April 14, 2021
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Look for night lane closures, night ramp closures and slowdowns starting Monday as ODOT begins a project paving five miles of Interstate 5 between Interstate 205 and the Boone Bridge.
Next week, expect work at night on weekdays with lane closures between Southwest Elligsen Road and the Willamette River on I-5 north and Saturday night on I-5 south.
During the project, travelers should expect nighttime single and double lane closures and occasional ramp closures on I-5. ODOT plans no full closures of the freeway, northbound or southbound, during the project. Typically, the night work will take place in one direction of I-5 at a time in sections of the project area.
Plans are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. We expect completion by the end of 2021.
This section of I-5 was last paved in 2009 and the pavement is rutting. The project will result in a smoother ride, increased safety for travelers and will extend the lifespan of the freeway. Delaying maintenance, including paving, can mean greater costs later.
As part of this project, we will:
- Repave five miles of I-5 between the I-205 interchange and the Boone Bridge in Wilsonville, smoothing out the ride for travelers on this section of I-5 that averages 145,950 vehicles every weekday.
- Resurface and complete bridge maintenance work on several structures, increasing safety and extending the lifespan of the bridges.
- Install new ramp meters for the on-ramps to I-5 south from Elligsen Road. This area contributes to high traffic volumes on I-5. The busy on-ramps make it difficult for vehicles to merge. Installing ramp meters improves merging and is expected to reduce crashes.
The work is a key part of our efforts to preserve and maintain the highways as part a of modern and multimodal transportation system.
Traffic impacts include: