Friday, January 20, 2012

More Macadam / OR 43 closures

Macadam Avenue / Oregon 43 is not faring well with this storm.

Heads up if you commute between Lake Oswego and Portland:
Oregon 43 (Macadam) between Portland and Lake O is essentially closed today due to the road surface collapsing. One lane is open and delays could be up to 2 hours.

The latest update on ODOT's TripCheck site this morning:

MP 4.44

ORE43, Portland
Estimated delay of 2 hours or greater
Lanes Affected: (Southbound) 1 Lane
Comments: The road surface has collapsed on Highway 43 southbound at Military road. The right lane is closed. Use caution.
Public Contact: ODOT/TMOC Portland
Incident #: 121849
Last Updated: 01/19/2012 6:11 pm
Yesterday there were downed trees on OR 43 near the Sellwood Bridge, causing a road closure for several hours.

This was in addition to the closure of the Macadam exit off I-5 due to a landslide covered in my post yesterday. Day 3 and this exit is still closed.

MP 299.23

I-5, I-405 South Interchange
Estimated delay under 20 minutes
Comments: The NB I-5 Exit 299 ramp to Macadam is closed due to land slide, use caution. Ramps Affected.
Public Contact: ODOT/TMOC Portland
Incident #: 121526
Last Updated: 01/20/2012 08:04 am
*****Update as of Friday morning*****
The Macadam off-ramp from I-5 is now OPEN.

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