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I-205 Ramps at Division Street

Construction Phase

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

​Construction is underway on a project to bring intersection and ramp safety improvements to the I-205 and Division Street interchange in Portland.


Traffic Impact

Construction is nearly complete! As we near the end of the project, travelers can still expect occasional daytime lane closures on SE Division Street near I-205.​

Construction Impacts

​Most work will take place at night. Traffic impacts will include nighttime lane closures on Division Street and on the I-205 on-ramps and off-ramps at Division Street. There will also be limited nighttime full closures of the I-205 ramps with detours. 

Travelers should expect short delays in the area during lane closures. Residents may hear nighttime noise from construction equipment during work hours. Check back on this website or sign up for email updates​ to learn more about traffic impacts closer to construction.


​​Construction began in spring 2021 and will continue through early 2022. Project schedule is subject to change.



Addressing safety at I-205 and SE Division Street

This busy East Portland interchange has seen a high number of crashes in recent history. From 2012-2016, there were 241 crashes reported at the intersection of I-205, SE Division Street, and SE 96th Avenue. This put the intersection on the top five percent priority list for statewide safety improvements due to the number and severity of crashes. In 2021, ODOT will construct safety improvements to reduce conflicts between travelers and reduce crashes in this area.   

Project safety elements:
  • New lane configurations on the I-205 north off-ramp to Division Street will create separate lanes for left turns, through traffic and right turns to 96th Drive to reduce conflicts. The ramp currently has two right turn lanes and a combination left turn/through lane.
  • Traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of SE Division Street and SE 96th Drive will give left turns their own dedicated signal.
  • A new corner shape at the southeast corner where the I-205 north off-ramp meets Division Street and 96th Drive will slow right turning traffic and increase safety for people crossing the intersection.
  • New lane configurations on Division Street westbound will create two dedicated left turn lanes from westbound Division to the on-ramp to I-205 south and one lane for through traffic on Division to reduce conflicts. 
  • New curb ramps will improve safety and accessibility for all users in the area, including those with disabilities. 
  • Buffered bike lanes on Division Street will create space between bicycles and vehicles, reducing conflicts.​

​​Project map showing curb ramps, turn lane changes and other improvements at the interchange of I-205 and Division Street.

TriMet Division Transit Project

TriMet is currently constructing transit improvements along the Division Street corridor connecting Downtown Portland and Gresham. The project includes bus upgrades and improvements to bus stations and traffic signals to reduce bus travel time up to 20 percent in the corridor. New service will begin in 2022. Visit for more project information! Traffic impacts around the I-205 interchange will include bikes merging with travel lane, turning restrictions, lane shifts and closures during construction hours. Eastbound and westbound travel along Division will be maintained. Please slow down and expect delays near the construction zones. 


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​I-205 at SE Division Street

Cost and Funding

​The estimated cost to construct this project is $2.7 million.


​This project will improve safety for all users, including drivers entering or leaving I-205 at Division Street, people walking or using mobility devices, and people bicycling.

Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Hope Estes

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Last Updated

2/3/2022 1:58 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
K20480 fact sheet December 2020.pdfI-205 at Division Street Fact Sheet December 2020
K20480 construction fact sheet 2021.pdfProject fact sheet for construction, March 2021.