ODOT set to unveil plans for I-5 expansion near Rose Quarter (Tonight)

ODOT and PBOT planners presented the designs to the Bike Advisory Committee last month.(Photo © J. Maus) ODOT, in partnership with PBOT, will unveil their plans for a I-5 freeway expansion project near the Rose Quarter at an open house in the Lloyd Center Mall tonight. The plan, which is being done as part of … Read more


Tonight: Three-day workshop for I-5/Rose Quarter traffic revamp begins

Just another day on Broadway near I-5.(Photo © J. Maus) Tonight at ODOT headquarters in Northwest Portland, City and state transportation officials will host a public meeting to discuss how to best improve the transportation system around the I-5/Broadway/Weidler interchange near the Rose Quarter. The event is part of the N/NE Quadrant Project, a “unique … Read more


Portlanders ask for better bicycling at first N/NE Quadrant open house

Scene from the N/NE Quadrant Project open house last month.(Photo: City of Portland) The City of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation have recently embarked on a public outreach process to garner input that will inform their N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans. The idea is to integrate land use and urban design planning … Read more


Opinion: Why we should care about ODOT’s I-5 Broadway/Weidler report

I-5 south where it goes under NE Broadway.(Photo © J. Maus) I hope you’ve read my post yesterday about a report from ODOT on how they see the “problem” and potential “solutions” to bottlenecks along I-5 near the Broadway/Weidler interchange. This area is a key hub in Portland’s bikeway network: We must get this right. … Read more


ODOT eyes major changes to I-5 near Broadway/Weidler interchange

Detail from one of four concepts to widen I-5 near the Broadway/Weidler interchange taken from the I-­5: I-­84 to I-­405 Design Workshop Concept Report prepared for ODOT. For context, the buildings in the upper left are the parking garages for the Rose Garden Arena. Yellow lines are newly widened freeways, orange lines show changes to … Read more