ODOT I-5 Rose Quarter Improvements

  • Location:

    Portland, Oregon

  • Client:

    Oregon Department of Transportation

  • Construction Value:

    Estimated $635 M (pre-construction currently in progress)

  • Delivery Method:


  • Year Completed:

    In Progress

  • Specialties:

    Bridges, Roadways

Features & Highlights

  • Highway cover will provide space for roads, sidewalks, bike lanes and community spaces
  • Reconfigure multimodal local street network
Project Overview

The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project aims to reduce congestion and improve safety, alleviating the traffic issues that occur on the 1.8 mile stretch of I-5 between the I-84 and I-405. Additionally, the project will redesign overpasses and reconnect neighborhood streets to enhance public spaces, promote local economic development opportunities and improve community connections.

The project will add ramp-to-ramp auxiliary lanes allowing drivers to enter and exit the highway without having to merge in through the lanes. Full shoulders will create space for disabled vehicles to move out of the way of through traffic and allow emergency vehicles to pass. Covers will be added where bridges cross over the I-5 to provide space for roads and sidewalks, as well as an area for separated bike lanes and community spaces. Additionally, overcrossings for a bicycle and pedestrian-only bridge will be constructed. Finally, the project will reconfigure portions of the multimodal local street network, including a relocated on-ramp and street, bike and pedestrian improvements.