More than 100,000 vehicles use this section of I-205 each day and drivers experience 5 ½ hours of congestion daily. This project will help relieve congestion by adding a third lane in each direction on a seven-mile stretch of I-205 between Stafford Road and OR 99E.
The Abernethy Bridge, which crosses the Willamette River between West Linn and Oregon City, and the eight other I-205 bridge sites along this stretch of highway are vulnerable to severe damage or collapse in the event of a major earthquake. ODOT has designated I-205 as a statewide north-south lifeline route, which means it must be operational quickly if an earthquake renders other roadways unusable or impassable. It will be a critical route in getting supplies and services to the region.
This project will upgrade these bridges so they can withstand a major earthquake.
Preliminary Design Phase: July 2017 - June 2018
The purpose of this phase is to determine how and when the project could be constructed. In February 2018, ODOT will present methods and cost to construct improvements along I-205 and discuss the potential of moving forward with this project. ODOT currently has funding to complete preliminary design. Funding discussions regarding final design and construction will occur with the Oregon Legislature in the 2018 Legislative Session, which begins in February 2018. Keep checking back here for updates.
Nov 13, 2017 | News and Alerts
Learn about why the project is needed, the proposed solutions, and what to expect as the process moves forward. The Online Open House will be open from November - December 2017.