Public comment sought on I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project

The current Rose Quarter area where I-5 and I-84 merge in Northeast Portland.

An environmental study of the proposed I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project predicts short-term work-related problems but long-term gains, including reduced congestion and air pollution in the construction site.

The federally-required Environmental Assessment was released on Friday, Feb. 15, by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Portland Bureau of Transportation. But agencies are encouraging the public to read and respond to the report during the 45-day public comment period.