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By Patricia | The Skanner News
Published: 04 February 2020

PORTLAND – The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project is recruiting interested community members to serve on an advisory committee. The committee will help shape the project design and recommend avenues for equitable engagement with the community. The application period runs through February 18, 2020.

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will be composed of up to 20 members who represent diverse perspectives. Meetings will occur up to nine times per year for up to three hours at a location within or near the project area. Interested community members can learn more and apply at https://i5rosequarter.org/.

ODOT is convening the committee to further extend opportunities for the public to engage on the project. As it progresses, ODOT will demonstrate and communicate how the CAC’s input meaningfully informed project decisions.

The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project adds auxiliary lanes and shoulders to reduce congestion and improve safety on the main north-south freeway on the west coast and redesigns the multimodal local street network. The project will smooth traffic flow on I-5 between I-84 and I-405 where three interstates intersect and feature the biggest traffic bottleneck in Oregon. The project will also improve community connections by redesigning overpasses and reconnecting neighborhood streets, enhancing public spaces, and promoting economic development opportunities. The Project’s transportation improvements allow the City of Portland to implement the development goals for the N/NE area and realize the City’s Central City 2035 Plan.

Project information is available in alternative formats upon request. Please call 503-470-3127, TTY 800-735-2900 or statewide relay 7-1-1.

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