I-5 Southbound On Ramp at Phoenix Closed
Phoenix’s Interstate 5 southbound on-ramp is closed through Friday for the construction of a new, temporary ramp. Work is estimated to wrap up Friday, June 13, according to Oregon Department of Transportation officials.
During the closure, motorists who want to drive south on I-5 will need to take Highway 99 to Talent. Detours for commercial truck traffic, particularly from the Petro truck stop, will be longer, sending them north on Interstate 5 to Exit 27 to turn around and head south.
The construction of temporary ramps is the next phase in the $72 million Fern Valley interchange project. A temporary southbound off-ramp is set for construction the following week, officials said.
The Fern Valley interchange project is intended to turn exit 24 into a diverging diamond interchange, the first of its kind in Oregon. ODOT officials say the design moves traffic safely and more efficiently.