ENDS FRIDAY: Visit the I-205 Improvements Project Online Open House

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Reminder: Our Online Open House is Available Through April 30

Un recordatorio: El evento de "Puertas Abiertas" (exposición) en línea está disponible hasta el 30 de abril

Improving Oregon's economy – safer, more reliable, earthquake-ready travel

Thank you to the nearly 900 people who have already visited the online open house! There is still time to participate. You can explore the I-205 Improvements Project online open house (English or Español) to watch a new video and learn more about the project through this Friday, April 30.

The project improves a seven-mile stretch of I-205 from Stafford Road in West Linn to OR 213 in Oregon City. It will add a third travel lane in each direction, improve the Abernethy Bridge and eight other bridges to withstand a major earthquake, and upgrade interchanges.

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Project Benefits

I-205 - Reduced Congestion

Reduced Congestion and Travel Times

The project reduces crashes and daily congestion by 4.75 hours each day by adding a third lane in each direction with shoulders that could accommodate future transit opportunities.

I-205 - Fewer Crashes

Fewer Crashes

Improved interchanges and on- and off-ramps will make travel safer, resulting in fewer crashes.

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Earthquake-Ready Bridges

The Abernethy Bridge and eight other I-205 bridges will be upgraded or replaced to withstand a major earthquake. An earthquake-ready corridor will support this critical lifeline route in providing supplies and services to the region after a disaster.

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Spotlight: Abernethy Bridge Upgrades

The project will upgrade the Abernethy Bridge to withstand a major earthquake and help improve congestion by adding a third travel lane. Once complete, the bridge will have three travel lanes in each direction plus one auxiliary lane for people entering and exiting I-205. 

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(Top left) Travel lanes on the I-205 Abernethy Bridge in its current configuration. (Bottom left) I-205 Abernethy Bridge after project construction, with an additional travel lane. (Right) A bird’s eye view traveling across the I-205 Abernethy Bridge with the additional travel lane.

Project Area

This project improves a seven-mile stretch of I-205 from Stafford Road in West Linn to OR 213 in Oregon City. Find out more in our online open house in English and Español now through this Friday, April 30.

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About the Project

The I-205 Improvements Project is part of a Comprehensive Congestion Management and Mobility Plan to comprehensively reduce congestion and crashes throughout the region. This project will create safer, more reliable, earthquake ready travel on I-205 by building a third travel lane in each direction, improving the Abernethy Bridge and 8 other bridges to withstand a major earthquake, and making operational improvements at interchanges and with RealTime Signs.

A safer, less congested corridor will support a healthy Oregon economy, and improve access to work, health and play.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments, please contact:
Phone: 503-731-8276 | Email: 205improvements@odot.state.or.us


For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.