Delays are likely to occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each Friday and Sunday. Most delays have been less than 20 minutes, but some have been longer. Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes or adjust their travel times to avoid peak hours.
The congestion is a result of ongoing road construction and northbound lane closures near Cottage Grove. ODOT and prime contractor Oregon Mainline Paving are replacing the damaged travel lanes with a new concrete road surface.
The congestion and delays affect a large number of travelers from northern Oregon who drive south for the weekend and return home on Sunday afternoon and evening. Motorists traveling north through the work zone on Fridays have also been affected.
Few delays are expected in the southbound direction or on Saturdays.
Construction on the $19 million I-5 Martin Creek to Anlauf Paving project began in May and all travel lanes are expected to be open by November 14.
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