>Beginning Monday night, June 1, the contractor working on the Interstate 5 Victory to Lombard (Delta Park) widening project will begin to install five new sign bridges on I-5 between Marine Drive and Lombard Street.
This work will take place Monday through Friday, beginning June 1 through June 19, from 11:30 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning. The sign bridge installation requires several intermittent full closures of I-5 each night, lasting approximately 20 minutes each, in both directions of I-5 between Marine Drive and Lombard Street. Lane closures on both directions of I-5 will begin at 8 p.m. during the weeknight work. Crews will begin opening lanes at 4:30 a.m.; all lanes on I-5 will open by 5 a.m.
During the break in between the intermittent full closures, one lane will open on I-5 in both directions. Equipment including a large crane and workers will remain on I-5 during the break between closures. Motorists should expect delays when traveling through the area during the next three weeks and use an alternate route, such as I-205, if possible.
Detour Routes During Full I-5 Closure for Sign Installation:
o Northbound traffic on I-5 will be detoured off the freeway to U.S. 30 Bypass/N. Lombard Street East (exit 305 A), east to Oregon 99E (Martin Luther King Boulevard), north to Marine Drive, and west back to I-5 north
o Southbound traffic on I-5 will be detoured off the freeway to Oregon 99E (Martin Luther King Boulevard)/Marine Drive (exit 307), south to U.S. 30 Bypass/N. Lombard Street, and west back to I-5 south
Flaggers will be positioned at the intersection of N. Lombard Street and N. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to help trucks through the intersection.
**Motorists should expect delays during the closures and when traveling through the I-5 Delta Park project area. Please be aware of crews and equipment in the roadway.
For more information regarding the Delta Park project, please visit: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/I-5DeltaPark/index.shtml