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Environmental Study Ready For Public Review and Comment!

The public comment period is open from February 15 – April 1, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Over the past year and a half, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the City of Portland, have been conducting an environmental study, also known as an Environmental Assessment, for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project. The Environmental Assessment was published on February 15, 2019 and is now available for public review and comment.

There are many ways to read and comment on the Environmental Assessment:

Printed copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for public review at the following locations. Visit the front desk to review the printed copy:

  1. ODOT Region 1 – 123 NW Flanders St, Portland, Oregon 97209

  2. FHWA Oregon Division – 530 Center Street NE, Suite 420, Salem, OR 97301

  3. Matt Dishman Community Center – 77 NE Knott St, Portland, OR 97212

  4. Multnomah County Library Branches

  5. Central: 801 SW 10th Ave

  6. North Portland: 512 N Killingsworth St

  7. Albina: 3605 NE 15th Ave

To request an alternative format, please contact or call 503-423-3760.

How else can I review the study and provide feedback?

There are many ways to provide your input during the comment period that runs from February 15 – April 1, 2019 at 5 p.m.

What’s included in the study?

The Environmental Assessment is a reader-friendly report which outlines the benefits and impacts of the project. The report describes why the project is being proposed, what needs the project addresses, and examines the project’s potential social, economic and environmental impacts for the following topic areas:

  1. Transportation

  2. Air Quality

  3. Noise

  4. Climate Change

  5. Environmental Justice

  6. Parks / Section 4(f)

  7. Historic Resources / Section 106

  8. Archaeological Resources

  9. Hazardous Materials

  10. Land Use

  11. Socioeconomics

  12. Water Resources

  13. Right of Way

  14. Utilities

  15. Aquatic Biology

About the Project

The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project was created by ODOT in partnership with the City of Portland and with input from the local community. It will improve both local streets and I-5 in the Rose Quarter area resulting in a more safe and connected community that will keep people moving, whether you walk, bike, roll, drive, take transit, use local streets or the highway.

Learn more about the project and sign up for email updates at:

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