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The new Community Advisory Committee is intended to help design the project intended to reduce congestion and improve safety on I-5 through the Rose Quarter

ODOT - An ODOT rendering of the completed project as currently planned.Community members have one more week to serve on the new Community Advisory Committee to help design the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project.

The Oregon Department of Transportation is appointing the committee to help guide the project that is intended to reduce congestion and improve safety on I-5 in the Rose Quarter area. Local officials and community organizations are also calling for related work to help revive the neighborhood.

The application period runs through Feb. 18. Interested community members can learn more and apply at

The committee will be composed of up to 20 members who represent diverse perspectives. Meetings will occur up to nine times per year for up to three hours at a location within or near the project area. As it progresses, ODOT will demonstrate and communicate how the committee's input will meaningfully inform project decisions.

The project is intended to add auxiliary lanes and shoulders on the main north-south freeway on the west coast and redesigns the multimodal local street network. It is designed to smooth traffic flow on I-5 between I-84 and I-405 where three interstates intersect and feature the biggest traffic bottleneck in Oregon.

According to ODOT, the project will also improve community connections by redesigning overpasses and reconnecting neighborhood streets, enhancing public spaces, and promoting economic development opportunities. Its transportation improvements will allow the City of Portland to implement development goals for the N/NE area and realize the City's Central City 2035 Plan.

Project information is available in alternative formats upon request. Please call 503-470-3127, TTY 800-735-2900 or statewide relay 7-1-1.

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