ODOT releases traffic jam Spotify playlist


Starting Sunday night, a major thoroughfare for Portland drivers will be closed 24/7 for two weeks.

The Interstate 5 southbound ramp to Interstate 84 eastbound will close starting at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Drivers are being told to brace for rush hour-like traffic all day long. They’re also being told to plan alternate routes, take TriMet or even take a vacation to avoid the mess.

With that closure, the Oregon Department of Transportation is expecting some major traffic jams.

That’s why they came up with a Spotify playlist called “Gridlock Grooves.” Drivers must have a Spotify account to listen to the playlist.

ODOT says the playlist is designed to help ease the pain of getting stuck in traffic.

There are 23 songs on the list from all genres of music.

Some of the songs include “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads, “Stuck in the Middle” by MIKA and “It’s Too Late” by Carole King.

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