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 213.
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.
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Jan 22, 2018 | News and Alerts
163 people provided comments during the I-205 Widening and Seismic Improvements online open house in November/December. Your feedback is important and has been reviewed by the project team. ODOT will present a project Cost to Complete report to Oregon Legislature in February. The legislature makes funding decisions regarding the project. Check back here for updates or sign up to get email updates on project developments.
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