Rose Quarter Underground: Looking at conditions from the bottom up

ODOT crews will be in the Rose Quarter area on July 6 and 7 to conduct nighttime work

The work will provide information about the existing pavement condition of local streets to inform the design of the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project.

What you will see and hear

Crews will examine the pavement by drilling holes ranging from 2 feet wide and 3 feet deep to 8 inches wide and 10 feet deep. The holes will be backfilled within 24 hours and covered when not in use. You may hear some noise while crews work nearby, but activities will be no louder than typical traffic noises.

Here’s what you can expect from the pavement exploration work:

  • Work dates: July 6 and 7
  • Nighttime work: Mon-Wed, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Temporary closures and detours for people walking, biking, rolling, and driving
  • Partial lane closures
    • N Broadway between NE 2nd Ave and N Wheeler Ave
    • N Vancouver Ave between N Broadway and N Weidler

Visit the ODOT’s Weekly Construction Update and visit TripCheckimage linked to trip check website for details on specific closures and detours – updates will be posted regularly until pavement exploration is complete.

If you have any questions, please call 503-470-3127 or email

July pavement assessment will occur in the I-5 Rose Quarter area along N Broadway St and N Vancouver Ave.

Crew in the Rose Quarter taking pavement samples.

Crew in the Rose Quarter taking pavement samples.