Major Freeway Ramp Closure Starts Friday

Two freeway ramps along I-5 near downtown Portland will be closed the weekend of Nov. 8-11 for bridge joint replacements, including the Friday evening and Monday morning commutes.

The work is part of a project to repair aging freeway ramps on both sides of the Fremont Bridge, improving their condition and maintaining their safety for decades to come.

This weekend, ramps will be closed from 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, if weather allows. This work was previously scheduled in October but delayed due to weather.

The ramps are:

  • The ramp from southbound I-5 to southbound I-405, on the east end of the Fremont Bridge. Average daily traffic on this ramp was 39,980 in 2017.
  • The North Going Street on-ramp to southbound I-5. Average daily traffic on this ramp was 7,090 in 2017.

I-5 south will remain open, but travelers should expect delays, especially during commute hours, with increased traffic using I-5 south as a detour.

During the closure, traffic can still reach I-405 southbound and the Fremont Bridge on the two remaining bridge on-ramps: from northbound I-5 and from North Kerby Avenue.


  • When the ramp to southbound I-405 is closed, traffic can continue south on I-5 across the Marquam Bridge to northbound I-405 and continue north to U.S. 26 or I-405.
  • When the North Going Street on-ramp is closed, traffic can take the Going Street ramp onto northbound I-5 to the next exit, Rosa Parks Way, and turn left to take the ramp to southbound I-5.

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