The section of I-5 between I-84 and I-405 is a heavily traveled corridor and experiences the highest crash rate in the state of Oregon. Located between multiple closely spaced interchanges, this segment of I-5 also experiences some of the highest traffic volumes in the state, resulting in up to 12 hours of congestion each day. Additionally, adjacent local streets are often clogged as vehicles line up to enter I-5, impacting travel for those on bikes, transit, and on foot.
The local streets connecting to the I-5 Broadway-Weidler interchange also are a major crossroads for bicycles and pedestrians. Yet, people walking and biking experience challenging connections, with infrequent crossings of I-5 and high traffic volumes.
ODOT and the City of Portland are working together to address these issues. Learn about the planned highway and local street improvements here: