Sign installation to close section of 1-84 in Portland starting Friday night

By Jerzy Shedlock, Columbian staff writer



The Oregon Department of Transportation says Interstate 84 in Portland between two major freeways will be closed to traffic in both directions starting Friday at 11 p.m.

Oregon DOT said I-84 will close between Interstates 5 and 205. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 6 a.m. Saturday.

Single-lane and some ramp closures will begin as early as 8 p.m. Friday, the transportation department said.

The department plans to install new signs in hopes of improving safety on the road. One is being installed west of I-205 while another will be placed at Northeast 57th Avenue. A third sign will be installed at a later date, the transportation department said.

Officials warned drivers to expect delays and use alternate routes.