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I-5 Bridge trunnion replacement project

Data: I-5 Bridge traffic down during trunnion repair project

October 21, 2020, 6:07pm Clark County News

During last month’s weeklong Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project, it quickly became clear that Clark County commuters were doing a pretty good job of staying off the freeway. Even… Read story

All northbound lanes of I-5 Bridge reopen Saturday morning

September 26, 2020, 8:54am Clark County News

All three lanes of the northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge reopened early Saturday morning — a day ahead of schedule — following a weeklong closure to replace components… Read story

A sign posted along West 5th Street notifies motorists the on-ramp to Interstate 5 southbound is closed Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020. Traffic was routed around the area and still allowed to continue south towards Portland.

Clark County drivers see wet conditions, moderate traffic in final I-5 Bridge repair commute

A sign posted along West 5th Street notifies motorists the on-ramp to Interstate 5 southbound is closed Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020. Traffic was routed around the area and still allowed to continue south towards Portland.

September 25, 2020, 6:21am Clark County News

Clark County drivers are seeing wet conditions but limited delays in what is expected to be the last day of their week of trunnion project commutes. Read story

Traffic in Vancouver is diverted into one lane Saturday as the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project begins. The project was delayed due to wildfires throughout the region.

Repair of I-5 Bridge nears end minus any calamity

Traffic in Vancouver is diverted into one lane Saturday as the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project begins. The project was delayed due to wildfires throughout the region.

September 24, 2020, 4:48pm Business

The work week at the core of the nine-day closure of the Interstate 5 Bridge is coming to an end, and Vancouver commuters appear to have dodged the worst of the predicted traffic apocalypse, apart from a few bumps throughout the week. Read story

Traffic flows smoothly in both directions in the western section of the Interstate Bridge on Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020. The northbound lanes in the eastern section of the bridge were closed because of a trunnion replacement project.

Swap-out part of I-5 Bridge work mostly done

Traffic flows smoothly in both directions in the western section of the Interstate Bridge on Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020. The northbound lanes in the eastern section of the bridge were closed because of a trunnion replacement project.

September 23, 2020, 5:39pm Clark County News

Wednesday marked the halfway point in the nine-day Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project, and Oregon Department of Transportation officials say the work is on track to wrap up on Sunday as scheduled. Read story

Standing water caused issues on Interstate 5 on Wednesday afternoon.

I-5 southbound backs up in Vancouver approaching I-5 Bridge

Standing water caused issues on Interstate 5 on Wednesday afternoon.

September 23, 2020, 12:29pm Clark County News

After a smooth morning commute despite some fall rain, Interstate 5 southbound started backing up just after noon Wednesday, the third workday of the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair.  Read story

The zipper machine makes its way across the Interstate 5 Bridge to adjust the central barrier and reverse the middle lane of traffic shortly after noon Tuesday.

Zipper machine moves barriers, transfers Interstate 5 Bridge traffic amid project

The zipper machine makes its way across the Interstate 5 Bridge to adjust the central barrier and reverse the middle lane of traffic shortly after noon Tuesday.

September 22, 2020, 6:36pm Clark County News

The logo on the side of the machine says Road Zipper. Press releases from the Washington and Oregon Departments of Transportation have at various times referred to it as a zipper barrier machine or zipper barrier truck, and one tweet from C-Tran affectionately dubbed it “Zippersaurus.” Read story

Work continues on the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project Monday morning. The project will replace a cracked trunnion and the sheaves at the top of the bridge's south tower.

Second day of trunnion commute off to smooth start in Vancouver

Work continues on the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project Monday morning. The project will replace a cracked trunnion and the sheaves at the top of the bridge's south tower.

September 22, 2020, 3:55pm Clark County News

The second morning of Clark County’s trunnion commute is off to a smooth start in Vancouver, with only limited southbound slowing in the mile before the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

Traffic flows smoothly in the southbound direction of Interstate 5 as motorists near the Interstate 5 Bridge on Monday morning. The greater backups tended to occur in the direction where traffic had only one lane of travel.

First weekday of Interstate 5 Bridge repair project: ‘Things went smoothly’

Traffic flows smoothly in the southbound direction of Interstate 5 as motorists near the Interstate 5 Bridge on Monday morning. The greater backups tended to occur in the direction where traffic had only one lane of travel.

September 21, 2020, 6:41pm Business

Work from home, they said. And it appears Vancouver listened. Read story

A crash closed the sole southbound lane of Interstate 5 on Monday afternoon before 2 p.m.

Crash closes southbound I-5 in Vancouver on first work day of bridge project

A crash closed the sole southbound lane of Interstate 5 on Monday afternoon before 2 p.m.

September 21, 2020, 1:45pm Clark County News

A crash in the single southbound lane of Interstate 5 has stopped traffic on the bridge, according to transportation officials. The backup already stretches north of 39th Street into Minnehaha and is causing issues on arterial streets in downtown.  Read story