Know Before You Go: Construction on the Van Buren Bridge may result in heavy traffic at rush hour. Click here to learn more.
Corvallis, Oregon

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OR 34: Van Buren Bridge Project

Construction activities have started at the Van Buren Bridge in downtown Corvallis.

Visitors and community members should be aware that traffic leaving Corvallis across the Van Buren Bridge will be backed up more than usual during rush hour. Our rush hour is approximately 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We strongly advise visitors and community members who are able to do so to avoid and/or delay leaving Corvallis via the Van Buren Bridge until later in the afternoon or evening. It would be a great time to pop into a local restaurant for a snack, or to visit one of our many beautiful city parks.

Beginning Nov. 15, 2023, the Van Buren Bridge will be closed and motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians will be directed to a temporary bypass bridge next to the Van Buren Bridge. The detour bridge doesn't have a weight restriction so regular traffic, buses and semi-trucks can all use the detour bridge. The new temporary detour bridge includes a separated path shared by pedestrians and bicyclists. The bike and pedestrian path under the bridge on both the east and west sides is now closed and will remain closed for the duration of the project. You can continue to use the river during construction. The river channel is marked with buoy lines and signs directing river users where to go.

For complete and up-to-date information about the project, visit the Van Buren Bridge Project web page.


Travelers looking for information on current road work and construction projects that may affect traveling in our area can visit the links below.

For more road construction, traffic, and road hazard information in Oregon, visit TripCheck.com.

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This page was last updated on Feb. 15, 2024.

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