I-5 bridge closure delayed; now set for this Saturday
September 17, 2020
The Oregon Department of Transportation has rescheduled the start of the I-5 Interstate Bridge Trunnion Replacement Project for Sept. 19 following its postponement because of wildfires.
The northbound span had been set to close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday to replace major components of the lift mechanism on the 1917 span. The project will keep the northbound structure closed for nine days.
On Sept. 10, ODOT postponed the work to help keep the roads as clear as possible for wildfire evacuees and emergency responders.
On Sept. 11, after consultation with WSDOT, the construction team, the U.S. Coast Guard and other stakeholders, ODOT announced it would begin the closure one week late with closure of the northbound span beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.
The schedule could change depending on conditions.