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Aug 19, 2022 | News and Alerts
Over 100,000 vehicles a day use the seven-mile stretch of I-205 from Stafford Road to OR 213 in Oregon City. This bottleneck is the last two-lane section of I-205 and drivers experience nearly seven hours of traffic backups and congestion each day.
We are addressing these issues with the I-205 Improvements Project, which is part of a regional Urban Mobility Strategy. The I-205 Improvements Project is intended to reduce congestion and crashes, while also making travel times shorter and more predictable. Project improvements will also allow I-205 to remain open and passable following a major earthquake.
Additional travel lane in each direction will make travel faster and more predictable.
Improved interchanges and on- and off-ramps will make travel safer, resulting in fewer crashes.
The Abernethy Bridge and eight other I-205 bridges will be upgraded or replaced to withstand a major earthquake. An earthquake-ready corridor will support this critical lifeline route in providing supplies and services to the region after a disaster.
Aug 08, 2022 | News and Alerts
Image L-R: Arti O'Brien, President, Advanced Government Services, Inc; Monique Allen, President, ACMS Northwest, LLC; Bridge Wallis, Project Engineer, Kiewit; Della D. Mosier, P.E., Deputy Director, ODOT Urban Mobility Office.
The I-205 Improvements Project is the first megaproject to break ground in 45 years. This month, we’re featuring four women working on the project to learn more about their positions, background, and their perspectives on attracting more women into the transportation and construction industries.
We are constructing the project in phases, with the first phase currently underway.
Read the First phase factsheet »
Earthquake-ready improvements to the Abernethy Bridge.
Removing the current I-205 northbound on-ramp from OR 43 and replacing it with a roundabout.
Realigning or widening the on- and off-ramps at OR 99E.
Improvements for people who walk and bike on OR 43, Clackamette Drive and OR 99E.
Sound wall near the southbound lanes of I-205 at exit 9.
Widening I-205 in the first phase of the project area to allow a third travel lane in each direction. The final lane configuration will be completed in a future phase.
Project design and the first phase of the project are fully funded. Phase 1 will use financing tools recently approved by the Oregon Legislature. Toll revenue is needed to complete future phases the I-205 Improvements Project and could be used to pay back the funds borrowed for the Abernethy Bridge. The Toll Program is working to create a system that works for all travelers and local neighbors. Get involved and learn more about the I-205 Toll Project »
The I-205 Improvements Project team regularly distributes a project newsletter and press releases, along with email and text message alerts about construction-related detours and other issues. We’re also available to attend community meetings to provide project updates. Please sign up for email and text message alerts and email us today if you’d like to schedule a briefing.
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