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Portland moves forward with $400M plan to cap Interstate 5

Portland moves forward with $400M plan to cap Interstate 5.

The City of Portland and Oregon Department of Transportation are moving forward with a $400 million plan to cap Interstate 5 through several urban districts. Cincinnati leaders rebuilt Fort Washington Way so that it could be capped in the future, but nothing has come of those investments first made in 1999. More from The Oregonian:

“I-5 has been a huge divide in this community for too long,” said committee member Justin Zeulner of Portland Arena Management.  Zeulner said the freeway lid and new bike and pedestrian bridge would help connect Lloyd District with the Rose Quarter and the riverfront. “This is critical for the future of our community.”

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.