We’re now into the third phase of the Big Fix PDX, and significant delays are underway are happening daily, as ODOT begins major summer construction projects for I-5 & I-84 through August.
Three of the bridges that connect I-5 and I-84 will be closed, at different times, over the next month. ODOT warns that the delays could last up to three hours at a time, with backups going all the way into the Columbia River Gorge.
Hey #PDXtraffic: We’re planning some major closures for construction on the Banfield Interchange & I-5 this summer as part of #BigFixPDX! ⚠🚗🚗🚗 See a map of all closures, plan ahead, & learn more about upcoming work here: https://t.co/u1kPNtMxCM https://t.co/7cTbWjQ1WM
— Oregon DOT (@OregonDOT) June 27, 2018
Recommendations for dealing with the #BigFixPDX from ODOT include adjusting work schedules, telecommuting, using mass transit and riding a bike to work. Even better, ODOT suggest just taking a vacation during this time.
- Friday, July 27 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2: Only one lane open on I-84 westbound from Lloyd Center to I-5. The far left lane will remain open during this period.
- 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27: I-84 westbound to I-5 southbound closed leaving only one lane of I-84 westbound open from Lloyd Center to I-5. The far right lane will remain open during this period.
Get more details on the closures here. Or check out the detours and closures map below: