Providence Park, Thorns FC vs. Boston Breakers, 05.10.17
Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Thorns FC

Water policy and Portland traffic advisory at Providence Park for Thorns-Dash game Sunday

Water Policy at Providence Park

  • Sealed water bottles and sports drinks are allowed into the stadium
  • A designated cooling station, located by Gate 4 will be provided and staffed by AMR
  • Increased water stations throughout the concourse

Traffic Advisory in Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation has begun two interstate rehabilitation projects in summer 2018 that will impact Portland area drivers attempting to come to Providence Park

I-5 at I-84 Rehabilitation Project
The I-5 at I-84 Rehabilitation Project will replace aging concrete and steel on the interchange ramps that connect I-84 and I-5. Three of the four connecting ramps will require closure to all traffic 24-hours a day for up to two weeks each (only one ramp will close at a time).

The first multi-day ramp closure, I-5 southbound to I-84 eastbound, is scheduled for the night of July 8.* The ramp will remain closed until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23. A detour route will be marked, however, severe congestion will occur and we recommend people avoid the area, walk, bike or take transit if possible.

I-5 Paving Project
The I-5 Repaving Project will repave both north and southbound lanes, including exit and entrance ramps, for six miles of I-5 between the Marquam and Interstate bridges. The project also will replace freeway signage, upgrade ADA ramps and replace the median barriers at a couple key locations.

Southbound I-5 will be closed between the Fremont and Marquam bridges from 10 p.m. Friday, July 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16 and again from 10 p.m. Friday, July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 23.

Follow signed detour routes. Please also see detour route maps for each project.

The latest information is available online for both the I-5 at I-84 Rehabilitation Project and I-5 Repaving Project.