Stretch of I-84 closed Friday night into Saturday morning while ODOT installs road signs

I-84 between I-5 and I-205 will close Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 overnight while ODOT installs large road signs. KATU photo

PORTLAND, Ore. – A large section of Interstate 84 will be closed overnight Friday into Saturday morning in both directions from Interstate 5 to Interstate 205.

The Oregon Department of Transportation says the closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday and the interstate should reopen at 6 a.m. Saturday.

ODOT plans to install big signs to make the roadway safer for drivers. The signs will span across the freeway.

One will be installed just west of I-205. The other will be at Northeast 57th Avenue. There will be a third sign installed at a later date.

It’s all part of ODOT’s Real Time Information Network for drivers. It gives drivers information in real time that would help them drive safer.

“A lot of this information is done automatically by sensors in the road,” said Don Hamilton from ODOT. “There’s the advisory speed signs that let you know, “Slow down, there’s a problem up ahead.”

These signs have reduced crashes on Highway 217.

ODOT will be expanding the project on I-5, I-205 and the Sunset Highway.

The signs will be installed overnight Friday, but they won’t be activated until the summer.

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