All I-5 Lanes Reopened at Fern Valley

fern valleyPHOENIX, Ore. — After several weeks, all four lanes of Interstate 5 are reopened near the Fern Valley interchange.

The Oregon Department of Transportation has been working at the site to remodel the interchange, and I-5 had been at two lanes for most of the last month.

All lanes reopened at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, one day ahead of schedule.

The speed limit through the construction zone will still be set at 50 miles per hour

Now ODOT will begin work on the Fern Valley overpass itself, and will change the location of the off ramps for I-5.

“You’ll see a lot of work, especially this summer, start to transition over to the actual interchange area,” said Gary Leaming with ODOT.

Work on the entire $72 million project is expected to continue until September 2016.