Environment assessment released on I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project

I-5 Rose Quarter - KATU photo

PORTLAND, Ore. - The next phase of the Interstate 5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project was released Friday, Feb. 15.

The environment assessment is a required step for the project to continue moving forward. You can view the details of the report here.

The project aims to improve traffic and travel conditions for vehicles, bikes and pedestrians. Identified by the Oregon Department of Transportation as a high-crash area, the project also aims to make safety improvements to the area that would include shoulders on I-5, moving the on-ramp to southbound I-5, highway covers and a wall to reduce traffic noise.

ODOT is seeking public comment on this phase of the project through April 1.

The plan, then, is to start the design phase of the project in the spring, with construction set to begin in 2023. It would last four to five years.


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