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All three lanes open again on Interstate Bridge NB span - 09/26/20

All three lanes on the northbound span of the Interstate Bridge are again fully open following a week-long closure to replace aging parts in the lift mechanism. Crews have also re-opened four nearby Interstate 5 ramps that have been closed for the past week and the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Vancouver City Center. Re-opening of the northbound span means that the left lane of southbound I-5 over the bridge is closed around-the-clock for one week while crews reconnect the median barrier and wrap up the project.

Know before you go. You can view real time traffic conditions and ODOT road cameras on TripCheck.com and see Washington conditions and cameras at wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts.


One lane now open over the NB span of the Interstate Bridge - 09/25/20

ODOT re-opened one lane of the northbound span of the Interstate Bridge late Friday after a seven-day closure to replace aging parts in the lift mechanism.

Full re-opening of all three lanes of the northbound span will take place over the next several hours. Crews over the next several hours will also re-open the four nearby Interstate 5 ramps which have been closed since Sunday and the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Vancouver City Center.

All NB I-5 lanes closed after wrong-way crash - 09/22/20

All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 are closed at OR 99W in Southwest Portland following a wrong-way crash early Tuesday. Traffic must exit the freeway at Exit 294, and may return to the northbound lanes at Terwilliger Boulevard. As an alternate route to downtown Portland, traffic may use OR 217 north to U.S. 26 east. The closure is expected to remain in place for several hours as crews cleanup an extensive debris field.  

SB Interstate Bridge open again a Friday morning crash - 09/11/20

All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 are again open over the Interstate Bridge following a crash just south of the bridge on the Oregon side.

High winds and dry conditions may mean wildfire problems - 09/07/20

High winds and dry conditions not only spell extreme fire danger but could bring trees down onto the highways.

Travelers returning home Monday on the last day of the three-day Labor Day weekend should use great caution and be extra aware of road conditions. High winds  and extremely dry conditions could mean more trees falling into the highways.

Motorists should keep their hot vehicles away from dry grass, make sure chains aren’t dragging and causing sparks and never throw flammable materials out the window. Remember, the devastating Eagle Creek Fire of 2017 was caused by a single, legal piece of fireworks.

We all have a role in trying to limit wildfires in Oregon, especially in the hot, dry and windy conditions we face this week.

Go to Tripcheck.com for real time road conditions.