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I-5: Rose Quarter Improvement Project

Planning Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Portland, Multnomah)

We are continuing to study and design improvements to I-5 between I-84 and I-405 in Portland. View the full project website for more information.


Meetings and Events

Check the full project website event’s page for more information:


  • Planning: 2010 - 2012
  • Preliminary Concept Design & Environmental Review: 2017 - 2020
  • Preliminary Engineering & Design: Spring 2020 - 2022
  • Final Design: 2022 - 2023 
  • Construction: 2023 - 2027​



The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project is committed to supporting a safer, more just and inclusive Albina community and greater Portland region. The project will make local, regional, and international travel more predictable and reduce frequent crashes on the I-5 corridor, supporting Oregon’s economy, and will create new community connections to support future economic development, including land redevelopment opportunities. 

On I-5, the project will add auxiliary lanes and shoulders to improve travel reliability and safety and will smooth traffic flow between I-84 and I-405 where three interstates meet at the top traffic bottleneck in Oregon and 28th worst bottleneck in the nation. The Oregon State Legislature identified the project as a key transportation investment in 2017. 

This project includes:
  • New ramp-to-ramp lanes (also called auxiliary lanes) and shoulders along I-5 to reduce weaving and merging to improve safety.​
  • Covers over the highway where bridges cross over I-5 for highway safety improvements and enhancing connections for people walking, rolling, riding transit and driving on local streets .
  • A new overcrossing for people walking and rolling  enhancing access within the north and northeast neighborhoods.
  • Relocating the southbound I-5 on-ramp from NE Wheeler to NE Weidler to reduce crashes caused by short merging and weaving distances.
  • A new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing from NE Clackamas Street to N Ramsay Way to improve connections for people who walk and ride bikes.
  • Upgrades to bicycle and pedestrian facilities on the local street network in the vicinity of the Broadway-Weidler interchange to provide a safer and more comfortable travel experience.
Project values include:
  • Restorative Justice for the Albina Community
  • Community Input & Transparent Decision Making
  • Mobility Focused
  • Climate Action & Improved Public Health
Project outcomes will include:
  • New community spaces, places and connections
  • Improved safety and mobility
  • Economic opportunities
  • Equitable health and wealth creation
  • Land redevelopment

View the full project website ​for more information.​​


I-5 | ​I-5 between the I-405 and I-84 interchanges

Cost and Funding

Partial funding for design and construction phases was provided in HB 2017. The legislature authorized $30 million per year, beginning in January 2022, for the Project based on the estimated project cost of approximately $450 to $500 million (in 2017 dollars). 

To meet Section 27c requirements of Oregon’s HB2017, the Project provided a cost-to-complete (CTC) report to the Legislature on January 23, 2020.


​Hamilton/Sundt a Joint Venture in Association with Raimore Construction LLC.


  • Providing street connections knitting the Albina neighborhood back together.
  • Creating over $100 million+ in Disadvantaged Business Enterprise opportunities.
  • Contracts building long-term career prospects.
  • Designing and building earthquake-safe highway covers providing new community space.
  • Adding 8,500 feet of improvements making it safer for people walking, biking and rolling.
  • Providing safer streets and a sound wall reducing noise near Harriet Tubman Middle School. 
  • Collaborative community partnerships catalyzing future development. 
  • Minimizing barriers to participation for communities of color. 
  • Providing smoother traffic flow on I-5 through auxiliary lanes and new shoulders.
  • Reducing crashes on I-5 by up to 50 percent.
  • Allowing buses and emergency responders to move more quickly on new shoulders.
  • Saving drivers travel time, nearly 2.5 million hours a year in the area.
  • Saving the economy money with more efficient movement of goods.
  • Improving highway flow and multimodal opportunities in Albina.​

Additional Information

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

¿Hablas español? Podemos proporcionar la información de esta publicación en español. Para recibir información por favor llame al 503-731-4128.​​

Contacts & Media

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Community Affairs Coordinator
April DeLeon-Galloway

Last Updated

7/23/2021 4:32 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
19071_I5_RQ_Project_Brochure.pdfI-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Brochure

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