PORTLAND, Ore. – After canceling last week’s work, the Oregon Department of Transportation is on track to close a stretch of I-5 through Portland this weekend.
The closure, which will start at 11 p.m. Friday and last through as late as 5 a.m. on Monday, will affect the southbound lanes of I-5 between the Fremont Bridge and the Marquam Bridge.
During a similar closure two weekends ago, traffic backed up throughout the weekend on either side of the closure and on I-84.
ODOT officials say drivers should expect “significant delays” if they drive on the freeways around the closure.
People passing through Portland can use I-205 as a detour. Drivers in the immediate area will be able to use I-405 as a detour.
The Rose Quarter off-ramp from I-5 south will be open only to local traffic and cannot be used as a bypass linking back to the interstate.
This work is part of a multi-weekend project to fix pavement, repair shoulders, fix bridge joints and other work.
Other closures are planned for upcoming weekends:
- 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6: I-5 southbound will close
- 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20: I-5 northbound will close
- 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27: I-5 northbound will close
For the latest traffic information, visit KATU’s traffic map or check ODOT’s tripcheck.com website.
Learn more about the project at the I-5 paving project website.
Map of the area that was previously scheduled to be closed this weekend: