Title

I-5 COLUMBIA RIVER BRIDGE TRUNNION REPAIR PROJECT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN

Authors

W P. Ciz

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1998

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, infrastructure - bus/tram priority, infrastructure - bus/tram lane, planning - route design, land use - planning, ridership - commuting, organisation - management, mode - mass transit, mode - carpool

Keywords

Vehicular traffic control, Vancouver (Washington), Trunnions, Truck routes, Transit, Traffic planning, Traffic management (Traffic control), Traffic, Street traffic control, State departments of transportation, Reversible traffic lanes, Public transit, Priority lanes, Portland (Oregon), Mass transit, Maintenance and repair, Maintenance, Local transit, Lane closure, HOV lanes, Highway traffic control, Highway planning, High occupancy vehicle lanes, Diamond lanes, Commuting, Closures, Carpool lanes, Bridges, Bridge maintenance, Amtrak

Abstract

From September 16 to September 21, 1997, the Oregon Department of Transportation closed the northbound portion of the Interstate-5 Columbia River Bridge between Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, to repair a cracked trunnion. The traffic management plan was based upon the development of a reversible travel lane on the three-lane, southbound span of the bridge. The reversible lane was designed to provide two travel lanes in the peak direction of flow, southbound in the morning and northbound in the afternoon. In addition to the reversible travel lane, other traffic management strategies that were included in the traffic management plan were high occupancy vehicle lanes, increased public transit service, Amtrak commuter train between downtown Vancouver and downtown Portland, and commercial truck access and route changes.