Full Road Closure for Work Zone Operations: A Case Study. Using Weekend Closures to Expedite Road Rehabilitation and Minimize the Impacts on Motorists and Road Builders - I-84 Banfield Freeway in Portland, Oregon

A full road closure is the removal or suspension of traffic from a particular section of roadway for the purpose of rehabilitation and/or maintenance. Full closures may be short term, lasting for a weekend, or longer term, lasting for months or more than a year. This document describes the planning, implementation, benefits, and lessons learned by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) during an overlay project on Interstate 84 (I-84) in Portland, Oregon. The case study illustrates a successful application of the full closure approach. ODOT started a project in June of 2002 that included paving, striping, barrier replacement, and inlet and manhole adjustments. The project covered approximately five miles on I-84 in Portland between Interstate 5 (I-5) and Interstate 205 (I-205). The contract specifications originally called for traditional maintenance of traffic during part width construction. However after the project was let, ODOT decided to have the paving portion of the project done during two weekend full closures to expedite the project.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 16p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HOP-05-014
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2005 12:28PM