I-5 Paving To Cause Delays


Travelers should plan for delays of up to 30 minutes as a paving project gets under way on Interstate 5 between Woodburn and Salem.

More than 12 miles of road will be paved, including six bridges. The work is scheduled to take place at night.


• May 13: Work begins on the bridges, with nightly lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings. The speed limit in the construction zone is 50 mph for work zone safety with Oregon State Police monitoring traffic.

• May 19: Paving begins on the northbound I-5 lanes between Brooks and Woodburn, the first section of the project. Lane closures begin as early as 7 p.m. and continue as late as 9 a.m., Sunday night to Friday morning.

The project is scheduled for completion by October.

This stretch of Interstate 5 was last paved 11 years ago and is deteriorating. Paving now creates a smoother, quieter drive for thousands of daily travelers and avoids the greater expense caused by waiting until the highway deteriorates further.

For more information, go to the project web site at https://go.usa.gov/xmRKK

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