Completing the improvements on I-5 requires removing and rebuilding the bridges crossing over the highway. The project will build new highway covers in their place to provide space for wide sidewalks, separated bike lanes, roads, and new community spaces. The new covers will include seismic upgrades, making the structures more resilient in the event of an earthquake.
What is a highway cover?
A highway cover is a concrete and steel platform that spans over the street that lies below it. Highway covers create more usable area around the streets where there isn’t any today. In the future, you might see wider sidewalks or more room for bikes on these covers. They also provide opportunity for community activity spaces. With community input, the project team will continue to explore options such as food carts, public art, skate park, scenic overlooks, picnic areas, a dog park, park chess, and other activities and spaces.
One of the locations where I-5 will be covered is where the highway crosses over Broadway, Williams and Weidler Streets.
The other cover location spans over the highway connecting Vancouver Avenue with a new Hancock/Dixon Street overcrossing.
Click below to let the project team know what you’d like to see on the highway covers.