How will the Portland bridge closures in July & August impact workplaces in the Portland-metro?

How will the Portland bridge closures in July & August impact workplaces in the Portland-metro?

Portland commuters: if you haven’t heard by now, traffic in Portland, Oregon is likely to spike in July and August 2018

Why? Well, according to ODOT:

Commuters can expect 24-hour a day closures lasting up to two weeks on the bridges that connect I-84 and I-5 start July 8 to extend the service life of the three bridges that connect the two interstates. 

So, with bridge closures affecting the flow of traffic in key connection points around Portland, what will it mean for employees commuting to and from work? And what does it mean for the organizations who have employees or clients commuting in the area?

We believe there are some temporary solutions that some employers can implement.

Lacey Partipilo and I recently discussed this topic for a video podcast and offer employers several ways to help their employees avoid the traffic with the least disruption in their work day. Watch the 6-minute discussion below:

 

Brandon Laws

As Director of Marketing, Brandon Laws leads all marketing efforts for Xenium, providing oversight on all marketing campaigns, digital marketing strategy, events, sponsorships and public relations. Brandon brings a positive energy to every aspect of his role at Xenium—from internal initiatives around culture and wellness to industry thought leadership through the Xenium podcast and other social efforts. Active within the HR community, he currently volunteers on the board of the Portland Human Resource Management Association as the Director of Marketing & PR.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn