Night closure on I-5 in both directions on Thursday, July 9

Interstate 5 will be closed in both directions between Interstate 84 and the Marquam Bridge Thursday night as part ODOT’s sign replacement project. The closure will begin at 10 p.m. Thursday July 9 with all lanes open again by 5 a.m. Friday July 10. This is the first of several nighttime closures this summer for the project. I-5 traffic coming from both the south and the north will be routed onto Interstate 405. The ramp from southbound I-5 to eastbound I-84 will remain open. ODOT is replacing the green highway signs on I-5 between Southwest Corbett Avenue and North Lombard... read more

Lanes closed on Swan Island this weekend

Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on Swan Island’s Channel Avenue from Dolphin Street to Anchor Street, as well as Ballast Street and Commerce Street this weekend. The lane closures are in effect this Saturday and Sunday from 7 am through 5 pm. The lane closures will allow crews to pave 1.76 lane miles. Access will be maintained for businesses during the project. The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers,... read more

Swan Island at sunset

Being a tower crane operator has its perks–like enjoying a spectacular view of the island, Willamette River, west hills and North Portland bluff during the day.  And this kind of view at sunset.  The photo was taken at the Daimler Corporate Headquarters construction site by Dennis (“Spike”) Schmit, Hoffman Construction Company employee.  Construction will be finished by next year.  ... read more