PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The major I-84/I-5 construction project is underway and officials are expecting it to make a mess of the commute.
Three of the bridges that connect I-84 and I-5 will be closed, one at a time, over the coming weeks.
The closures are so significant they could cause delays up to three hours and backups that can be followed all the way to the Gorge.
ODOT recommends telecommuting, adjusting work schedules, taking transit, riding a bike or just taking a vacation during this time. However, there are some detours in place:
10 p.m. Sunday, July 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23: I-5 southbound ramp to I-84 eastbound closed
10 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6: I-84 westbound to I-5 northbound closed
10 p.m. Friday, July 27 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2: Only one lane open on I-84 westbound from Lloyd Center to I-5. The far left lane will remain open during this period.
10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27: I-84 westbound to I-5 southbound closed leaving only one lane of I-84 westbound open from Lloyd Center to I-5. The far right lane will remain open during this period.
Hey #PDXtraffic: We’re planning some major closures for construction on the Banfield Interchange & I-5 this summer as part of #BigFixPDX! ⚠️🚗🚗🚗 See a map of all closures, plan ahead, & learn more about upcoming work here: https://t.co/u1kPNtMxCM https://t.co/7cTbWjQ1WM— Oregon DOT (@OregonDOT) June 27, 2018