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I-5 ramps at Southwest Multnomah Boulevard close for sewer reconstruction

MULTNOMAH - Sewer construction closed on and off ramps between I-5 and Southwest Multnomah Boulevard Oct. 3.

The closure will last about 45 days, and the ramps should re-open by mid-November, according to the city of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services.

Southwest Multnomah Boulevard will remain open during construction. The exit from I-5 south to Southwest Multnomah Boulevard westbound (Exit 296B) and the entrance to I-5 north from eastbound Southwest Multnomah Boulevard will close. Signs will direct traffic to detours to and from the freeway.

I-5 southbound traffic can use Exit 297 - Terwilliger/Bertha to access Southwest Multnomah Boulevard westbound via Southwest Barbur Boulevard. Eastbound Southwest Multnomah Boulevard traffic can take Southwest 40th Avenue south to Southwest Capitol Highway and follow signs to I-5 north at Southwest Huber Street to reach I-5 north.

BES is repairing the Burlingame Trunk Sewer by inserting a liner in the sewer to form a new interior pipe surface. The contractor needs to pump sewage around the repair area through surface pipes that will temporarily block the ramps that connect Southwest Multnomah Boulevard with I-5.

Project updates available at www.portlandonline.com/bes/burlingame.