Tag Archives: lane closure

Bridge Repairs Begin on I-5 in Oregon. Expect Delays

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that repairs begin next week on two Interstate 5 bridges that span Crowson Road south of Ashland. The work requires reducing I-5 traffic to a single lane in each direction.

The $2.5 million rehabilitation project will occur during daylight hours. The work requires a traffic crossover, allowing prime contractor Carter and Company to close one bridge while working on the other. The contractor will set signs, build crossovers and eventually pour new concrete decks on the twin bridges located near the Siskiyou Summit chain up area (milepost 13).

The bridges were part of the original I-5 construction project and date back to the mid-1960s. The decks are old and in poor shape with concrete spalling.

Hydroblasting will remove poor concrete. Hydroblasting utilizes high-pressure water to remove deteriorated concrete, providing an excellent bonding surface for repair material and new coating applications. Unlike jackhammers, hydroblasting does not produce vibrations throughout a structure and therefore does not introduce micro fractures.

During the hydroblasting, Crowson Road will be under flagger control.

This bridge repair work will continue through the end of September.


On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!

I-5 Ramp in Oregon Closed Thru June 11

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that the Bertha Boulevard on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 will be closed the weekend of June 8-11 for maintenance.

The ramp will close at 9:00 p.m. Friday June 8 and re-open no later than 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 11.

Travelers should find an alternate ramp to northbound I-5.


On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide, I-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!

Plan Additional Travel Time for I-5 Construction in Washington

Late night and early morning drivers who travel on Interstate 5 in Lacey are encouraged to plan additional time to their trips. Starting as soon as Monday, June 18, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin a project to replace aging and worn I-5 bridge expansion joints at Martin Way.

Night work

  • Night single-lane closures will begin as early as 9 p.m. in both directions of I-5.
  • All lanes will reopen no later than 5:30 a.m. weekdays.
  • All work is weather-dependent.
  • The project is expected to be complete by mid-summer.

Expansion joints are a critical component for bridges. They allow sections of a bridge to expand and contract with changing temperatures and traffic loads. The expansion joints on these bridges are decades old.

This work is similar to a previous WSDOT project that replaced aging bridge expansion joints at Pacific Avenue in Olympia last summer.


On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!

First ‘Revive I-5’ Weekend With Lane Closures Now in the Books

Favorable weather over the weekend allowed for major preservation work on northbound Interstate 5 between the West Seattle Bridge and downtown Seattle. The focus now shifts to this coming weekend’s work.

This past weekend Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews poured the equivalent of more than 150 cement mixer loads of concrete in the right lanes of I-5 near the West Seattle Bridge and replaced the right half of six expansion joints underneath the Seattle Convention Center.

“There is so much to do on I-5 to keep it reliable for freight haulers and commuters that it’s important to complete this work as soon as possible,” said Project Engineer Dave Lindberg. “We understand the weekend work is inconvenient for people, but these lane and ramp closures allow us to do a large amount of work in a short period of time.”

More lane reductions this weekend
Additional work is scheduled for the weekend of April 28-29, when the crews will reduce northbound I-5 to two lanes in the same area. This time contractors will complete the following work:

  • Replace more concrete on the interstate near the West Seattle Bridge as well as under the I-90 interchange.
  • Replace the left half of seven expansion joints between University and Mercer streets.

Lane reductions will begin near Michigan Street at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, and will wrap up by 5 a.m. Monday, April 30. Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes between the West Seattle Bridge and downtown. All northbound I-5 traffic will be routed through the collector-distributor lanes. People who drive should note that the collector-distributor is temporarily restriped so the right lane is an exit only to Madison Street. This configuration will remain in place through the summer.

Plan ahead and use alternatives
With northbound I-5 limited to two lanes, people who use the freeway will need to plan to use alternatives:

  • Transit, carpools and vanpools
  • I-405, I-90, and state routes 99, 509 and 599
  • Travel before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m.
  • Consider postponing discretionary trips

On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!

New Lane Construction Requires Closures on I-5 in Washington

The Washington Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with the I-5 Mounts Rd to Center Dr. – Auxiliary Lane Extension construction project (mileposts 116.3 to 118.5).

Crews are building a new auxiliary lane on northbound I-5 between Mounts Road and Center Drive.

Work Schedule: Northbound I-5 between Mounts Road and Center Drive will have up to three lanes closed each night for striping:

  • 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night from Monday, March 12, through Wednesday, March 14
  • 10 p.m. Thursday, March 15, to 5 a.m. Friday, March 16
  • 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, to 8 a.m. Saturday, March 17

Northbound I-5 ramp closures

The following ramps will close Monday through Thursday between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., and on Friday from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

  • Mounts Road on-ramp to northbound I-5
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the Mounts Road weigh station
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Center Drive (exit #118)
  • Center Drive on-ramp to northbound I-5

Southbound I-5 lane and ramp closures

  • Lane closures on southbound I-5 near Mounts Road are scheduled each night next week from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for pavement repair. The Mounts Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!

Lane and Ramp Closures, Detours for I-5 Construction in Tacoma This Week

The Washington Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-5 construction and maintenance operations on the I-5 – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road HOV Project (Mileposts 134 – 136).

This project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge.

Monday, March 12

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 13

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 14

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, March 15

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
  • All lanes of northbound I-5 will detour through the Portland Avenue interchange and across the new Puyallup River Bridge from 11:59 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. Law enforcement will be at the Portland Avenue intersection to assist with traffic control.
  • The right lane of southbound SR 167 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.

Friday, March 16

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 16, I-705, SR 7 and 26th Street I-5 via the c/d will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday. Drivers will detour via southbound I-5 to the South 56th interchange to northbound I-5.
  • Southbound SR 167 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will detour to I-705 and SR 509 from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.

Additional lane closures are scheduled each night on northbound and southbound I-5 between Port of Tacoma Road to South 56th Street.


On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!

Expect Delays for Nighttime Construction on I-5 in Sacramento Area

The California Department of Transportation is alerting motorists to be prepared for nighttime construction work as emergency pavement repairs are made for the northbound and southbound directions on Interstate 5 between Elk Grove and South Sacramento.

From south of Cosumnes River Boulevard to Pocket Road Caltrans contractors will begin lane closures on Sunday, February 4 through Thursday, February 8 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the northbound direction and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the southbound direction.

Motorists are advised to prepare for traffic congestion and are encouraged to plan ahead for possible delays. Weather or unexpected events may delay or prolong the work.

The California Department of Transportation encourages motorists to “Be Work Zone Alert”, to “Slow for the Cone Zone” and “Move Over” whenever it is safe to do so when amber or flashing lights indicate the presence of highway workers or emergency personnel on the roadway.


On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!

Ramp Closures, Detours for I-5 Construction in Tacoma This Week

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-5 construction in the Tacoma area this week. This project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge.

Monday, February 5 

  • Northbound I-5 exit #136A and #136B to Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 6

  • Northbound I-5 exit #136A and #136B to Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 7

  • Northbound I-5 exit #136A and #136B to Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, February 8

  • Northbound I-5 exit #136A and #136B to Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday.
  • Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.

Friday, February 9

  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to I-705 and 26th Street will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.

Additional lane closures are scheduled each night on northbound and southbound I-5 between Port of Tacoma Road to South 38th Street and on eastbound SR 16 to northbound I-5.

Long-term ramp closure:

The southbound I-5 ramp to SR 7 is closed around the clock into winter 2018. Drivers who use the SR 7 ramp are being detoured using northbound I-705, the SR 509 interchange and southbound I-705. During the closure, crews are reconstructing the ramp so it matches the new alignment of I-5. Crews are also building permanent retention ponds, installing drains and electrical components, and advancing work on the McKinley Way overpass.


On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!

Lane Closures for I-5 Construction in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that construction crews will be upgrading the lighting at Elm Street, Oak Street and Allen Street along I-5.

Construction is taking place between mileposts 28.57 and 42.0

As a result, a single-lane on either direction of I-5, between Oak Street and Allen Street will be closed daily, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm from Monday, January 29 to Friday, February 1.

NOTE: All work is weather dependent.


On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!

I-5 Construction Continues, Expect Delays Near Sacramento

The Riverfront project on Interstate 5 near downtown Sacramento will continue nighttime ramp closures and lane restrictions for the rest of January and into late February.

The I-5 section from north of U.S. Highway 50 to just south of Richards Boulevard is scheduled for nightly pavement work that will last into the early morning. Caltrans contractors will continue to work on southbound and northbound I-5 as weather and temperatures permit.

The daily schedule is from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday.

Caltrans urges all motorists to use an alternate route, expect additional travel times and/or delays.


On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides:  I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit GuideI-10 Exit GuideI-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!