Highway 217 Lane Closure Planned

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Beginning the night of Friday, July 21, ODOT crews will reduce a 3/4-mile section of northbound OR 217 to one lane, starting at the I-5 interchange and ending near the OR 99W interchange. The closure will be in place around-the-clock for 11 days. Expect traffic slowdowns, delays and significant congestion in this section of OR 217, I-5 as it approaches OR 217 and the surrounding area. The lane reopens Monday morning, July 31.

This is for work on the Highway 217 Auxiliary Lane Project.

There will also be two ramp closures:

• The 72nd Avenue on-ramp to northbound OR 217 will close for the full 11 days from July 21 to July 31.

Detour: Continue east on 72nd Avenue and turn left (west) on OR 99W. Use the OR 99W on-ramp to head north on OR 217.

• The OR 99W off-ramp from northbound OR 217 will close for four days starting Friday night, July 21 and reopen Monday morning, July 24.

Detour: Continue north on OR 217 to the Greenburg Road off-ramp (exit 5). Use the on-ramp to get onto southbound OR 217 and exit at OR 99W.

These closures are needed to build a section of the new auxiliary lane on OR 217, which will reduce congestion by giving drivers more space and time to merge safely when it opens in 2025.

This will have big impacts for people traveling through the area during these 11 days. ODOT anticipates traffic back-ups on the ramp detour routes as well.

Note that the northbound OR 99W on-ramp to OR 217 north that is currently closed will reopen by July 21.

Source: ODOT

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