures are allowed 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. (later on weekend mornings).
  • Double lane closures are a​llowed 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (later on weekend mornings).
  • Full freeway closures are allowed midnight to 4:30 a.m. (later on weekend mornings).
  • Ramp closures are allowed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (later on weekend mornings).
More information about scheduled traffic impacts, detour routes and work hours will be posted here on the project website as the impacts are scheduled.

Construction Impacts

Construction will take place mostly at night to minimize traffic impacts during the day. Work began in November 2019 and will last through 2020. The schedule is subject to change based on weather and site conditions.
Nighttime construction noise will occur periodically from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. and during the day. Those working or living in the area may hear the noise. Noise will come from heavy equipment, construction trucks, beeping noise when construction vehicles are in reverse (a requirement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), drilling, and other equipment such as compressors, pneumatic tools, generators, metal saws and drills. ODOT will apply construction noise mitigation measures to reduce noise impacts to surrounding neighbors. 
Call the 24/7 nighttime noise hotline to reach a live person to report any noise-related concerns at 971-673-5239.


​​Project design: through spring 2019.  Construction: Nov. 2019 through fall 2020.



The Oregon Department of Transportation began construction in November 2019 to install new ODOT RealTime signs on I-5 which will help make roads safer and help drivers travel more efficiently by providing real-time traffic information.

New advisory speed signs, traveler information signs and relocated guide signs will be installed in seven locations along I-5 between Marine Drive and I-405. These signs w​ill assist in reducing crashes, improve travel time reliability, and enhance transit operations.

Image examples of new advisory speed signs (VAS) and new electronic signs (VMS)

    Annotated map graphic showing the project area and sign locations of seven different sites and their related traffic impacts between November 2019 and summer 2020. All site locations include nighttime lane closures on Interstate-5.  Site A: South of North Marine Drive. New electronic signs and new advisory speed signs will be installed. Site A will have northbound and southbound full nighttime closures. Nighttime northbound on-ramp closures at Victory Boulevard and Interstate Avenue.  Site B: Between North Victory Boulevard and North Schmeer Road. New advisory speed signs will be installed. Site B will have a southbound nighttime on-ramp closure at Victory Boulevard.  Site C: North of North Columbia Boulevard. New advisory speed signs will be installed. Site C will have northbound nighttime periodic lane closures.  Site D: North Bryant Street / North Saratoga Street. Pedestrian Bridge. New advisory speed signs will be installed. Site D. will have northbound nighttime on-ramp closure at Rosa Parks Way; southbound nighttime on-ramp closure at Lombard; and flagging at Bryant Street pedestrian bridge.  Site E: Between North Killingsworth Street and North Alberta Street. New electronic signs and new advisory speed signs will be installed. Site E will have northbound and southbound nighttime full closures; northbound on-ramp and southbound off-ramp closures at Alberta Street for seven days at a time.  Site F: North Skidmore Street Bridge. New advisory speed signs will be installed. Site F will have southbound nighttime on-ramp closures at North Alberta Street and North Going Street.  Site G: North Kerby Avenue to Interstate-405 Southbound on-ramp. New electronic signs and new advisory speed signs will be installed. Site G will have northbound and southbound nighttime full lane closures on Interstate-5 under the Kerby Avenue on-ramp; and a southbound nighttime on-ramp closure at North Greeley Avenue.  There are two nearby ODOT projects that may impact traffic along Interstate-5. These work areas include the Interstate Bridge project and the Interstate-405 Ramps project.  Construction for the Interstate Bridge project is expected to start in 2020. Learn more about construction of the Interstate Bridge Trunnion Project at  Construction for the Interstate-405 Ramps project will take place between 2019 and 2020. Learn more about construction for the I-405 Ramps Project at  The annotated map graphic showing the project area (as described above) is not drawn to scale and is for information purposes only.


I-5 | ​I-5 from Marine Drive to I-405

Cost and Funding

​​$7.79 million


Northeast Electric, LLC

Additional Information

For Americans with Disabilities Act or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/ interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY (800) 735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Lili Boicourt

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Last Updated

6/26/2020 10:30 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
I-5 VSS Construction Fact Sheet_October 2019.pdfThe fact sheet details the project and anticipated traffic impacts for the construction phase starting in November 2019.
I5RealTimeFact Sheet_2018.11.19.pdfThe fact sheet details the project, the anticipated noise impacts, and the City of Portland noise review board hearing on Jan 9, 2019.
I5RealTimeFactSheet_April2019.pdfThe fact sheet details the project and anticipated traffic impacts for this 2019-2020 construction project.
I-5 VSS Closure Fact Sheet May2020-V2updated.pdfThis fact sheet details the full closure of I-5 on 5/16/20 in order to put up two full freeway-width sign bridges.

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