More Big News for the I-5 Portland Rose Quarter Improvement Project

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On the heels of a significant $450 million federal grant, the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project reached another major milestone that moves the project closer to being ready for construction. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) granted its environmental review approval for ODOT’s I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project. This means ODOT has federal approval to proceed with the project and can continue moving forward with more detailed project design. “This federal environmental decision paired with substantial funding highlights the alignment of supporters who want to see this project built. ODOT is honored to continue working with the community and our partners” said Project Director Megan Channell. “We are excited to move forward with this much needed investment in Oregon’s future.”

ODOT is working with the community, the City of Portland and other partners to seek funding opportunities and ready the project for construction.

The project includes solutions to address one of the worst highway bottlenecks in the country and improvements that will make walking, biking and rolling safer.

The project now features a single, larger and more substantial highway cover capable of supporting development on top. It also reconnects and improves local streets and adds better pedestrian, bicycle and ADA facilities (including a dedicated pedestrian/bike-only bridge over I-5). Improvements to the I-5 mainline highway include wider shoulders to support faster emergency response times as responders use wider shoulders to move through traffic. The project will also construct auxiliary lanes to improve traffic flow and safety, relocate the southbound off-ramp from Vancouver/Broadway to the south near the Moda Center to support redevelopment opportunities and construct a new “flyover” structure to direct the 60% of I-5 off-ramp traffic headed east of I-5 out of the Rose Quarter district.


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