I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project: Join Us at the Public Hearing Tonight

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Project Newsletter | March 12, 2019

You Are Invited - Public Hearing Tonight

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. 

Review the Project's Environmental Assessment.

The project is hosting a public hearing where you can provide verbal testimony to project decision makers, following a brief project presentation. 

Elected officials will comment first, followed by comments from the general public. 


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Public Hearing

March 12, 2019
Oregon Convention Center - Room A108
777 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland, OR
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Sign up to speak
5:00 p.m. - Event begins: Presentation followed by public comments

Speakers will have up to two minutes to speak and must:

  • sign up in person during official registration, 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. on March 12  
  • only sign up for themselves

There are 10 accessible parking spaces on Parking Level 1 (P1) and 11 accessible spaces on Parking Level 2 (P2). Parking Level 2 (P2) includes accessible areas with a 9-foot ceiling clearance to accommodate adapted vehicles.

The Oregon Convention Center is located off of Interstate 5 North from Exit 302A-Rose Quarter, or from Interstate 84 West Exit 1-Lloyd Boulevard. The Oregon Convention Center is also easily accessible via Bus Line #6, Portland Streetcar's Central Loop, and MAX.

The westbound platform at Convention Center MAX Station (Stop ID 8376) is temporarily closed due to adjacent construction. The eastbound platform (Stop ID 8341) will remain open.

During the closure, use nearby westbound MAX platforms at Rose Quarter Transit Center (Stop ID 8377) or NE 7th Ave (Stop ID 8375).

Learn more at https://trimet.org/alerts/conventioncenter.htm.

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.

Ways to Review and Comment - no PH V2

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.

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