SB lanes of I-5 through Portland will close this weekend

SB lanes of I-5 through Portland will close this weekend
Traffic on I-84 approaching I-5 during the last closure.

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 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: