Expect delays on I-5 between Drain and Cottage Grove

Expect delays on I-5 between Drain and Cottage Grove
Pothole on northbound shoulder of I-5

DRAIN, Ore. - Motorists traveling north on Interstate 5 should expect lane closures, congestion and delays between Drain and Cottage Grove Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, due to pavement repairs.

Northbound lane closures will be in effect between milepost 168 and milepost 170, just north of the Lane-Douglas county line.

The lane closures are necessary because several large potholes have developed along the right side of the road this week.

Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, workers plan to dig out a 500-foot section of the northbound right lane, replace the rock under the road and pave the surface.

All lanes are expected to be open by Saturday evening.