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The major shift of traffic at the Woodburn Interchange scheduled for September 16

ODOT News Release - September 8, 2014

The final major shift of traffic from the south side to north side of the Woodburn Interchange is scheduled to occur during the evening of Tuesday, September 16. The traffic shift is to accommodate construction activity that will begin on the south side of the road.  On September 16, traffic will be shifted on to the newly widened and paved north side of OR 214.

At that time, the new bridge over Interstate 5 will be complete and all traffic will be using the new lanes on the bridge and north side of the road in the interchange area.  In addition, the new southbound I-5 loop ramp will be complete and all traffic going southbound on I-5 will use the new loop ramp.  This traffic configuration will remain until the new southbound 1-5 on-ramp is completed. 

While motorists should not experience delays, it may take a day or two to become familiar with the new configuration.  Other alignment changes are ongoing.  Signs will be posted warning motorists of the changes.  As with all the alignment changes on this project, motorists should proceed with caution and follow the signs and striping through this area. 

Construction on the project began last summer.   Most of the funding for the project comes from the Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA), a funding plan adopted by the 2009 Oregon Legislature to improve and upgrade the state’s transportation system.

Major project elements include:  OR 214/219 improvements to a half mile east and west of the interchange; a reconstructed interchange that includes higher capacity on and off ramps, and wider bridge over I-5; new multi-modal transit/park and ride facility with electric vehicle charging stations; and “gateway” design package that will be unique to Woodburn and promote economic development.

Map of traffic switch and new ramp opening September 16th.

Map of traffic switch and new ramp opening September 16th.