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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Oregon DOT Issues Travel Advisories


The Oregon Department of Transportation issued several trucking advisories throughout the state.

On Interstate 5 northbound from milepost 150 to 152, the highway has been restricted to 11-foot width from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for bridge deck repairs. ODOT is informing motor carriers to avoid the area during the restricted times. No local detour is available. The restrictions are in effect to Aug. 15.

In effect since Monday, July 31, and expected to end Aug. 18, OR 47 between Clatskanie and the junction with OR 202 will be closed to truck traffic Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a paving project. Southbound traffic should detour to U.S. 30, to Larson Road, to Old Rainier Road, to Apiary Road, to OR 47. Reversed directions should be used for northbound traffic.

Another I-5 closure will affect the southbound Exit 78 off-ramp to Speaker Road. This closure will run from Aug. 13 to Aug. 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for overpass deck repairs. Truckers should use Exit 76, cross under I-5 and re-enter northbound to use the northbound Exit 78 off-ramp.

Lastly, a nine-foot width restriction already in place on Oregon 138W (Elkton-Sutherlin Highway) from milepost 5.5 to 7.0 has been extended to Aug. 6. The daily closures run from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. as the Umpqua River Bridge undergoes deck repair. Trucks that exceed the width restrictions should use Oregon 38 or I-5 as no local detours are available.

Truckers who need assistance with alternate routes can call ODOT’s Over Dimension Permit Unit at 503-373-000 Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers can also visit TripCheck.com or call 511 for current construction and travel info.