Construction

Construction has started on the project’s first phase and will last through 2025. This page will be updated weekly. You can visit Tripcheck.com for real-time traffic impacts.

Weekly Construction Update: June 25–July 2, 2022

  • Around-the-clock single-lane closure on OR 43 Northbound between July 5 and July 14.

River Impacts

  • No impacts

Bike and Pedistrian Impacts

  • No impacts

Transit Impacts

  • No impacts
     

General Construction Impacts

  • As the first phase gets underway, most drivers will not experience significant impacts as the work will occur under the Abernethy Bridge.

  • The first part of the project will consist of various construction impacts for travelers, including full weekend, nighttime directional closures and on- and off-ramp width restrictions. The closures will likely begin in 2024.

  • Two lanes of traffic in each direction on I-205 will be maintained at all times during weekday business hours.

  • Full freeway closures in both directions around the Abernethy Bridge will occur later in the first phase of construction in 2024.

  • During freeway closures, I-205 northbound and southbound travelers and those traveling to local destinations in and around Oregon City and West Linn will follow detours.

Noise and Other Impacts

  • People who live and work in the project area will experience noise from construction equipment and vehicles, pile driving for bridge access, bridge demolition, vehicle backing-up beepers and other construction-related noise.

  • Night work for pile activities will require some lights which can be directed to minimize impacts on area residents.

  • Stationary lights with low lumens will be placed on the barges to alert night boaters to their presence

Noise Hotline: 503-294-2125. This number is available for nearby residents and businesses to help resolve any ODOT noise-related concerns 24 hours a day.

Future Phases 

We are constructing the project in phases, with the first phase currently underway.

*The schedule of the remaining phases of work is under evaluation

First Phase of Construction
 

 
Read the First phase factsheet.

Planned Impacts Through 2025

These impacts will occur at different times throughout construction.

  • Intermittent nighttime single lane closures on I-205.

  • Northbound traffic on OR 43 reduced to single lane.

  • Clackamette Drive under Abernethy Bridge reduced to single lane. Other local roads will experience lane closures and other traffic restrictions.

  • Access restrictions to bike and pedestrian paths along OR 43 and OR 99E.

  • No wake zones and river access restrictions.

  • Jon Storm park parking lot under Abernethy Bridge closed for duration of construction.

Project Corridor Map
 

 
Map of all project elements that will be constructed in different phases. See overview of all improvements »