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Oregon Designates Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway in John Day River Territory

Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway traverses the strikingly scenic high desert canyon of north central Oregon, known as the River Canyon Country. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved the designation of the Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway during its June 14 meeting in Salem, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Travel Oregon announced today.

This 33-mile loop winds along the Deschutes River en route to the Bikeway’s namesake, Sherar’s Falls, where the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs fish for salmon, as they have for thousands of years: from wooden scaffolds using traditional dipnets and setnets. Riders will follow a section of the White River and pass White River Falls State Park, one of Oregon’s secret hideaways, where a short walk leads to views of the river’s 90-foot plunge over a basalt shelf.

The small, vibrant town of Maupin, located on the banks of the Deschutes River, serves as the Bikeway’s start and finish. Maupin offers all the ideal pre- and post-ride amenities: a walkable downtown, friendly locals, restaurants, lodging and camping.

This ride is best enjoyed in spring and fall, and even on some winter days. In springtime, wildflowers dot the hillsides, including lupine’s purple sprays and arrowleaf balsamroot’s pops of yellow. Come winter, central Oregon can be a dry, temperate reprieve while the rest of the state shelters from rain and snow. Tucked in the protective rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, the region boasts 300 days of sunshine and less than six inches of rain per year.

The Oregon Scenic Bikeway program is a superb collection of cycling routes designed to inspire people to experience Oregon’s natural beauty and cultural heritage by bicycle, bringing economic and social benefits to the communities and residents along the routes.

Local bicyclists propose new bikeways and the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission designates routes based on scenic quality, road conditions and general riding enjoyment. Only the best routes meet the selective criteria developed by the State Scenic Bikeway Committee.

Once designated, OPRD pays to install directional signs along the route. OPRD and Travel Oregon post information online at RideOregonRide.com/SherarsFalls for riders to plan their trip, including printable ride maps, elevation profiles, gps data, services and points of interest including, Travel Oregon’s Bike Friendly Businesses recognition program.

The Oregon Scenic Bikeways program is the first and only of its kind in the United States. Launched in 2005, the program is a partnership between Cycle Oregon, Travel Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation and OPRD.


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Weekend Night Closures on I-5 in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports the following I-5 construction travel advisory for this weekend:

  • The ramp from northbound Interstate 5 to northbound OR 217 will be closed Friday and Saturday nights, June 9 and 10, for maintenance.The closures will begin each night at 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. the next morning.

 


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I-5 Construction in Oregon Begins in May

In summer 2017, the Oregon Department of Transportation will repair and resurface two ramps at the Interstate 5 Morrison Bridge interchange and the I-5 bridge over the Rose Quarter Transit Center. The project also will replace the median barrier along I-5 from the Rose Quarter to north of the Hawthorne Bridge. The new barrier will be 10 inches taller than the existing barrier to improve safety of the highway.

When I-5 construction begins in May 2017, there will construction and nighttime noise. Noise will come from heavy equipment, construction trucks, beeping noise when construction vehicles are in reverse (a requirement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and equipment such as concrete saws and dri​lls.

Working at night is necessary to keep daytime traffic flowing on the heavily traveled freeway.

Lane and ramp closures for I-5 construction will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends. There will be no daytime lane or ramp closures.

Impacts to I-5 & connections to I-84

No full closures of I-5 will take place. This project will require nighttime lane closures on I-5 during bridge and median barrier work.

Ramp closures & detour information

Work on ramps at the Morrison Interchange and work on I-5 will require nighttime ramp closures. Only one ramp will be closed at a time.The impacted ramps and detour information will be provided on this project page soon.

​Working at night is necessary to keep daytime traffic flowing on the heavily traveled freeway.


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Restaurants Open Christmas Day 2016

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

I-5 travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016. (This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Restaurants located at Interstate Service Plazas and Welcome Centers may be required to stay open.

– Updated 12/19/16  –

  • A&W Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Arby’s – Company owned locations will close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Franchise locations may be open.
  • Au Bon Pain – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Auntie Anne’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bahama Breeze – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Baja Fresh – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Bakers Square – Open Christmas Eve. Open Christmas Day.
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Benihana – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bennigan’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Big Boy Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Blimpie Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bob Evans Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bonefish Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Boston Market – Some locations may be open on Christmas Day.
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Burger King – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Carl’s Jr. – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrows Restaurants – Most restaurants are open 365 days a year.
  • Carvel Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Checkers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cheesecake Factory – Open Christmas Eve. Most locations will be closed Christmas Day.
  • Chevys Fresh Mex – Most locations are open 365 Days a Year.
  • Chick-fil-A – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Church’s Chicken – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cici’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Claim Jumper – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Cold Stone Creamery – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Corner Bakery Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Cracker Barrel – Close Christmas Eve Day at 2 pm and closed on Christmas Day.
  • Culver’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dairy Queen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dave & Buster’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Del Taco – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Denny’s – Most locatiopns are open 364 days a year.
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Domino’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • El Pollo Loco – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • El Torito – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Famous Dave’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fazoli’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fire Mountain Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Firehouse Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Friendly’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Fuddruckers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Golden Corral – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Ground Round Grill & Bar – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Hardee’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • HomeTown Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Hooters – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Houlihan’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Huddle House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • IHOP – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • In-N-Out Burger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Jack-in-the-Box – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Jersey Mike’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Johnny Rockets – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • KFC – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Krystal – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Legal Sea Foods – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Long John Silver’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Luby’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Marie Callender’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • McDonald’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Melting Pot (The) – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • Miami Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Miller’s Ale House – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Mimi’s Cafe – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Morton’s Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ninety-Nine Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Old Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Olive Garden – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • On The Border – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.
  • P.F. Chang’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Panda Express – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Panera Bread – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Papa Gino’s Pizzeria – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa John’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Pizza Hut – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Pollo Tropical – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Quiznos Subs – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rainforest Cafe – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rax Roast Beef – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Rally – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Lobster – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Round Table Pizza – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Roy Rogers Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Ruby Tuesday – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Ryan’s – Most locations will be open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Sbarro – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli – Most locations will be open Christmas Evea Closed Christmas Day.
  • Shakey’s Pizza Parlor – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • Shoney’s – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Sizzler Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Smashburger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Smokey Bones – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Sonic Drive-In – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Starbucks – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Subway – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Taco Bell – Open Christm,as Eve. Company owned locations are closed on Christmas Day. Franchised locations may be open.
  • TCBY – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Texas Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • TGI Friday’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tijuana Flats – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tim Horton’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tony Roma’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day
  • UNO Chicago Grill – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Chrtistmas Day
  • Waffle House – Most locations are open 365 days a year.
  • Wayback Burgers – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wendy’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Whataburger – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • White Castle – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wienerschnitzel – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Wingstop – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Zaxby’s – Open Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day.

This list reflects information gathered from various sources. We are not responsible for it’s accuracy. This list will be updated as additional information becomes available. Open locations may have limited hours of operation.


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Nearly 49 Million Americans Will Travel This Thanksgiving

The American Automobile Association (AAA) projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27.

“One million more Americans than last year will carve out time to visit with friends and family this Thanksgiving,” AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney said. “Most will travel on the tried and true holiday road trip, thanks to gas prices that are holding at close to $2 per gallon. Others will fly, take the bus or set off on a cruise to celebrate with their loved ones.”

Driving remains most popular mode of travel for Thanksgiving
The vast majority—more than 89 percent—of holiday travelers will drive this Thanksgiving. The 43.5 million Americans planning a Thanksgiving road trip represents an increase of 1.9 percent over last year. Air travel is expected to increase 1.6 percent, with 3.69 million Americans flying to their holiday destinations. Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses, will increase only slightly this Thanksgiving, to 1.44 million travelers.

Thanksgiving gas prices second-cheapest in nearly a decade
Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.17, 12 cents more than the average price on Thanksgiving last year ($2.05). Most U.S. drivers will pay the second-cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008, when the national average was $1.85.


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Restaurant Discounts for I-5 Road Warriors

Here’s a new website  for those of us looking to save some money on meals for our next trip down I-5.  511Coupons.com points you to coupons, special deals and discounts for restaurants throughout the United States.

Fast food, fast casual, casual, family style, ethnic and fine dining restaurants are all represented on this website. You’ll find just about every national and regional chain here as well, with info on individual offerings.

It’s another great travel tool for anyone planning their next vacation, weekend getaway or business trip. 511Coupons.com


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Night Time Paving on Oregon I-5 Planned Starting Sunday

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that night time paving of southbound I-5 near the Kuebler Interchange is planned starting this Sunday evening through Thursday evening of next week. The paving is part of the Kuebler Interchange Project.

Travelers going southbound on I-5 at Kuebler can expect single lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. during the week. Travelers should use caution and slowdown in the construction zone.

The project is on time to be completed in late October.


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Ramp and Lane Closures Coming on I-5 Near Downtown Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that nighttime ramp and lane closures are under way this week and may continue through September on Interstate 5 south of downtown Portland as crews resume final work on the paving project between the Marquam Bridge and Southwest Capitol Highway.

Most night closures will begin at 7:30 p.m. and conclude by 6 a.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. on the weekends.

Thursday Sept. 8

  • Varying I-5 northbound lane closures in northern end of the project, 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Closure of the northbound I-5 ramp to Southwest Macadam Avenue, exit 299A.

Friday Sept. 9.

  • Closure of northbound I-5 ramp to Harbor Way from exit 299B closes at 8 p.m., the ramp to northbound I-405 closes at 10 p.m.
    Ramp to northbound I-405 remains closed 10 p.m. to 8 .m. Saturday.

Saturday Sept. 10

  • Closure of southbound I-405 ramp to southbound I-5, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Closure of southbound Harbor Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • The closures are part of the final construction activities in the project to repave seven miles of I-5, most of which was completed in 2015.

The schedule is subject to change based on weather and site conditions.


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Lane Closures, Traffic Delays on I-5 in Northwest Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts on Interstate 5 in Northwest Oregon thru September, 2016.

I-5 MP 250.15 to 251.76

  • Expect night time paving on Kuebler. Expect mid-day lane closures south bound off ramp with possible lane closures. Caution. Ramps Affected. Project Summary: The I-5 Kuebler Interchange Project will address the increasing congestion at the interchange by modifying the existing southbound off ramp, which will decrease the conflicts at Kuebler that have caused back-ups on I-5 southbound. The new ramp will meet modern standards and contain excess capacity. The project will also add a westbound to southbound I-5 loop on ramp and modify the eastbound to southbound I-5 on ramp.

I-5 MP 253.55

  • I-5 NB Exit 253 ramp to OR22 (Salem) Effective September 22, 2016, the ramp from I-5 northbound Exit 253 to OR22 will be intermittently closed between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 26, 2016.

I-5 MP 253.83

  • I-5 SB on-ramp from OR22 WB (Salem) Effective September 21, 2016, the ramp from OR22 westbound to I-5 southbound will be intermittently closed between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 23, 2016.

I-5 MP 254.22

  • I-5 NB on-ramp from OR22 WB (Salem) Effective September 22, 2016, the ramp from OR22 westbound to I-5 northbound will be intermittently closed between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 26, 2016.

I-5 MP 254.25

  • I-5 SB Exit 253 ramp to OR22 (Salem) Effective September 21, 2016, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 253 to OR22 will be intermittently closed between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 23, 2016.

I-5 MP 259.69

  • I-5 SB on-ramp from Chemawa Rd (Salem) Effective September 1, 2016, the ramp from Chemawa Rd to I-5 southbound will be restricted to 12 feet 00 in. in width on Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is October 7, 2016.

I-5 MP 263.23

  • I-5 SB on-ramp from Brooklake Rd (Brooks) Effective September 20, 2016, the ramp from Brooklake Rd to I-5 southbound will be closed between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 21, 2016.
    Updated: 09/07/2016 7:00 pm

I-5 MP 278.84

  • I-5 SB Exit 278 off-ramp to Ehlen Rd (Aurora) Effective September 19, 2016, the I-5 southbound Exit 278 off-ramp to Ehlen Road will be closed between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 20, 2016.

I-5 MP 291.9 to 292.6

  • Full closure of the bridge from 9:30 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Drivers can use Exit 292B to Kruse Way and then turn right to continue onto OR 217.

I-5 MP 294.03 to 300.94

  • I-5 MP 294 to MP 301 NB & SB (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, this section of I-5 will be restricted to 14 feet 10 in. in height northbound, and 15 feet 00 in. in height southbound, between the hours of 9 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 294.03 to 300.94

  • I-5 MP 294 to MP 301 NB & SB (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, this section of I-5 will be restricted to 12 feet 00 in. in width between the hours of 9 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 294.21 to 305.44

  • Night lane and ramp closures from Capitol Highway to the Marquam Bridge. Nighttime lane, ramp and shoulder closures from SW Capitol Highway to the Marquam Bridge from Tuesday through mid-September from 7:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Nighttime ramp closures at Northbound Capitol Highway on-ramp, Taylors Ferry Road off-ramp (Exit 295) and northbound on-ramps from SW Terwilliger Boulevard and SW Spring Garden Street Tuesday. Nighttime ramp closure of northbound SW Macadam Avenue off-ramp (Exit 299A) Thursday. Nighttime ramp closure on the ramp from northbound I-5 to northbound I-405/Harbor Drive (Exit 299B) Friday. Nighttime ramp closure on the ramp from southbound I-405 to southbound I-5 and the southbound Harbor on-ramp beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Closures are also expected to occur on the southbound Multnomah off-ramp (Exit 296B), southbound Barbur Boulevard off-ramp (Exit 294), and southbound Capitol Highway on-ramp for utility work.

I-5 MP 294.86

  • I-5 SB on-ramp from Capitol Hwy (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from Capitol Hwy to I-5 southbound will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 5:30 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 8 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 295.21

  • I-5 NB on-ramp from Capitol Hwy (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from Capitol Hwy to I-5 northbound will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 5:30 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 8 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 296.3

  • I-5 SB Exit 296A ramp to Barbur Blvd/OR99W (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 296A to Barbur Blvd (OR99W) will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 5:30 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 8 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 296.32

  • I-5 NB on-ramp from Spring Garden Rd (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from Spring Garden Rd to I-5 northbound will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 5:30 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 8 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 296.68

  • I-5 SB Exit 296B ramp to Multnomah Blvd (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 296B to Multnomah Blvd will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 5:30 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 8 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 296.96

  • I-5 NB on-ramp from Multnomah Blvd (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from Multnomah Blvd to I-5 northbound will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 5:30 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 8 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 297.43

  • I-5 NB on-ramp from Terwilliger Blvd (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from Terwilliger Blvd to I-5 northbound will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 5:30 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 8 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 299.17

  • I-5 NB Exit 299A ramp to OR43/Macadam Ave (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from I-5 northbound Exit 299A to Macadam Ave (OR43) will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 5:30 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 8 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 299.17

  • I-5 NB Exit 299A ramp to OR43 (Macadam Ave) – Portland Effective August 14, 2016, the ramp from I-5 northbound Exit 299A to OR43 (Macadam Ave) will be closed. Estimated date of completion is August 29, 2016.

I-5 MP 299.25

  • I-5 SB on-ramp from OR43/Hood Ave (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from Hood Ave (OR43) to I-5 southbound will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 5:30 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 8 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 299.52

  • I-5 NB Exit 299B to I-405 NB (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from I-5 northbound Exit 299B to I-405 northbound will be intermittently closed on Friday and Saturday nights between the hours of 10 PM & 9 AM. In addition, the ramp from I-5 northbound to Harbor Dr northbound will be closed during the same time. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 299.56

  • I-5 SB on-ramp from Harbor Dr (Portland) Effective August 19, 2016, the ramp from Harbor Dr to I-5 northbound will be intermittently closed per the following schedule: Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 10 PM & 5 AM, Friday nights between the hours of 10 PM & 7 AM, and Saturday nights between the hours of 11 PM & 8 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 301.911

  • I-5 SB Exit 301 ramp to I-84 EB (Portland) Effective September 16, 2016, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 301 to I-84 eastbound will be closed between the hours of 10 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 17, 2016.

I-5 MP 302

  • Day lane and sidewalk closures on N. Broadway and city streets. Night lane closures on ramps and N. Broadway. Daytime, periodic single lane and sidewalk closures on N. Broadway Street and local city streets Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bicyclists and pedestrians will be provided access through detour routes. Please be alert and follow detour signs.

I-5 MP 306.97

  • I-5 SB Exit 306 ramp to Interstate Ave (OR99W) – Portland Effective September 13, 2016, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 306 to Interstate Ave (OR99W) will be intermittently closed between the hours of 7:30 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 30, 2016.

I-5 MP 308.38

  • I-5 SB MP 308.38 NB (Interstate Bridge – Portland) Effective September 14, 2016, this section of I-5 northbound will be closed between the hours of 11 PM & 6 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 15, 2016.

I-5 MP 308.38

  • I-5 SB MP 308.38 SB (Interstate Bridge – Portland) Effective September 15, 2016, this section of I-5 southbound will be closed between the hours of 10 PM & 5 AM. Effective September 16, 2016, this section of I-5 southbound will be closed between the hours of 10 PM & 8 AM. Estimated date of completion is September 17, 2016.

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Oregon I-5 Ramp Closed This Weekend, Expect Delays, Seek Alternate Routes

Oregon Department of Transportation reports the following traffic advisory for Interstate 5:

  • The ramp from northbound Interstate 5 to OR 217 will be closed Saturday night through Monday morning as work continues on a new deck surface.
  • The ramp closure will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday night and continue until 5 a.m. Monday morning. The closure will be in place during the same times starting Saturday Aug. 20 until 5 a.m. Monday Aug. 22.
  • When the ramp is closed, travelers will be directed to exit 292B, the next exit north, and turn right at the traffic signal onto Kruse Way leading to northbound OR 217.

All travelers should expect delays during the closure times or consider an alternate route.


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