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 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.
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