Southbound traffic on Interstate 5 will be shifted slightly beginning the night Monday, June 17, as a contractor with the Oregon Department of Transportation begins to remove a detour around a construction site at I-5 and Highway 20 at Albany.
Also occurring Monday night, the southbound I-5 off-ramp (exit 233) to Highway 20 at Albany will be closed from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 18.
The changes are related to a project to increase the vertical clearance of the southbound I-5 travel lanes under the Highway 20 overpass. Construction of the project began in March and is scheduled to be complete in July.
Next week, two lanes of southbound I-5 traffic, which had been shifted to the east to allow for the lowering of the highway, will be shifted back to the west, close to their final alignment. The far left lane will be closed at night to accommodate construction vehicles.
During the week, the contractor will continue to remove the detour by removing temporary barriers and other traffic control elements of the detour.
The ramp closure will occur only on Monday night/Tuesday morning.