PORTLAND – Truck convoys joining a political rally Thursday at the Oregon Capitol may bring heavy congestion to local freeways.
Travelers on most area state highways should prepare for added congestion and delays during the morning and evening commutes. That means checking routes using TripCheck.com and traffic cameras, considering alternative routes and planning extra travel time.
The heaviest congestion is expected in and around Salem. A similar rally in 2019 involved hundreds of trucks and created traffic delays.
The routes that may see delays include:
Interstate 5 corridor.
I-5 to Salem Parkway (OR 99E) to downtown Salem.
U.S. 26 (from North Plains) to OR 217 in the Portland Metro area to I-5 to Salem.
OR 6 to U.S. 26 to OR 217 to I-5 to Salem.
U.S. 20 to OR 34 to I-5 to Salem.
OR 22 from Rickreal to Salem.
Interstate 84 east to I-82/I-84 Interchange to I-5 to Salem.
U.S. 20 (from Bend) to OR 22 to Salem.
U.S. 26 (from Prineville) to U.S. 97, to U.S. 20, to OR 22 to Salem.
Travelers should expect delays both in the morning before the rally and in the afternoon after.