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April 14, 2024

East Main Street bridge over I-5 to be closed for about five weeks

The East Main Street bridge over Interstate 5 closed Monday, April 10, and reopened Friday, June 9. ODOT photo
April 9, 2023

Redecking will also be done on Ashland Street bridge over rail tracks

East Main Street will be closed to traffic where it crosses over Interstate 5 starting Monday, April 10, until work on replacing the bridge deck is done in May, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced.

Drivers can detour on Highway 66/Ashland Street to Tolman Creek Road.

A sign facing eastbound traffic on East Main Street near Clay Street warns drivers the bridge over Interstate 5 will be closed from Monday, April 10, through Monday, May 1. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling

After the contractor on the $3.5 million project, ​Car​ter and Company of Salem, has completed work on that bridge, originally built in 1962, it will move on to the bridge where Highway 66/Ashland Street crosses the railroad tracks. That road will remain open while work is performed. Alternating lane closures will be in effect. Work there is expected to wrap up in August.

More information is available at the project website, AshlandBridgeDecks.com.

Lanes will close but the Highway 66/Ashland Street bridge crossing over the rail tracks will remain open will work is done from May into August, ODOT has announced. ODOT photo
An ODOT graphic shows the recommended detour to use while the East Main Street Bridge over Interstate 5, top left, is closed from April 10 until approximately May 1 for installation of a new deck.
Bert Etling

Bert Etling

Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.

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