I-5 northbound exit to Aurora-Donald closes Monday for 2-week undertaking

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As a part of the undertaking to reconstruct the Aurora-Donald interchange from Interstate 5, the Oregon Division of Transportation will shut the northbound I-5 exit to Ehlen Highway (exit 278) all hours and days starting Monday, Aug. 1, and concluding Aug. 15.

The undertaking will lengthen and widen the northbound ramp on the exit.

A detour can be in place throughout the ramp closure. Northbound visitors will use I-5 exit 271 in Woodburn and journey by way of OR 214 to OR 99E to OR 551 then onto Ehlen Highway, as proven within the detour map.

Aurora/Donald exit closure map

Exit 278 closure detour mapCourtesy of ODOT

Different development within the space contains constructing a retaining and sound wall.  Anticipate delays on Ehlen Highway and for visitors utilizing I-5 southbound exit to Aurora/Donald.  Companies can be open, however entry and exit can be impacted.

Future development plans embrace changing the I-5 bridges over Ehlen Highway and reconstructing the freeway journey lanes to match the brand new bridges. No dates have been set for that work.

ODOT estimates roughly 32,000 automobiles use Exit 278 Aurora-Donald each day, or journey previous the ramps getting into and exiting I-5. The amount of visitors, proximity of roads and entry factors, and visibility points usually trigger congestion and security issues across the interchange. The exit was constructed about 60 years in the past and designed for a a lot decrease visitors quantity.

For extra particulars on the work, test the undertaking web page.

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