Online and In-person Open Houses
In the spring of 2019, the project team hosted an open house and an online open house to share results from the Environmental Assessment. Over 85 community members participated and provided public comment. ODOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are reviewing nearly 2,000 comments from the events and others during the environmental study phase.
Meet the Primes
ODOT hosted Meet the Primes in spring of 2019. This event connected Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) to prime contractors. Over 90 attendees came together to learn about the project, hear about potential contracting opportunities and network with each other. The event was a part of the DBE program that is designed to change the way ODOT does business by intentionally setting contracting and workforce goals to maximize opportunities for minority-owned and small businesses.
Good in the Hood
In the summer of 2019, project staff hosted a table at Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival at King School Park. We talked to 124 people about the project, shared project fact sheets, answered questions and took public comments. We heard from many people that congestion on I-5 negatively impacted their commute. We also heard concerns about future construction impacts and climate change.