Construction

Construction has started on the project’s first phase and will last through 2025. This page will be updated weekly. You can also sign up for email and text message alerts here: i205corridor.org. For real-time traffic impacts, visit Tripcheck.com. 

Weekly Construction Update: October 1 – October 8, 2022

  • OR 99E full closure between I-205 freeway ramps for equipment movement from 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2 to 2 a.m., Monday, Oct. 3. Detour route will be signed.
  • OR 99E north and south single lane overnight closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday, Oct. 3 to Friday, Oct. 7. OR 99E will remain open for travel.
  • I-205 north and south intermittent single lane closures for restriping and median work from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 to Friday, Oct. 7.

Ongoing Traffic Impacts

  • OR 43 north single lane closure through Dec. 2022.
  • Clackamette Drive single lane closure with temporary signal through late 2023.
  • OR 99E north auxiliary lane closure through Aug. 2023. OR 99E south shoulder lane closure through Dec. 2022.

Noise Impacts

River Impacts

  • 'No wake' zones are in place through the bridge construction area on the Willamette River and will remain until 2024. 
     
  • River users will notice several large barges anchored in the river and are required to stay 200 feet away from the barges. River users are urged to use extreme caution. All boaters must travel between the green and red buoys.

Bike and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Bike and pedestrian routes through construction zones are in place. Pedestrians and cyclists need to use caution when traveling through the project. Follow signs and stay alert.

Transit Impacts

  • No impacts
     

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Use the navigation arrows in the top right corner of the video frame to see all four of our timelapse construction camaras.

Track our progress in real time as construction of the First Phase of the I-205 Improvements Project moves forward.

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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, bridge demolition,  and other construction-related noise sources.
     
  • 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 in the river to alert boaters.

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
 

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 »