Traffic shift coming in I-5 project
Starting later this month, the right turn lane onto northbound Interstate 5 from Highway 214 will be closed for approximately two weeks due to the continued construction on the Oregon Department of Transportations Woodburn Interchange Project.
Motorists will be directed to access I-5 northbound directly from the OR 214 through traffic lane.
The temporary closure is part of the next stage of construction in which the contractor continues to build the new roadway on the north side of 214. The contractor has been gradually shifting traffic to the south on 214 to work on segments of the roadway. When the north side of 214 is finished later this year, traffic will then be shifted to the north side so the contractor can work on the south side.
Motorists should be alert to the increased construction activity. While the staging in and around the I-5 bridge will vary, all four lanes on the bridge will be open during peak daytime hours. Also, all lanes of traffic on 214 and Highway 219 will remain open during peak daytime hours.
All areas will be signed and striped to warn motorists of the changes, and to aid traffic flow and enhance safety. Motorists should proceed with caution through this area.
Construction on the project began last summer. Most of the funding for the project comes from the Jobs and Transportation Act, a funding plan adopted by the 2009 Oregon Legislature to improve and upgrade the states transportation system.
For the latest project information, visit www.woodburninterchange.com.