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I-205 Improvements Project Will Bring Businesses and Local Workforce Opportunities 

14% of contracts will go to Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-Pacific Islander or Subcontinental Asian people and women who have majority ownership in a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. 
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Contractors can now bid on constructing the first phase of project! To find more information about the bidding process, please visit ODOT’s Bid and Award page »

Project Overview

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 Comprehensive Congestion Management and Mobility Plan through ODOT’s Urban Mobility Office. 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.

Project Phases and Funding

We are constructing the project in phases, with the first phase (Phase 1A) beginning in late spring/early summer of 2022.

Read the Phase 1A factsheet.

Key Phase 1A improvements include:

  • 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 Phase 1A project area to allow a third travel lane in each direction. The final lane configuration will be completed in a future phase.

To read more about the I-205 Project Improvements click here »

Project design and Phase 1A construction are fully funded. Phase 1A will use financing tools recently approved by the Oregon Legislature. Toll revenue is needed to complete future phases the I-205 Improvements Project, and will be used to pay back Phase 1A financing, pending a federal decision associated with the ongoing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. 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 »

Contact our project team

For more information about this project, contact:

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Contracting Opportunities

If you are a contractor interested in working on this project, learn more at ODOT’s Business Opportunities and Resources web page.

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