May Email Update

Community Advisory Committee meets tomorrow

The Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meets on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The on-line meeting is open to the public. The CAC brings community interests and values into the Project’s decision-making process. Meeting topics include a committee orientation and Project design process overview.

To attend this meeting from your computer or phone, join Zoom or watch the livestream on YouTube. Click below for more details about the CAC and how to submit public comment.

All Project committee meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend a virtual meeting but cannot attend by phone or computer or you require language accommodations, please contact the Project team at 503-470-3127 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

View CAC meeting info

Executive Steering Committee kicks off

The first  Executive Steering Committee (ESC) meeting took place Friday, May 22, 2020. The meeting focused on the ESC’s defined values for the Project, which are intended to guide Project activities moving forward. The on-line meeting was open to the public. View a video of the meeting and download materials at the project website.

The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) convened the ESC in consultation with ODOT and regional partners to advise the OTC and ODOT on I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project decisions. The ESC advises on principles and values to guide the Project, design elements such as highway covers, equitable engagement strategies, and other considerations. OTC Vice Chair Alando Simpson is ESC chair and Dr. Steven Holt facilitates the ESC. Click below for more information about the ESC and its kickoff meeting.

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Contractor roundup: Proposals due in May

The due date for responses to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project was extended to May 28, 2020. Refer to ORPIN for all up-to-date information on the RFP.CM/GC is a unique contracting process that allows us to bring the contractor into the design phase early and use a variety of innovative tools for increased community engagement and inclusion of small businesses and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms. The process also seeks to build the capacity of small businesses and DBEs for current and future projects. A Meet the Proposers event is planned this summer – more details to come.

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Rose Quarter underground: More work ahead

ODOT contractor crews are out in the Project area to collect critical data to inform Project design. Three types of separate field work are scheduled to take place:

Activity Description Duration
Pavement exploration Pavement coring, testing and surface measurements on local streets May 4 – late May 2020
Utility mapping Locate, map and record data on underground utilities in Project area June – December 2020
Soil sampling Soil sample collection in Project area July – November 2020

Learn more about work hours and traffic and noise impacts

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