If your Father’s Day plans are taking you up Highway 169 this weekend, you need to know where to avoid.
ODOT plans to close all lanes of traffic both north and southbound starting at 7 p.m. Friday night. Those lanes are expected to stay closed until 6 a.m. Monday morning.
Construction crews will be removing the old westbound bridge of Highway 266 (46th Street North) over Hwy 169. ODOT is urging drivers to avoid the area, as traffic will surely be a mess.
Drivers on Hwy 169 will be diverted to the on and off ramps of Hwy 266 in the meantime. Also, Hwy 266 will be closed during this time.
Once the old bridge is gone, east and westbound traffic on Hwy 266 will be moved over to the new eastbound bridge. There will still only be one lane open in each direction on Hwy 266 until both bridges are finished.