Expansion joint pops up on I-5, expect lengthy delays

Expansion joint pops up on I-5, expect lengthy delays
Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

PORTLAND, Ore. - An expansion joint popped up Friday morning on Interstate 5 near the Fremont Bridge and traffic will be impacted while repair work gets under way.

The joint, about a 10- to 12-foot section, is in the left lane of northbound I-5 near milepost 302.

Oregon Department of Transportation crews are working on repairs. At this point there is no estimate on when the work will be done.

Northbound traffic has been reduced to one lane. Vehicles are getting through but it's slow going. Drivers should find an alternate route because delays are expected to be lengthy.