I-84 Is Closed This Weekend
Portions of I-84 will be closed throughout the weekend (10/08/21-10/11-21). The reason is that construction on a new bridge will be taking place. This bridge is for pedestrians and bicyclists and has been in the works for a few years. The closures will begin on Friday evening and last through very early Monday morning. It is unusual for an interstate to be closed this long. There are sure to be some delays as traffic must take other routes. As such, plan your weekend accordingly.
The city of Portland described the closures as follows:
Both eastbound and westbound I-84, along with on-ramps, will be closed, with some variations, around the clock from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11. Westbound I-84 will be closed from I-205 to I-5 and onramps at NE Halsey, NE Glisan, NE Sandy and NE 33rd will be closed. Eastbound I-84 will be closed from I-5 to NE Cesar Chavez Blvd. I-5 and I-205 will remain open.portland.gov
You can also view more specific information on tripcheck once the closure takes place.
Road Construction Injuries
Various accident types increase in probability when there is major construction like this. Rear-end accidents can sometimes happen during construction as people are not paying enough attention to sudden slowdowns that happen near construction. Head-on collisions may also happen if altered traffic patterns confuse drivers enough for them to enter an improper lane.
We are happy that this new route is being built as accidents between pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicles are very damaging. You can read more about the bridge here. Here at Johnson law we live in and work for our local community. We see firsthand the results of severe accidents between vehicles and less-protected individuals. The injuries and subsequent medical bills for these kinds of accidents are life-altering. We work to get your life back on track as best we can. We do this by fighting hard against insurance companies to make them pay you the fair settlement you are entitled to!
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, give the award-winning personal injury lawyers of Johnson Law a call. We will do a free case review of your matter during your initial consultation. Your path towards a better recovery may only be a phone call away. Get your questions answered with no obligation.
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