Bad weather and unexpected road repairs have delayed the reopening of the ramp from U.S. 30 to northbound Interstate 405.
Re-opening is now expected by 5 a.m. Thursday, May 7, three days after the scheduled re-opening of 5 a.m. Monday, May 4. The ramp closed April 17.
The delay became necessary when crews preparing the new concrete surface found areas of the old concrete that needed to be removed and repaired. Rain complicated the process.
The work is part of a project to repair and replace bridge joints on elevated sections of I-405 on both sides of the Fremont Bridge and install concrete surfaces on several ramps, including the ramp from U.S. 30 to I-405 north.
The repairs will improve roadway conditions and maintain long-term safety on this heavily traveled freeway.
Vehicles can take I-405 south to Interstate 5 north over the Marquam Bridge and continue on I-5 north or take Interstate 84 east. The Fremont Bridge remains open.
Bridge joint work will close the ramp from U.S. 30 to I-405 south May 10-18. This newly scheduled extended closure will replace joints on I-405 south, which was originally scheduled to occur over several weekends.
We are making schedule changes while we are experiencing lower traffic volumes in the region and to increase efficiency.
In October 2019, the ramp from U.S. 30 to I-405 south closed for concrete surface installation and joint replacements on the ramp itself. Now, the ramp closure is needed to replace different joints.
Work on the project began March 2019 and will last through the fall of 2020.