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VIDEO: I-84 westbound opens ahead of schedule

 
VIDEO: I-84 westbound opens ahead of schedule
Posted Monday, July 22nd 2013 @ 6am  by Brad Ford

A round-the-clock work schedule helped road crews finished the re-paving project on I-84 westbound ahead of schedule.

The freeway re-opened at 3:25 a.m. Monday.  It was expected to re-open as late as 5 a.m.

Crews ground off the old road surface and re-paved the entire length from I-205 to I-5.

There will be one more closure from 11 p.m. Saturday August 3 through 5 a.m. Monday August 4, so crews can reconfigure the interchange with I-5 from westbound i-84. 

The ramp has been the scene of several crashes including one last month that sent a semi over the guard rail.

The two lanes on the ramp will be reduced to one, so drivers won't be faced with last second lane changes.

For more on the project, CLICK HERE.

Photo: ODOT

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