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Posted on: June 6, 2019

I-105 Work Westbound June 10-August

Work on I-105 in downtown Eugene increases in the westbound lanes in June. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is advising travelers  that they should expect extensive lane and ramp work from June 10 through the end of August. Fewer open lanes and a ramp closure mean more delays on I-105. There’s also the potential for increased traffic, especially during the evening commute hours, on other routes through Eugene such as Country Club Road, Coburg Road, and the Ferry Street Bridge area.


Westbound I-105

Beginning Monday, June 10: 

  • Two of the three westbound lanes close approaching the 6th Avenue off-ramp
  • Off-ramps to 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue/Jefferson Street are open


Beginning Monday, June 24:

  • The westbound 6th Avenue off-ramp closes for about four weeks
  • Lane closures will continue and change
  • The off-ramp to 7th Avenue/Jefferson Street is open, with a lane closed

All lanes and ramps will be open during the Lane County Fair, July 24 – 28.


Eastbound I-105

  • The 6th Avenue on-ramp to eastbound I-105 is scheduled to open on Saturday, June 15
  • Lane closures will continue and change


Traveler tips

Travelers should expect lane closures and shifts in traffic patterns in the construction work zone.

  • Know before you go at TripCheck.com.
  • Give yourself extra time, slow down, pay attention, and keep your mind on your driving.
  • Consider a different route, travel time, or way of getting where you are going.
  • Expect delays, and keep intersections open.
  • Watch for work crews, bikes and pedestrians.
  • Sign up for ODOT's e-updates 


Background

ODOT's Interstate 105 (Washington/Jefferson Street Bridge) Bridge Preservation Project is bringing bridges and ramps between Delta Highway and downtown Eugene up to current standards. The bridges were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s and need repair and upgrades. Work includes new bridge rail, deck paving, seismic retrofits, joint replacements, lights and other repairs. The $18 million project is scheduled to be completed in early 2021.


Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones. For updates on traffic, go to TripCheck.com or call 511.

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