Land survey crews are in the project area

Two surveyors conduct work along a sidewalk.

Land survey crews are in the project area verifying the locations of property lines. They may install small markers and/or pavement markings to document their work. This work will occur during the daytime through the end of August. If you have any questions, please call 503-470-3127 or e-mail

I-5 Rose Quarter Project staff out and about this summer

Come talk with us at local events this summer

We are actively working with our federal partners to review and respond to the public comments received during the Environmental Assessment public review period that ended earlier this year. While the federal review process is underway, we are seeking additional community input to help define a vision for the covers over Interstate 5.

An image of the project table at an outdoor event. The table has project flyers, display boards, sign up forms and candy. The project sign reads "Come talk with us!".

Community members share their input on the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project covers at Good in the Hood in June 2019

We have been out and about in the community to share project information and learn about your values and priorities. In June, staff attended the Juneteenth Celebration and the Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival. At these summer events, community members learned about project elements, asked questions and shared input.

Please join us at these additional events this summer to learn more about the project and share your thoughts:

We are also planning other summer outreach activities including community discussions, an online questionnaire, additional in-person engagement opportunities and recruitment for a Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC will be formed through an open application process later this year. The CAC will advise ODOT and the City of Portland on design aspects, meaningful engagement and equitable project outcomes.

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Soil sampling on I-5 scheduled to start in July

Crews are expected to collect soil samples in the Rose Quarter area starting mid July and continuing until October. The work will ensure the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project can provide information that will help answer questions raised by community members during the Environmental Assessment review about soil stabilities and the highway covers, informs legislative requirements outlined in House Bill 2017, and helps inform future urban design opportunities.