PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Crews finished work early on the newly-installed bike and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 405, leading to the reopening of both directions of the freeway Sunday.
The Flanders Crossing connects Northwest Portland with the Pearl District and the central city over I-405.
A stretch of freeway had been closed since Friday morning and was not slated to reopen until Monday.
Designed for two-way pedestrian and bike traffic, the bridge adds a seismic lifeline in the case of a major earthquake. As part of PBOT’s design for the project, there will be new traffic signals at NW 14th and 16th avenues, along with a four-way stop sign at 15th Avenue.
The bridge is expected to open to pedestrians and people biking in Spring 2021.