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Are you ready for round two? I-5 south closing again

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For the second time this month, a one-mile stretch of Interstate 5 southbound will close for a full weekend.

From Friday at 11 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m., the freeway will close between the Fremont Bridge and the Marquam Bridge.

ODOT hopes drivers will avoid using I-5 south and I-84 west during the weekend, and officials said those who do choose to use the two freeways will likely experience significant delays.

Drivers heading to the south side of Portland can use I-205 to get around the closure, or a detour will take them to I-405.

ODOT officials said drivers who need to head for I-84 should use I-405 to I-5 north.

The I-5 southbound closure requires closing the following ramps to keep motorists out of the work zone:

  • I-84 westbound to I-5 southbound
  • I-405 to I-5 southbound
  • I-5 southbound to I-84 eastbound
  • I-5 southbound on-ramp at the Rose Quarter
  • I-5 southbound on-ramp at Greely

Below is a schedule for the remaining closures. They are subject to change based upon weather; in fact, the closure last week was canceled due to rain.

  • 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday: I-5 southbound will close
  • 11 p.m. Aug. 3 to 5 a.m. Aug. 6: I-5 northbound will close
  • 11 p.m. Aug. 17 to 5 a.m. Aug. 20: I-5 northbound will close
  • 11 p.m. Aug. 14 to 5 a.m. Aug. 27: I-5 northbound will close

Closing the freeway will allow a contractor to replace damaged concrete panels and repair failed utilities under the freeway.

The resurfacing work will also require some weeknight freeway closures and on-ramp and off-ramp closures. ODOT will announce these closures as scheduled.

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