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Portland Metro Friday Traffic: Night ramp closures for I-5 near Jantzen Beach

Crews working on a pavement project will make intermittent night closures of the Interstate 5 on and off ramps at exit 308 on Hayden Island. The work will continue through Sunday, Oct. 8.

The I-5 southbound exit 308 off-ramp at Jantzen Beach will see intermittent closures 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 9 p.m.-7 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The I-5 northbound exit 308 on and off-ramps will see intermittent closures 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sundays through Thursdays, and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Signed detours will be in place for authorized vehicles only. Truck traffic and motor carriers hauling loads need to avoid using these ramps during the restricted times.

Oregon’s new distracted driving law kicks in this Sunday, October 1. Washington already has had its new law in place since early June. Check here for information on what is included in the law and for information about fines.

Here are some examples where the law does not apply:

When using hands-free or built-in devices, if you are 18 years of age or older. Use of a single touch or swipe to activate or deactivate the device. When parked safely, i.e., stopped in a designated parking spot (it is not legal to use the device when stopped at a stop light, stop sign, in traffic, etc). While providing or summoning medical help and no one else is available to make the call. To truck or bus drivers following the federal rules for CDL holders. When using a two-way radio if you are a CB user, school bus driver, utility truck driver in scope of employment.

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