Interstate 5 Glendale bridge seismic project begins

Expect short traffic delays on Junction Road; first of several project bundles

January 21, 2021

GLENDALE ­– An Oregon Department of Transportation contractor will begin work next week to strengthen the I-5 Exit 80 bridges near Glendale.  The project is the first of several bridge bundles associated with the Southern Oregon Seismic Resiliency project.

Beginning Monday, January 25, contractor H.P. Civil of Salem will begin a nine-month project to reinforce the 55-year-old interstate bridges so they’ll better withstand a major earthquake. Other bridges in the $12.7 million, three-year bundle include the I-5 Exit 58 north Grants Pass interchange bridges and the nearby I-5 Hillcrest Road Bridge near milepost 57.5.

Motorists on Junction Road can expect daytime single-lane closures under the Glendale bridges with flaggers and short delays. Nighttime I-5 traffic may see intermittent single-lane traffic for tree and brush clearing.

This project is funded by the 2017 Keep Oregon Moving bill passed by the Oregon Legislature. It rebuilds or reinforces 17 bridges and seven slopes designed to keep southern Oregon and its economy connected in the aftermath of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

For more information contact Gary Leaming, ODOT PIO, 541-621-3074

Project website: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=21296